It is my hope that the information I provide on this blog will help you to find a new job or make connections with people at the various networking events. Remember, I also have a Job Leads page where new jobs are posted every day or every other day.
Below are the events/meetings for the week of July 25. As always, if you know about other career fairs, meetings or events that would benefit job seekers, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Thursday, July 28
Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting (open to job seekers to attend for free)
Location this week:
13509 South Mur-Len Road
Olathe, KS 66062
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.
Life After the Pink Slip Webinar
Free to attend.
Time: 11:00am – Noon
In a typical economy, the unemployment rate for people with college degrees is approximately half for those with no degree. Unfortunately, this economy is anything but typical and even those with advanced degrees are finding it difficult to find positions even close to those (in pay, benefits or responsibilities or authority) they left behind.
Join us for an information-rich webinar designed to help those in career transition explore all available options…The Job Market…Buying or Starting a Business or Franchise…or sitting in the rocking chair!
Space is limited so register early to make sure you have a seat.
The Five Interview Questions You Really Need to Answer Webinar/Call
Free to attend. Hosted by Tammy Kabell from Career Resume Consulting.
Time: Noon CST.
Many times, job seekers – even those searching for higher level positions – find themselves attempting to memorize a list of dozens of questions they believe an employer might ask them in a face to face interview. They even attempt to frame the answers around what they think an employer would want to hear.
During this call on Thursday, the 28th, at noon Central, Tammy will cover how to come up with answers that are true to you, relative to what hiring managers are really looking for during an interview. When keeping these five questions in mind, her clients have been very successful in winning the interviews and landing the jobs.
Tammy will also tell you the best way to answer that dreaded question, “What is your greatest weakness?” and she will be available to answer any questions you might have about interviewing.
Linking Professionals Networking Event
5041 West 135th St.
Overland Park, KS
Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Please register in advance.
KCNext Summer IT Networking Happy Hour
Boulevard Brewery, Muehlebach Suite
2501 Southwest Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64108
Tickets cost $10 per person.
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
The IT Networking Happy Hour provides the unique opportunity to connect with technology industry professionals and exchange innovative ideas/establish beneficial relationships. Join 300 professionals from the KC region’s technology community at some of the greatest venues Kansas City has to offer for networking. Enjoy Boulevard beer and raffles for some of the hottest tech gadgets available.
Greater KC Chamber Business After Hours Networking Event
LIVESTRONG Sporting Park
1600 Village West Parkway
Kansas City , KS 66111
The cost of the event is $5 for Chamber members and $25 for future Chamber members, and they take walk-ins for this event.
Please park in the Nebraska Furniture Mart Parking lot just across the street and enter the stadium through the “Premier Entrance.” Tours of the facilities will be available after the program.
Friday, July 29
#HFChat (#HireFriday Chat) on Twitter
Time: 11:00 am – Noon CST
What: #HireFriday is the only stream on twitter that focuses solely on job seekers strengths, knowledge and abilities. Discussion/questions shared on Twitter.com using the hashtag #HFChat
Here is how you can participate in this chat:
1. Sign up for Twitter.com if you are not already on Twitter.
2. Search for hashtag #HFChat when the chat starts at 11am CST.
3. Introduce yourself when the chat begins.
4. Read, ask questions, comment, re-tweet. Participate!
How to Set Up A #HireFriday Tweet if you are job seeking.
Final Note: If you are in the KC area and are searching for a job, send a tweet to @markvanbaale on Twitter about what you are looking for following the #HireFriday tweet format and Mark will RT it on Fridays.
Saturday, July 30
Serve in Joplin Day
Depart around 8:00 am and be back around 5:00-6:00 pm.
If you are a job seeker, I know how it can feel at times like you can’t contribute much. But, you are valuable and here is an opportunity for you to make a difference in people’s lives by volunteering to go down to Joplin to serve.
Come with the Joplin Relief Group from 33Church as we make the first of many monthly trips down to help serve the people of Joplin who are recovering from the devastating tornado that hit their city on May 22. We plan to carpool to head down there and spend most of the day helping where needed.
It is our intention to go down monthly on the last Saturday or close to it to help in Joplin. If you would like to come with us on our monthly trips, you will need to attend a Wednesday night meeting the week of our trip. We will be meeting on Wednesday July 27 of this week to talk about the July 30 trip.
If you are interested in coming with us this Saturday to help serve, send an email to email@example.com.