Networking Events

Job Search/Networking Events Week of April 4

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 job leads as they are sent to us or as we find.

Below are the events/meetings for the remainder of the week of March 28. As always, if you know about other career fairs, meetings or events that would benefit job seekers, please send a note to jobseekersview@gmail.comThank you.

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Wednesday, April 6

Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

Location:
Southside Mafia Pizzeria‎
12627 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66213
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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.

More Information about the Group

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Professional Career Transitions Weekly Meeting

Who We Are: For professionals in an employment transition which uses current successful job search techniques. We will have time for networking, education, and workshop activities during each session.

Location:
Devry University
LeValley Conference Room
11224 Holmes Road
Kansas City, Mo
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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: Networking – Working with Recruiters

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
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Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Dress Attire: Business Casual

Speaker: Nate Hancock

Topic: “Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time”

The science of stamina has advanced to the point where we can significantly increase their capacity to get things done.  This is true even when our levels of motivation and desire are low.  In this workshop, we will discuss how to achieve higher quality results by increasing our levels of energy and engagement.

Engagement / Positive Channeling of Energy

  • What does employee engagement mean?
  • How does energy impact engagement and high performance?
  • Energy and the emotions that fuel you
  • Take charge of you – – focus your energy / energy rituals

Speaker Bio:

Nate Hancock is a leadership and development consultant at Black & Veatch.  His dynamic leadership and training style attracts success and inspires all who come in contact with him to succeed. Nate’s presentation style is to thoughtfully provide sound business advice balanced with “keeping it real”.

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Thursday, April 7

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

Location this week:
Title Boxing Club
20152 West 153rd Street
Olathe, KS 66062
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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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Linking Professional Women Luncheon

Who we are: Linking Professional Women is a networking and professional support group for women in business.

~ All attendees published with business info!

~ Open Networking Linked In Group! All members are encouraged to post biz info, events, etc.!

~ Open forum at the FREE group website! Post tips, specials, events, and connections made!

~ FREE profile and chat at our private Ning Group!

~ Include your twitter and facebook “names” at registration for inclusion in “blasts”!

~ See your business “tagged” in photos and videos posted in various professional online venues!

Location:
Bonefish Grill Leawood
5021 West 135th Street
Leawood, KS
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Time: 11am – 1pm

Information on this luncheon:

Agenda
11-11:30 check in, pick up materials, network
11:30-12:30 lunch served,announcements,speaker
12:30-1 network, one on one meeting opportunities

In addition to great open networking and an inspirational speaker, we’re supporting a wonderful cause. Your registration for the event is used to spread awareness so we can help more local families in need. Enjoy a first class lunch provided by Bonefish Grill while networking in the company of savvy Kansas City area business professionals.

Featured Speaker: Scott Parks, the son of a career military officer, was born at Fort Benning, Georgia where he lived a whole 6 weeks before his father was given orders to move to Amarillo, Texas. During his formative 18 years of receiving non-stop parental welfare Scott lived in Georgia, Texas, Alaska, Germany, and Kansas.

He attended three high schools as a teenager — two of them in Europe — and is a 1989 graduate of Lansing High School near Leavenworth. Scott always dreamed of having a career in radio and began his pursuit of that dream by attending the University of Nebraska in the Fall of 1989. That tour of duty lasted only one year before he transferred to the University of Kansas where he received a degree in Broadcast Journalism in May, 1994.

Scott’s career began at a tiny radio station (KOFO) in Ottawa, Kansas where he served, literally, as a one man news department. After that it was off to KLWN in Lawrence before his arrival at KMBZ in February, 1997. Since then Scott has cut his teeth as a reporter, anchor, Assistant News Director, and now News Director. He has received scores of awards for his reporting from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, the Missouri Broadcasters Association, and the Radio Television News Directors Association of America. He also earned a prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award in 2006.

In his spare time Scott enjoys hanging out with his two young daughters, playing soccer, and engaging in his endless pursuit of someday being a semi-decent drummer. He is an avid fan of all things musical and credits among his favorite acts: Thin Lizzy, Prince, Robert Cray, Eric Clapton, and a relatively obscure band known as the Marvelous 3.

Scott is a member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Overland Park and a volunteer coach with the Shawnee Soccer Club.

Registration for Luncheon

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Perceptive Software Career Fair

Perceptive Software is one of the fastest growing providers in the ECM industry and they are ready to add more of the talented, diverse and driven people that make our company shine. They will be holding a Career Fair at their world headquarters in Shawnee. They are looking for Product Support Engineers, Consultants and Software Engineers. Visit www.perceptivesoftware.com/careers for more information.

Thursday, April 7th 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Friday, April 8th 10:00am – 2:00pm

Product Support Engineer candidates should have:

  • An information technology related college degree or equivalent work experience
  • Previous help desk experience is a bonus
  • Strong technical, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of Operating Systems: Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP, Unix (Solaris, HP/UX, AIX), Linux
  • Knowledge of Database Software: Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle
  • Knowledge of Visual Basic Script, Java Script, HTML (DHTML, ASP)

Software Engineer candidates should have:

  • Strong experience in object oriented design and programming including full software development life cycle
  • Experience developing industrial strength client and server applications in Windows and/or Unix using C++, Java, and SQL using ANSI standards where applicable
  • Interest in leadership and advancement opportunities

Consultant candidates should have:

  • An information technology related college degree
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Strong technical, analytical, and problem solving/troubleshooting skills
  • Understanding of Windows operating Systems
  • Understanding of relational database concepts
  • An ability and willingness to travel 75%

Location: South East corner of K-7 and Shawnee Mission Parkway in Shawnee, KS
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Friday, April 8

Sacred Heart’s Job Club Meeting

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