This week’s networking events post is delayed due to me getting a new job a few weeks ago, so I have been focusing on it. But I wanted to get networking events out for the rest of this week.
Below are the events/meetings for the week of February 7. As always, 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.
Wednesday, February 9
Internet Marketing and Social Media Meetup Group
The Buzzz Pub & Perk
12056 W 135th Street
NW Corner of 135th & Quivera
Overland Park, KS
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.
Linking Leawood Professionals Happy Hour
5041 West 135th Street
Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Please register in advance. Free beverage of your choice with registration. Registration capped at 60 people!
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.
Crossroads Career Network Meeting
Woods Chapel United Methodist Church
4725 NE Lakewood Way
Lees Summit, MO
Time: 6:30-7:30 pm in Room 301
Speaker: Nick Walz with Job News
Nick will be discussing how job seekers can prepare for a career fair and successfully incorporate these events into their job search.
Nick is a Major Accounts Manager with Job News, Kansas City’s leading recruitment advertising company. In additional to publishing a weekly employment magazine and hosting a locally-branded job board on the web, Job News hosts several career fair events throughout the metropolitan area each year as well.
Thursday, February 10
Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting (open to job seekers to attend for free)
Location this week:
The Great Mall of the Great Plains
20800 West 151st Street
Olathe, KS 66061
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 email@example.com, for details.
- Engaging job seekers in volunteer and other events and opportunities to provide opportunities to network.
New Landings Recruiter Panel
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: 9:30am – 11:30am
Dress Attire: Business Casual
At this Recruiter’s Panel you will hear corporate recruiters and experts from recruiting agencies answers questions such as . . .
a. How do I determine which recruiter is best for me?
b. Is it a good idea for me to work with more than one recruiter?
c. Once engaged with you, how often do you want me to follow up with you (I don’t want to become a pest!)?
d. What do you think about the perception of being “over qualified” for a job, and how should I handle this with a potential employer?
e. What types of things cause you to instantly rule out a resume?
f. How do you filter through all the resumes you receive for a job posting?
g. What do you look for in a cover letter?
h. What do you look for during a phone interview?
Bring your questions and be prepared for a very interactive session with our panel of experts.
Friday, February 11
Sacred Heart’s Job Club Meeting
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
5501 Monticello Rd
Go to Meeting Room #2 located on upper level of church building.
Time: 8:30 – 9:30am
Contact: Maureen Reintjes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913-422-5700, ext. 250