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Try-Out Employment?

Try-Out Employment:  An Innovative Opportunity for Business and Job Candidates Southeast KANSASWORKS has received significant feedback from their employer partners concerning the difficulty in maintaining long-term, stable employees, and the decline in qualified...

Dealing with the Negative – Job Interviews Part 2

This post continues our review on how to deal with negative information during your job application and interview process.  Here are some tips for dealing with specific negative information: Fired:   Admit you were let go (do not use the word "fired"). Explain the...

Dealing With Negative Information During Your Interview

 We all have things that we fear may negatively influence a potential employer. Negative information, like being fired from your last job, lacking proper education or having a criminal record, must be addressed in your job search process. If you learn ways to deal...

Interview Body Language (It’s as important as your words!)

During the interview, how you act is almost important as what you say.  Your posture and facial expressions can tell the interviewer a lot about you. Look at the interviewer for cues.  Shake hands when one is offered. Wait to be told where to sit. You want to appear...

Be Prepared for Your Interview: Techniques Used by the Interviewer

Preparing for an interview is more than just making a great first impression, proper dress and hygiene.  It also includes being ready to respond to the techniques used by interviewers.  Here are the most common techniques used by interviewers: Non-directed Not...

There are different types of interviews. Do you know them?

Most people think of the typical one-on-one type of interview when they think of an interview, but there are many kinds of job interviews.  Knowing what type of interview you will be having will help in your preparation. One-on-one This is the most common type of...

The Ideal Candidate -You!

At the beginning of the hiring process, the interviewer will think about the open position and construct a profile of the ideal candidate for that job.  The closer you come to that profile, the greater your chances are of getting the job. The best way to discover what...

First Impressions…

Even before you say anything, the interview has begun.  Your appearance, actions toward other people, hygiene and body language all make an impression on the interviewer. Think of how you will appear.  The following are hints that can help you make a good impression:...


At a minimum the interviewer is looking to discover the following: WHAT does the candidate want to do?  The interviewer wants to be sure that you will be happy performing the tasks required. to complete the job properly.  Few employers can afford to let new employees...

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December 24 - December 25
Jan 15

Textron Job Fair – January 15th, 2019

January 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Jan 17

Job Fair – Thursday, January 17th

January 17, 2019 @ 1:00 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.