To help provide as much information as possible for job seekers in the Kansas City area, we will attempt to list networking events, career fairs, classes, seminars, etc. on this blog. Below are the events/meetings for the week of November 1:
Tuesday, November 2:
The Job Radio Show
This week’s guests: Representatives from 4 local job clubs as they discuss the concept of what Job Clubs are and how they benefit the job seeker.
- Bill Eckert from Church Of The Nativity – Career Transitions Support Group
- Bob Noelle from Church of the Resurrection United Methodist – Employment Transition Support Group
- Larry Lee from Presbyterian Church of Stanley – Job Search Support Group
- David Templeman – Woods Chapel United Methodist Church – Crossroads Career Network
Specific information about job clubs represented on The Job Radio Show:
Career Transitions Support Group:
Meets at: Church Of The Nativity Catholic Church, 3800 W. 119 th Street, Leawood, KS
Time/Day: Friday mornings at 7:45 a.m. ﴾except before a holiday﴿, Adult Education room, lower level, Parish Hall. Enter west side of church.
Contact: Bill Eckert at firstname.lastname@example.org / 913.322.9177 x205
Employment Transition Support Group:
Meets at: Church of the Resurrection United Methodist, 13720 Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS
Time/Day: 3rd Thursday evening from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in room 220, East Building.
Contact: Cheryl Greenough at email@example.com
Job Search Support Group:
Meets at: Presbyterian Church of Stanley, 14895 Antioch Road, Overland Park, KS in Room 234A
Time/Day: Thursdays mornings at 10:00am
Contact: Larry Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org / 913.681.8180
Crossroads Career Network:
Meets at: Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, 4725 NE Lakewood Way, Lee’s Summit, MO in Room 301
Time/Day: Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:30pm
Contact: David Templeman at email@example.com / 913.220.8326
Don’t forget the New Landings Group also!
Meets at: Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nall Avenue, Overland Park, KS
Time/Day: Wednesday evenings from 6:30–8:30pm
Link to recorded podcast will be uploaded here when made available.
Wednesday, November 3
Federal Application Workshop
Missouri Career Center
Kansas City, MO
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00am
Free to attend.
Missouri Career Center staff can help you walk through the process of completing the federal employee application. Sessions are held every Wednesday.
Contact: Joyce Templeton at 816.471.2330
Kansas City Winter Job Fair
North Kansas City Community Center
1999 Iron Street
North Kansas City, MO
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Info: EmploymentGuide.com is throwing one more job fair in Kansas City this year and you are invited! This event will host about 30 companies from the Kansas City area so save yourself weeks of research and get some face-to-face interaction of hiring recruiters. We ask that everyone who plans to attend dress professionally and bring plenty of copies of your resume.
Admission and parking is FREE.
New Landings Coaching Opportunity
Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nall Avenue, Overland Park, KS
Working in groups of six or less, you will receive personalized strategies, tools, support, and accountability to create sustainable change and help with problem-solving and goal-setting for career transition. Normally priced at $125 an hour, you receive 90 minutes for only $35 per person.
To register: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Go to http://www.newlandings.org or call Debra Hayes (913.269.3634)
New Landings Weekly Meeting
Who We Are: New Landings is a non-profit organziation dedicated to the economic recovery of America’s middle class. New Landings empowers individuals to create and engage in meaningful work by providing resources and new avenues to showcase their skills. We provide a holistic approach to job recovery by stabilizing, energizing and mobilizing our members to condense the transition time to economic growth.
Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church
9300 Nall Avenue
Overland Park, KS
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Dress Attire: Business Casual
Speaker: Joyce Layman
Topic: Mind By Design: Creating a Powerful New Perspective for Your Business & Life
We have choices each and every day in our personal and professional lives but how often do we talk ourselves out of our possibilities? It’s time for a new perspective. Joyce shares the Mind By Design™ philosophy which asserts that by shifting our unconscious thoughts that determine 95% of our daily actions, we take control and eliminate excuses that can hold us back. This new perspective integrates science and psychology to help take you to the next level of success. Change your thinking, and you can change your life.
Join us Wednesday, November 3rd to gain practical insights to add to your job search ‘toolkit’.
Joyce Layman is an accomplished speaker and change agent. Joyce is known for her straightforward and high energy style of equipping audiences with the insight, tools and practical applications necessary to take them to the next level of success. Her presentations are centered on the “Mind By Design” philosophy which asserts that by shifting our mindset – the subconscious habits, attitudes and beliefs that determine over 95% of our daily actions – we take control of mind chatter, eliminate excuses, and increase resilience.
It was through searching for her own truth in regards to life experiences that Joyce discovered amazing information that changed her life. Learning to embrace all of life’s experiences as an opportunity to grow pushed her to higher levels of achievement both personally and professionally. She sought training in The Pacific Institute’s processes, and now uses the latest techniques in cognitive restructuring and to help others understand how their thoughts and attitudes determine their outcomes. Only she puts them in layman’s terms. Business leaders and entrepreneurs alike come to Joyce for personal growth and development inspiration through speaking, consulting and coaching.
Thursday, November 4:
Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting (open to job seekers to attend for free)
Location this week:
AMC/Fork & Screen Studio 30 with IMAX
12075 South Strang Line Road
Time: 9:00 am
Opportunity to mingle with Olathe area business owners and network to your next job.
The Olathe Chamber of Commerce is taking steps to help connect job seekers and employers who are hiring. To that end, the Chamber is doing the following in a program initiated by the Chairman´s Liaison Committee:
- Providing networking opportunities at Chamber coffees at a special sign-up area so job hunters and employers can meet.
- Accepting resumes of those seeking jobs, placing them in categorized binders, and making them available at Chamber coffees, at the Chamber´s HR Roundtables, and at the Chamber office to help companies identify talent for employment positions. To include your resume, contact Dana Ketterling, 764-1050 or email@example.com.
- Inviting employers to advertise employment offerings on the Chamber´s Web site. Contact Laura Baldwin,
764-1050 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for details.
- Engaging job seekers in volunteer and other events and opportunities to provide opportunities to network.
Olathe Chamber also has a pdf file you can download with information about employment resources in the Kansas City area. The link to the file is below.
In addition, The Olathe Chamber of Commerce has a partnership with CareerLink.com to offer area employers the ability to advertise job openings and job seekers to get their resumes noticed.
Resume Writing Workshop
Who: Tammy Kabell with Career Resume Consulting
8700 State Line Road
2nd floor, Ste. 200
Time: 8:30 am to Noon
In the current job market, with unemployment hovering at nearly 10%, and the “broad unemployment rate” nearly 18%, it is absolutely essential that your resume make you irresistible to hiring managers.
Please join Tammy Kabell as she teaches you step-by-step how to put together the components of a successful resume. The provided workbook will include examples of resumes that have gotten Tammy’s clients amazing positions within a matter of 2-3 weeks. You will leave this workshop with all of the elements you need to craft your own highly effective resume.
Early Bird pricing is $69, with special “Two-Fer” pricing of $49 per ticket if you bring a friend. Continental breakfast will be provided, as well as all workshop materials. Seating is limited in order to provide individual instruction for all participants.
Contact: Tammy Kabell with Career Resume Consulting at (816)600-2478 or by email: email@example.com.
9221 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS
Time: 2:00 – 3:15 pm
Free to attend.
Topics include preparing for the interview, proper attire and common questions.
Friday, November 5:
Heart of America Stand Down
600 North 7th Street
Kansas City, KS
Time: All day
Services to include legal assistance, dental, vision, hearing, mental and physical health care, employment and career counseling, educational opportunities, substance abuse counseling and referrals, hair cuts, va benefits, medical supplement, housing assistance, utility assistance, mentoring programs, spiritual, family guidance and counseling, PTSD guidance and assistance, patient advocacy, professional appearance consultants, HIV testing, family planning counselors, clothing, dietary education, mortgage advisory, and so much more. With all this, the greatest service a veteran receives from Stand Down is the fellowship and the great food! This year, award winning American Royal BBQ competition winners will be serving some of their finest! Come have lunch, share stories and reconnect with us.
Free to attend for veterans.
Set up on Thursday, November 4th if you are interested in helping out.
Contact: Jennifer at 816-519-8805.
Please Note: I want to apologize for the delay this week in getting this post out. Please let me know in the comments if this weekly post has been helpful to you. Thank you.
If you know about other career fairs, meetings, or events that would benefit job seekers, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.