Networking Events

Job Search/Networking Events week of November 15 in Kansas City

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, job search workshops, etc. on this blog. Below are the events/meetings for the week of November 15. As always, if you know about other career fairs, meetingss or events that would benefit job seekers, please send a note to Thank you.

Monday, November 15:

AAF-KC Career Day

Uptown Theater
3700 Broadway St.
(Corner of Broadway & Valentine)
Kansas City, MO
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Info: AAF-KC Career Day is your chance to put advertising professionals in the hot seat and learn all the secrets and insider information you need to get an ad gig.

If you have not registered yet, you can register from 8-9 am.

What to bring: Your resume and portfolio

Cost (on day of event): $50.00

More Information about AAF-KC Career Day

AAF-KC Career Day Schedule

If you cannot attend the event, follow the hashtag #getkcadjob to see live tweets from the event all day.


Kansas City Global Entrepreneurship Week Kickoff Event (Startup Your Idea)

What: Open House and Networking Event for Entrepreneurs and Emerging Entrepreneurs to Learn about Kauffman Foundation Programs

What to expect: Do you have a business idea that youwant to explore? Or, do you have a business that is experiencing challenges or new opportunities in today’s economy? If you answered YES to either question, come to Startup Your Idea! to connect with experienced entrepreneurs and learn about resources available in the Kansas City region.

Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 4:00-9:00pm

Free to attend.

Event Flyer

Registration for Event


Military Appreciation Monday for Veterans at Golden Corral

Info: Any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to join Golden Corral for a Free “Thank You” Dinner.

Few Golden Corral locations around KC:

Kansas City, MO: 8320 North Church Road
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Blue Springs, MO: 1203 Southwest 7 Highway
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Olathe, KS: 13440 S. BlackBob Road
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Time: 5:00-9:00pm


Tuesday, November 16:

The Job Radio Show

Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

This week’s guest: Brad Justice from Team Office

Topic: Sell Yourself Techniques (NLP)

Listen live on 102.9 FM or 1140 AM.

Podcast Link


New Landings Coaching Opportunity

What: 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.

Location: Center for Spiritual Living, 1306 West 39th Street, Kansas City, MO
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Please Note: Ring the buzzer when you arrive and the coach will let you in.

Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm on Tuesday

To register: email

Questions? Go to or call Debra Hayes (913.269.3634)


Forward Bound Job Club Meeting

Speaker: Professional Life Coach Cherie Simmons

What: Interactive and insightful group session for anybody looking for work, thinking of making a job change or who just want to take advantage of this amazing Life Coach! Cherie will do a needs analysis to determine some of the pressing issues you are facing as a job seeker and will then tailor the session to those issues providing immediate feedback on what is getting in your way.

Lees Summit United Methodist Church
114 SE Douglas St.
Lee’s Summit, MO
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Please Note: Session will be in room 118 of The Worship Center building.

Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm

Contact Info: Bob Carpenter at or call 816-807-0599.


Wednesday, November 17

Linking Power & Light District Networking & Benefit Breakfast

Power & Light Grill
417 E 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
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Time: 7:30 am – 9:00am

Linking Power & Light Professionals is a networking and professional support group for professionals who wish to do business with others in or around the Power & Light District of KC MO.

Your $20 admission ($25 at the door) is a donation to the work of local shelter not for profits.

More Information and Registration

Contact Info: Laura Wynn at or call (913) 402-6033.


Internet Marketing and Social Media Meetup Group

Toad’s Pub & Perk
12056 W 135th Street
NW Corner of 135th & Quivera
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 9:00am – 10:30 am

Networking group consisting of business professionals who share their ideas and expertise in regard to marketing products or services over the Internet using social media marketing strategies.

Free to attend

RSVP and More Information


H&R Block Hiring Fair for Client Side Professionals

H&R Block – Cherokee Shopping Center
8857 W. 95th St. (SW corner of 95th St. and Antioch)
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 4:00 – 7:00pm (Presentations every half-hour)

They will spend the first part of the session showing your their history and what positions are available and details of the job requirements and responsibilities.

Bring your resume.

Contact Info for RSVP: Mary Sutton at or 913-393-2001


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
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Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

Dress Attire: Business Casual

Speaker: Geri Watts

Topic: “Know yourself!  Know the company!  Know the job! And land the job!

Geri Watts, a 20 year senior level human resources professional, will present ideas and tools you can use to help you through the interview process. She will explain the steps to the hiring process and provide “inside” tips on what interviewers are looking for.

Speaker Bio:

Geri holds an MBA in Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources from MidAmerica Nazarene University. She has served as director and vice president of two corporations in the Kansas City area. Recruiting has always been an important part of her responsibilities – hiring all levels of employees from entry level to executive.

Besides GW HR Solutions, a consulting firm that assists organizations with human resource needs, Geri does planning, coordination, and floral arrangements for her Wedding Expressions by Geri business (started in January of this year).


Crossroads Career Network Meeting

Woods Chapel United Methodist Church
4725 NE Lakewood Way
Lees Summit, MO
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Time: 6:30-7:30 pm in Room 301

Speaker: Steve Hankins from Executive Element

You are great at what you do. You have the track record to prove your skills in sales and marketing and know you would have no trouble selling yourself in an interview for that perfect opportunity. What you need now is a resume which stands out amongst the hundreds or thousands of others to get your foot in the door.

Speaker Bio:

Steve Hankins is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), the industry’s highest achievement and evidence that you are working with true experts within the professional executive resume writing field. He has expertise in business development, account management, branding, and marketing and truly understands what hiring managers are looking for. His areas of expertise include resume writing, letters, LinkedIn profile content and Executive Bios.


Thursday, November 18

Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting (open to job seekers to attend for free)

Location this week:
Bass Pro Shops
12051 S Renner Blvd.
Olathe, KS 66061
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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
  • Inviting employers to advertise employment offerings on the Chamber´s Web site. Contact Laura Baldwin,
    764-1050 or, 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.

Guide To Employment Resources

In addition, The Olathe Chamber of Commerce has a partnership with to offer area employers the ability to advertise job openings and job seekers to get their resumes noticed.

Olathe site


The Meat and Potatoes of Blogging and Social Networking Seminar

Big Bob’s Outlets of America
10001 W 75th St.
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 3:00 – 5:00pm

Free to attend.

Workshop with Joe Malinowski, Creator of Business Networking Life.

Speaker Bio: Joe is a nationally recognized speaker and legendary Internet marketer. He will help you explode your business on-line. He is the creator of Business Networking Life, an online networking directory and business resource and is the COO of eMarketing Groups.

More Information


Linking Leawood Happy Hour

Bonefish Grill Leawood
5021 West 135th Street
Leawood, KS
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Time: 5:00-7:00pm

Cost: $10 to attend. Please register in advance.

Linking Leawood Professionals is a networking and professional support group for professionals who wish to do business with others in or around the Leawood/Overland Park areas

More Information and Registration

Linking Professionals Ning Community


KCNext IT Networking Happy Hour

Press Bar & Panini Grill at Crosstown Station
1522 McGee Street (2nd floor)
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:00-8:00pm

Cost: $10/person. Beer, wine and appetizers provided. Door prizes will be raffled throughout the evening.

RSVP and More Information


Friday, November 19:

4th Annual SHBC Entpreneurial Expo

Johnson County Admin Building
111 S. Cherry St.
Olathe, KS
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Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

The Process Architects will be presenting a case study of New Landings’ InturnXchange program.  Debra Hayes will be a featured expert on a job hunter panel.  The workshop will be from 11:00 am-12:00 pm.

Free to attend.

Information on Small & Home Business Connection Entrepreneurial Expo

Workshops Schedule




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