Networking Events

Job Search/Networking Events Week of April 25

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


Wednesday, April 27

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: Linda Steele

Topic: The Art of Conversations for Job Seekers (aka Free Agents)

Studies have shown that 80% of business people do NOT have the network they need to succeed.  Now that you are faced with searching for a new job it’s more important than ever!  Do you have that network? 

If you are like most people, you’ve increased the time you spend networking.  But are you effective at it? Do you struggle with making your conversations and contacts REALLY count?

In this fast-paced interactive presentation you will learn about:

  • The EIGHT Networking Competencies (needed by almost everyone, in any job type; at all levels.)
  • The SIX stages of trust building and what to do and say at each stage;
  • The THREE Key Moments in any relationship;
  • Good questions to ask to help make your contacts count.

Speaker Bio:

Linda Steele began learning about developing new relationships in 1971 when she embarked on her first of seven moves to a new state.  Those moves to four different regions of the United States helped Linda develop skills to effectively network and communicate with people from all areas, all walks of life and educational backgrounds.

With an unquenchable interest in why people do what they do and how to change behavior, Linda earned Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  She continues a lifelong study of psychology, motivation, learning and behavior.

Linda shares the secrets of behavior, motivation, interpersonal communications and relationships with people who want to be more objective, responsive and effective in communications in order to advance professionally and personally.


  • Networking (15 minutes) 
  • The Art of Conversations for Job Seekers (aka Free Agents)” (1 hour)
  • Group introductions/announcements (30 minutes)
  • Networking (15 minutes)


Thursday, April 28

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

Location this week:
Guier Fence Co., Inc. 
970 North Rogers Road 
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.


Friday, April 29

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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