Networking Events

Job Search/Networking Events Week of January 24

It is our hope that the information we provide on this blog will help you to find a new job or make connections with people at the various networking events. Remember, we also have a Job Leads page where we will post hot jobs as they are sent to us.

Below are the events/meetings for the week of January 24. As always, if you know about other career fairs, meetings or events that would benefit job seekers, please send a note to jobseekersview@gmail.com. Thank you.

Tuesday, January 25

The Job Radio Show

Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am

This week’s guests: Jeff Wilson

Topic: “Managing & Navigating Change”

Important Note about the show:

Beginning this week, The Job Radio Show will no longer be broadcast on the radio.  We are transitioning to an internet only format.   This is just the first change in an effort to better enable our show to meet the needs of our listeners.

Don’t worry, there is no need to miss a show.  Simply visit click on the “Podcast” tab on our website and you’ll be able to listen right there, or download the show to you computer or mp3 player.  The podcast will be available Thursday mornings.

The Job Radio Show website

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Life After the Pink Slip Webinar (Free)

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00pm

According to the Economic Policy Institute, the jobless rate fell to 9.4% in December, 2010 but much of that improvement reflects 260,000 people dropping out of the labor force.  Incredibly, the U.S. labor force is now smaller than it was before the recession began three years ago, though it should have grown by over 4 million workers to keep up with working-age population growth over this period.

• The labor market is still down a larger percentage of jobs (5.2%) than at the most severe point of any other postwar recession.
• The pool of missing workers now numbers around 4.4 million.
• If just half of these workers were currently in the labor force and were unemployed, the unemployment rate would be 10.7% instead of 9.4%.
• None of these workers is reflected in the official unemployment count, but their entry or re-entry into the labor force will contribute to keeping the unemployment rate high.
• There are still 6.4 million workers who have been unemployed for longer than six months.
• The labor market is nearly 11 million jobs below the level needed to restore the pre-recession unemployment rate (5.0% in December 2007).
This isn’t new news to most of us, but how long will it last…have we hit bottom yet?  What can you do to take charge of your future and make sure it doesn’t happen to you (again)?  Is business ownership an option that could work for you?  What does it take to be successful in business?

Join us for an information-rich webinar designed to help those in career transition explore all available options.

Register Online

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Forward Bound Job Club Meeting

Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm

Location: 
Lees Summit United Methodist Church

114 SE Douglas St.
Lee’s Summit, MO
Google Map

Please Note: Session will be in room 118 of The Worship Center building.

Presented by John Fordham, President and CEO

Topic: “Marketing Yourself in a Market Free Fall”

“Marketing Yourself in a Market Free-Fall” is a highly effective Career Advancement Program, that takes a professional business approach to the job market.

Developed by Forester Advisory Services, used by candidates, professionals and recruiters, has proven to be highly effective in today’s competitive and volatile market.

Who should attend? Recent college graduates and experienced professionals in the market, as well as recruiting organizations looking to increase their candidate’s success in the market.

LEARN HOW TO:

– Take a business approach to each opportunity pursuit.

– Create effective presentation and communication strategies.

– Formulate compelling Value Propositions to maximum visibility and market demand.

– Present high impact Executive Briefings and Business Cases.

– Transform the interview dialog through effective “peer-to-peer” communication

– Create an internal and external network to build sponsorship and visibility with key stakeholders.

AGENDA:
6:30pm – 7:00pm Open Networking
7:00pm – 8:00pm Program Overview Presentation

Contact Info: Bob Carpenter at Robert.carpenter15@yahoo.com or call 816-807-0599.

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Wednesday, January 26

IT Career Fair at Centriq Training

Contact Tina Pugh for details and a registration form at tpugh@centriq.com.

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Internet Marketing and Social Media Meetup Group

Location:
The Buzzz Pubv & Perk
12056 W 135th Street
NW Corner of 135th & Quivera
Overland Park, KS
Google Map

Time: 9:00am – 11:00 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

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Transitioning Professionals of Kansas City Metro Weekly Meeting

Who We Are: For professionals in an employment transition, using the job search techniques from the facilitators’ book: “A Road Map To Re-Employment – 12 Steps To A Successful Career Transition.”

Location:
Devry University
LeValley Conference Room
11224 Holmes Road
Kansas City, Mo
Google Map

Parking Instructions:

Park anywhere around the building.  If you enter the front doors (that face Holmes), turn right and go all the way down to the end of the hall.  The room is on the right.  The room is typically cool – bring a jacket.  Seating is limited to the first 25 people.

Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Dress Attire: Business Casual

Topic: LinkedIn

Meeting Agenda:

Pre-Meeting Networking
Roundtable Discussion (45 Minutes)
Employment Workshop (45 Minutes)
Accountability Reporting (30 Minutes)

Meeting Info

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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.

Location:
Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church
9300 Nall Avenue
Overland Park, KS
Google Map

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Dress Attire: Business Casual

Speaker: Andrew Nemiccolo

Topic: “Sell Yourself!  Using Questions for Job Search Success

Learn…

  • How can demonstrating a curious mindset and asking meaningful questions distinguish you from all the other job-seekers?
  • What are the common barriers to asking questions and how can they be overcome?
  • Leave this workshop with a list of questions for sparking compelling conversations at your next networking event, career discussion, or job interview!

Speaker Bio:

As the founder of Seven Story Learning, Andrew Nemiccolo is enthusiastic about helping individuals and teams develop to their full potential and improve results.  He is an experienced classroom teacher, sales coach and team manager.  Andrew has coached hundreds of people, both individually and in groups.  He is known for the fun and engaging learning environments he creates as a facilitator and leader.

Andrew has worked in a variety of sectors, including public & private schools, software and pharmaceuticals.  He has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.  He has a B.A. in East Asian Studies with a minor in Economics from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.  He speaks Japanese and in his free time enjoys live music and running 5K races.

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Thursday, January 27

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

Location this week:
MidAmerica Nazarene University
2030 East College Way
Olathe, KS 66062
Google Map

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00am

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.
  • Inviting employers to advertise employment offerings on the Chamber´s Web site. Contact Laura Baldwin,
    764-1050 or lbaldwin@olathe.org, for details.
  • Engaging job seekers in volunteer and other events and opportunities to provide opportunities to network.

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Life After the Pink Slip Webinar (Free)

Please Note: This is the same webinar that is on Tuesday, January 25 also.

Time: 11:00 am – Noon

According to the Economic Policy Institute, the jobless rate fell to 9.4% in December, 2010 but much of that improvement reflects 260,000 people dropping out of the labor force.  Incredibly, the U.S. labor force is now smaller than it was before the recession began three years ago, though it should have grown by over 4 million workers to keep up with working-age population growth over this period.

The labor market is still down a larger percentage of jobs (5.2%) than at the most severe point of any other postwar recession.
• The pool of missing workers now numbers around 4.4 million.
• If just half of these workers were currently in the labor force and were unemployed, the unemployment rate would be 10.7% instead of 9.4%.
• None of these workers is reflected in the official unemployment count, but their entry or re-entry into the labor force will contribute to keeping the unemployment rate high.
• There are still 6.4 million workers who have been unemployed for longer than six months.
• The labor market is nearly 11 million jobs below the level needed to restore the pre-recession unemployment rate (5.0% in December 2007).
This isn’t new news to most of us, but how long will it last…have we hit bottom yet?  What can you do to take charge of your future and make sure it doesn’t happen to you (again)?  Is business ownership an option that could work for you?  What does it take to be successful in business?

Join us for an information-rich webinar designed to help those in career transition explore all available options.

Register Online

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Friday, January 28

Sacred Heart’s Job Club Meeting

Location:
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
5501 Monticello Rd
Shawnee, KS
Google Map

Go to Meeting Room #2 located on upper level of church building.

Time: 8:30 – 9:30am

Contact: Maureen Reintjes at maureen.reintjes@shoj.org or call 913-422-5700, ext. 250

More Information

Check out Kansas City Metro Networking Job Club Ning Community

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