Look at the checklist below while considering your work experience, skills, abilities, education and training.  This chart will help you decide which resume style is the right one for you:

If you… Date/Chronolog. Skills/Funct.
have a poor work history, employment gaps or are unemployed X
have education that is suited to the position desired X
have solid training for a specific job, but little paid experience X
have a work history that demonstrates career growth X
are considering a career change X X
have had frequent job changes X
possess related work experience X
have little or no related work experience X
have an impressive work history X
lack education X

Your resume alone will not secure a job for you. Your job search strategy must combine an excellent resume with targeted marketing, networking, follow-u an emotional  support to be successful..

Use your resume for cold calls, when replying to help wanted ads or as a guideline for interviews.  Bring your printed resume to job fairs.  (Extra copies with a cover letter are a great way to impress.)

Visit your local KANSASWORKS AND American Job Center for assistance on resume building.


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May 30

Hiring Event – Norfolk Iron & Metal

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Southeast KANSASWORKS, Inc. is one of five Workforce Development Areas in Kansas designated by the Governor under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

We serve the residents of 17 Kansas counties: Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Coffey, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Crawford, Elk, Greenwood, Labette, Linn, Lyon, Miami, Montgomery, Wilson, and Woodson.

American Job Centers are located in

Emporia, Chanute, Independence, Paola and Pittsburg.


Southeast KANSASWORKS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program-Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.