Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of June 20

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 new jobs are posted every few days. 

Below are the events/meetings for the remainder of the week of June 20. 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. Recent podcasts added are “Using Your Social Network” and “Maintaining a Positive Mindset.”


Monday, June 20

The Art of Interviewing Workshop

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

In today’s ever increasing competitive market place, the pool of eligible candidates for a job is increasing. What separates those who land the job from the ones who only get a first interview are not only the skills one brings to the table, but equally important, the effectiveness of how one communicates that they are THE best person for the job. Join professional development consultant Efren Mojica of “All About You Consulting” as he educates on the entire interview process: pre interview, tackling common difficult interview questions, post interview, dress code, etc. The goal is for the attendees be better equipped to face challenging interviews and questions.

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


Tuesday, June 21

Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

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. Job seekers can attend to network. 

More Information


Kansas City IT Professionals Summer Career Fair

Johnson County Community College 
Regnier Center
12345 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS
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Campus Map

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this event ends at 11:59pm, Monday June 20. ONLY job seeking members of KC IT Professionals may attend (print out/bring ticket in order to gain entry to event). If you’re not a member, please apply to join the linkedin group prior to registering for this event (it’s free).

Register for IT Job Section of Career Fair (Make sure you are a KC IT Professional LinkedIn Group member first) 

There are 2 events in this career fair, both happening simultaneously!

The first is the IT job section. This is for experienced IT professionals.

11 great companies will be there to fill multiple job openings, including: Cerner, Commerce Bank, Digital Evolution Group, DST, Perceptive Software, H&R Block, Multi Service, Red Nova Labs, Service Management Group, and Sprint.

They’re hiring for: Developers (.NET/Java/PHP/etc), Database gurus (SQL, SSRS, Oracle, etc), Systems Engineers, IT Project Managers, Business Analysts, Security Analysts, QA Analysts, Senior Infrastructure Engineers & more! Go here to learn more and find out about all of the companies/opportunities!

The second section of the event is geared towards Professional Development, which will be held in the Atrium of the Regnier Center @ JCCC. They will have experts in the IT community that can give you advice on how to build different facets of your IT career! Learn more and register for this section. 


SkillsUSA Career Fair (goes through Thursday)

Bartle Hall, Lobby 2200
301 W. 13th St.
Kansas City, MO
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Free to attend.

Time: 9:00 am to 5:00pm

More Information and to See Participating Companies


Wednesday, June 22

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
Google Map

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)


Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

Southside Mafia Pizzeria‎
12627 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66213
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Time: 9:30am – 11:30 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. Job seekers can come to network with business owners.

More Information about the Group


New Landings Weekly Meeting

New Landings is a non-profit organziation dedicated to the economic recovery of America’s middle class. At New Landings their mission is to empower individuals to invest their expertise, work together and drive community solutions that get people back to work.

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

Dress Attire: Business Casual

Topic: “The Current Job Market as presented by Diane Stafford with the KC Star

Diane Stafford will be sharing information on the current job market and what she is hearing from employers about job prospects in today’s environment.  Please be prepared with questions for Diane, as Diane will devote a portion of her time to taking questions from the group.

Diane is the workplace and careers columnist at The Kansas City Star. Her columns appear on Thursday and Sunday. Diane also keeps up with the latest workplace news in Your Job on


  • Networking (15 minutes)
  •  “The Current Job Market discussion with Diane Stafford” (1 hour)
  • Group introductions/announcements (30 minutes)
  • Networking (15 minutes)


Thursday, June 23

Elephant Ears Workshop (How to improve your communication skills)

New Landings HQ
11320 W. 79th St.
Lenexa, KS 66214
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$49.00 per person
$39.00 per person if 2 or more participants sign up at the same time

Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am

Is listening as easy as you think?  Are you as good as you assume?  Learn how your communication skill impacts the interview and potential job offer.  Debra Kunz uses her gift of “getting to the heart of the matter” as she reveals what you don’t know about listening that’s stalling your career.

More Information and to Register


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

Location this week:
The Rub Bar-B-Que & Catering, Inc. 
10512 South Ridgeview Road 
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. There is a special sign-up area so job hunters and employers can meet.


Linking Professionals Networking Event

Bonefish Grill
5041 West 135th Street
Leawood, KS 66224 
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Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Please register in advance. 

More Information and Registration



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