Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of May 16

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. 


Any Day of the Week

Listen to New Landings Job Chat Podcasts brought to you each week by Hector Silva and the rest of the New Landings Job Chat Team.


Monday, May 16

Marketing Yourself in a Market Free Fall Webinar

Time: Noon-1pm CST

This program, designed specifically for active job seekers and professionals in the market, has proven to be highly effective in today’s competitive and volatile market.


  • Take a business approach to each opportunity pursuit
  • Create effective presentation and communication strategies
  • Formulate compelling Value Propositions and Business Cases
  • Present high impact Executive Briefings
  • Transform the interview dialog through effective “peer-to-peer” communication
  • Create an internal and external network to build sponsorship and visibility with key stakeholders

Register for webinar


Tuesday, May 17

KC Online Community Networking Event

Scooter’s Coffeehouse
11106 Antioch Road
Overland Park, KS 66210
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Time: 11:00 am to Noon


Wednesday, May 18

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


Linking Professionals Networking Event

77 South
5041 West 135th St.
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Please register in advance. 

More Information and Registration


New Landings Weekly Meeting

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: William Rock

Topic: Self Promotion and exposing your skills via Social Media

Learn about the do’s and don’ts of self promotion including tools to help those who fear jumping in and building a webpage for themselves. You will learn tips and tricks on self promoting your talents within the social spaces so when recruiters and employers do research past the resume stage, they find exactly what they need about you for the position they are hiring for, making you a stronger candidate. We will be going through examples of how this is done, using real life examples of some of William’s self promotion efforts and talking about how they helped during interviews and his career. 

Speaker Bio:

William Rock has earned a reputation as a sought after professional in the world of web site development due to his knowledge of SEO (search engine optimization). William is a certified Internet marketing specialist certified by Bruce Clay, Inc., a certification William takes pride in holding. Other areas of expertise are within VSEO and working as a videographer and video production resource for clients, and creating business marketing related videos for organic traffic.


  • Networking (15 minutes)
  • Self Promotion and exposing your skills via Social Media” (1 hour)
  • Group introductions/announcements (30 minutes)
  • Networking (15 minutes)


Thursday, May 19

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

Location this week:
Center of Grace 
520 South Harrison 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.


KC Business Journal Workshop (how to use it to find jobs)

New Landings HQ
11320 W. 79th St.
Lenexa, KS 66214
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Free to attend.

Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am

Don’t miss this workshop on how to use the Kansas City Business Journal to find your next career opportunity!  The workshop will focus on the following:

  • Looking beyond the headline of a story to identify opportunities
  • Discovering networking events using the paper’s calendar section
  • Utilizing advertisements in the paper as a source of information
  • Learning how to obtain “free” news stories through the Business Journal’s daily E-mail update
  • How to use the Top 25 Lists to research opportunities

More Information and to Register


Kansas City Chamber Business After Hours Networking Event

Bo Ling’s Chinese Restaurant
20 East 5th Street
Kansas City , MO 64106
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Time: 5:00 pm

Cost: $5 for Chamber members and $25 for non-members (job seekers welcome).

Lindsay Nelson 
(816) 374-5489


Friday, May 20

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 or call 913-422-5700, ext. 250

More Information

Check out Kansas City Metro Networking Job Club Ning Community


Myths & Realities of Today’s Aging Workforce – Resetting the Career Clock Workshop

New Landings HQ
11320 W. 79th St.
Lenexa, KS 66214 
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Cost: $51.21

Time: 9:00 – 11:30 am

Attendees will learn how:

  • Have a clearer understanding of the myths and the truths about aging.
  • Realize “functional age” is more important  than “chronological age”
  • Have results from activities to incorporate into their strategic action plan
  • Be prepared to overcome potential barriers in the workplace

More Information and to Register


Saturday, May 21

Isle of Capri Job Fair

Isle of Capri
1800 East Front Street
Kansas City, MO 64155 
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Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

For more information, call 816-855-7602.



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