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 the employer is looking for is to ask the interviewer, “Can you describe for me the ideal candidate for this position?” If you don’t have the luxury of asking this question, or if the interviewer hasn’t thought about an ideal candidate, you’ll have to figure the answer out for yourself.  The published want ad, or if you can obtain it, the company’s job description, will usually describe the knowledge, skills,  traits and experience necessary for the job.  If you know someone who works at the company, ask them what it’s like to work there. “What traits are rewarded or discouraged by the company.”

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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.