Networking Events

Job Search/Networking Events Week of April 18

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 April 18. As always, if you know about other career fairs, meetings or events that would benefit job seekers, please send a note to Thank you. 

Tuesday, April 19

Twitter: How to Tap into this High-powered Job Search Tool Webinar

Free 60 minute webinar 

Time: 7:00-8:00 pm CST

5 secrets to using Twitter as a job search tool will be covered:

  1. Create a powerful profile to attract potential employers and recruiters. Employers don’t hire generic employees. Create a profile that shows your winning brand!
  2. Learn how to gain an audience (followers) in days. Using social media involves time and investment. It only takes a few steps to gain followers if you use Twitter to your advantage.
  3. Whet your appetite with Twitter applications to increase your online visibility. Twitter features some applications that allow you to link your brand to other social media outlets for effective online presence.
  4. Use hashtags to start a global conversation. Hashtags are a useful tool to narrow down your area of concentration and connect with others in your desired field.
  5. Search strategically to land job leads and penetrate the hidden job market.

Can’t make this event? No problem! Any person who registers for this webinar will receive the recording of the presentation via e-mail the day after.

Register for webinar


Wednesday, April 20

Kansas City Kansas Community College Career Fair

KCKCC campus
North end in the Field House
7250 State Avenue
Kansas City, KS 
Google Map

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Employers who will be attending:

American General Life & Accident
Best Buy
Board of Public Utilities
Boilermakers Local 83
Computer Explorers
Cerner Corporation
DeVry University
DNC Sportservice (Wizards)
Economic Opportunity Foundation
Electricians Training Center IBEW 124
Garmin International
Isle of Capri
Kelly Scientific Resources
KCK Chamber of Commerce
KCK Public Schools USD 500
KC Fairfax Credit Union
Kansas National Guard
Lakeview Village
Nebraska Furniture Mart
North Kansas City Hospital
Olathe Health Systems, Inc.
Pipefitters Training Center
Providence Medical Center
Quik Trip
Quintiles Phase I Services
Schlitterbahn Vacation Village
Shawnee Mission Medical Center
Sporting Park (Sporting KC Soccer)
Sunflower Health Care
Swope Health Services
Temple Inland
The Forum at Overland Park
TFI Family Services
Truman Medical Center
University of Phoenix
University of Kansas Hospital
Westlake Ace Hardware
Westin Crown Center Hotel
Workforce Partnership Mobile Unit
Wyandotte Center/PACES


Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

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


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.

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: LinkedIn

Meeting Agenda:

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

Meeting Info


KC Business to Business Getwork Network

What: Business networking event

Who: The KC B2B Getwork Network events are designed to create an opportunity for relationship building for those involved in Business to Business in the greater Kansas City area.  Come get to know those with like interests in our business community over a beverage and hors d’oeuvres.

12450 Newton St.
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 3:00-6:00pm

Registration and More Information


Linking South Overland Park Professionals Networking Event

Nick’s Pizzeria and Ice Cream
12030 Blue Valley Parkway
Overland Park, KS 66213
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Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Please register in advance. $10 registration fee.

More Information and Registration


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: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Dress Attire: Business Casual

Speaker: Kent Barthol

Topic: “The Kansas City Business Journal”

The presentation of the Kansas City Business will focus on the following:  Looking beyond the headline of a story to identify opportunities, discover networking events using the paper’s calendar section, utilize advertisements in the paper as a source of information, learn how to obtain “free” news stories through the Business Journal’s Daily E-mail Update, and also how to use the Top 25 Lists to research opportunities. Don’t miss the upcoming presentation on how to use the Kansas City Business Journal to find your next career opportunity!   

Speaker Bio:

Kent Barthol has spent over 20 years in the newspaper industry working in circulation—marketing, which includes 14 years at the Kansas City Business Journaland seven years at The Star. His main focus at the Business Journal is to teach companies and individuals how to maximize the content in the Kansas City Business Journal’s print edition and web products and ultimately how to use the information to differentiate yourself from the competition by using the Business Journal as a resource to stay connected to clients and prospects.  Kent has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from Northwest Missouri State University.


Thursday, April 21

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

Location this week:
The Great Mall of The Great Plains 
20700 West 151st Street 
Olathe, KS 66061
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Time: 9:00 am – 11:00am

Opportunity to mingle with Olathe area business owners and network to your next job.


Kansas City April Career Fair 

Holiday Inn/Coco Key Water Resort
9103 E. 39th St.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Employers who will be attending:

Anthem College 
Aviation Institute of Maintenance 
Biolife Plasma 
C4 Connections 
Centriq Training 
Certified Safety Manufacturing 
Chipotle Mexican Grill 
Comfort Keepers Home Care of Greater Kansas City 
Concorde Career College 
DeVry University 
FedEx Ground 
First Student 
Graceland University 
Heritage College 
K-State Division of Continuing Education 
Midwest Shingle 
Panda Express 
PRA International 
Quintiles Phase One Services 
Schwan’s Home Services, Inc 
Time Warner Cable 
TMX Finance (TitleMax) 
Wireless Vision 

Job Seekers can pre-register through the link below: 


Friday, April 22

Sacred Heart’s Job Club Meeting

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 or call 913-422-5700, ext. 250

More Information

Check out Kansas City Metro Networking Job Club Ning Community



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