Networking Events

Kansas City Area Job Search/Networking Events for Week of June 6

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 June 6. As always, if you know about other career fairs, meetings or events that would benefit job seekers, please send a note to jobseekersview@gmail.com. Thank you. 

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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. Recent podcasts added are on “Networking, A New Perspective” and “How Career Rules Have Changed.”

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Monday, June 6

KC Online Community Networking Event

Location:
Dos Hombres
11134 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

No speaker, no agenda, no distractions… just networking!

More Information

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Resumes: It’s All About You workshop

Location:
Central Resource Library
Carmack Community Room
9875 W. 87th St.
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Are you new to resumes? Are you not getting the interviews for the jobs you like? Join professional development consultant Efren Mojica of “All About You Consulting” to learn how to enhance your resume to be impactful, dynamic, and eye catching.

No registration is required. For more information, call 913-826-4600. 

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Tuesday, June 7

Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Tweetup

Location:
Granfalloon Bar & Grill
608 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 10:00am – Noon

Networking group consisting of business professionals who share their ideas and expertise in regard to Internet marketing, social media, and their businesses.

More Information

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Employment Through Community Meeting

Location:
St. Paul’s UMC
7740 Lackman Road
Shawnee, KS
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Time: 7:00 pm

Topic: Create A Successful First Impression – Dressing Strategies

Whether you are a guy or a gal, your appearance matters, especially at networking events and most importantly the job interview. To make a powerful and positive first impression you want to look your best when promoting yourself, your talents and your business. So, how do you look polished and professional? Learn simple dressing strategies to make a confident lasting impression on your personal image and your brand with Jennifer Niehouse, Wardrobe Stylist and owner of it’s so U!. It is not so much about ‘what to wear and what NOT to wear’ as it is WHY. 

Participants are encouraged to dress as they would for work or a job interview. 

Contact info:
Nancy Watson-Pistole
nancy-jo@kc.rr.com
913-962-9054

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Wednesday, June 8

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
Google Map

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: Exploring Entrepreneurship

Meeting Agenda:

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

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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.

Location:
Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church
9300 Nall Avenue
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Dress Attire: Business Casual

Topic: Open forum discussion / sharing: Where are you having opportunities in your job search?

Are you running in to roadblocks with your career search?  Do you need some new ideas to help you find that ideal job?  This week’s Speaker Series will be dedicated to sharing and open dialogue among the group about the opportunities you are facing, successes you have had, and ways to reinvigorate your job search.  Let’s rally together and see how we can help each other!

Agenda:

  • Networking (15 minutes)
  •  “Open forum discussion / sharing: Where are you having opportunities in your job search?”  (1 hour)
  • Group introductions/announcements (30 minutes)
  • Networking (15 minutes)

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Thursday, June 9

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

Location this week:
Kansas State University – Olathe 
22201 College Blvd.
Olathe, KS
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Time: 9:00 am – 11:00am

Opportunity to mingle with Olathe area business owners and network to your next job. There is a special sign-up area so job hunters and employers can meet.

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Overland Park Career Fair

Location:
Holiday Inn Hotel
8787 Reeder Road
Overland Park, KS
Google Map

Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Register to see list of participating companies

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Special Career Program with KC Star Careers Columnist Diane Stafford

Location:
Central Resource Library
Carmack Community Room
9875 W. 87th St.
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Looking for work? Will the job market be better than last year? What’s hot? What’s not? And how can you improve your career prospects? The Kansas City Star’s careers columnist, Diane Stafford, shares insight about the job market, job hunting and workplace success.

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