Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of August 22

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 August 22. As always, if you know about other career fairs, meetings or events that would benefit job seekers, please send a note to markvanbaale@gmail.comThank you. 

You can also follow @kcjobseekers on Twitter to get the latest updates.

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Monday, August 22

#JobHuntChat on Twitter

Time: 9:00pm CST

Job Hunt Chat is a community where job seekers, recruiters, human resource professionals, career coaches, and hiring managers can connect. Moderators of Job Hunt Chat are Rich DeMatteo (@CornOnTheJoband  Jessica Miller-Merrell (@Blogging4Jobs). Discussion/questions shared on Twitter.com using the hashtag #JobHuntChat.

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 9pm CST.
3. Introduce yourself when the chat begins.
4. Read, ask questions, comment, re-tweet. Participate!

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Tuesday, August 23

Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

Social Media Round Table discussion

Location:
Granfalloon Bar & Grill
608 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

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.

Register for Meeting

More Information about the Group

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Sparkling Waters Toastmaster’s Open House

Location:
Kansas City Water Services Department
800 E 63rd St
Kansas City, MO 64110
Google Map

Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm

As job seekers in the current uncertain economic climate, we often look for ideas that can give us a competitive advantage over the average job applicant. While technical expertise is highly critical, connecting with our prospective employers can be extremely valuable when attempting to persuade him or her to make fully informed decisions. Interviewing skills are not always easy but they can be learned. Toastmasters can show you ways to communicate effectively and with more confidence to develop the rapport necessary to win prospective employers over to your concepts, ideas and skill set.

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Wednesday, August 24

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

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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Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

Location:
Southside Mafia Pizzeria‎
12627 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66213
Google Map

Time: 9:00am – 10:30 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.

Register for Meeting

More Information about the Group
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Perceptive Software Career Fair – Day 1

Location:
Perceptive Software Headquarters
22701 W 68th Terr
Shawnee, Kansas 66226
Google Map

Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Join us at our upcoming career fair to see why our employees are excited to come to work each day. As the brains and brawn behind our success as a global software provider, our employees are constantly challenged to be innovative thinkers. Perceptive also has a unique work-play culture that rewards our employees with professional development, a flexible vacation policy, special events, casual dress and much, much more!

More Information and List of Openings

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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. 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.

Location:
Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church
9300 Nall Avenue
Overland Park, KS
Google Map

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Dress Attire: Business Casual

Topic: Zero in on What You Want But Take Your Time & Be Clear

There will be two parts to the presentation:

Part One: Gaining clarity, and earning and building confidence:  This interactive presentation covers the premise that there is nothing more important than evaluating – – or re-evaluating – – or perhaps for the first time knowing who you are and what you want. Slowing down and doing ‘the work’ is crucial before the resume and next steps can begin. 

Part Two: The resume, administrative details, weekly plans, networking and research:  The next segment will cover the goals, plans and implementation. When one has ‘graduated’ from Part 1, then it is time to tackle Part 2. Our speaker will share some helpful tools in a fun and light-hearted way.

Susan Ashley completed her career coaching certification in 2007. In 2009, she formed a small career services firm with offices at 95th & Antioch. She has held numerous workshops and seminars there, but her love is the one-on-one coaching that she provides. Some of her clients have described her as the most personalized and perceptive coach with proven individualized results. Susan has personally experienced most every scenario there is related to ‘being out of work’. These rich experiences propel her to successfully coach and mentor individuals from almost any situation.

New Landings featured on KMBC.com

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Thursday, August 25

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

Location this week:
Olathe Public Library
201 East Park Street
Olathe, KS 66061

Google Map

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00am

Opportunity to mingle with Olathe area business owners and network to your next job. Expect to meet 150-250 people. There is a special sign-up area so job hunters and employers can meet.

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Perceptive Software Career Fair – Day 2

Location:
Perceptive Software Headquarters
22701 W 68th Terr
Shawnee, Kansas 66226
Google Map

Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Join us at our upcoming career fair to see why our employees are excited to come to work each day. As the brains and brawn behind our success as a global software provider, our employees are constantly challenged to be innovative thinkers. Perceptive also has a unique work-play culture that rewards our employees with professional development, a flexible vacation policy, special events, casual dress and much, much more!

More Information and List of Openings

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Insights and Strategies on Professional Networking Workshop

Location:
North Kansas City Public Library
2251 Howell St.
North Kansas City, MO 64116
Google Map

Time: 7:00pm

More Information and Registration

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Friday, August 26

Kansas City Job Fair

Location:
InterContinental at the Plaza
401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm

More Information and to Register

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#HFChat (#HireFriday Chat) on Twitter

Time: 11:00 am – Noon CST

#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!

More information on #HFChat and Hire Friday

#HFChat Transcript from August 19 Discussion

How to Setup 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 and others will RT it on Fridays.

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Career Connection KC Northland Seminar

Location:
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church
1600 N 291 Hwy (I-35 & 291)
Liberty, MO
Google Map

Meet in Room 301.

Time: 7:00 pm

Topic: “Negotiating Your Job Offer / Salary”

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Zaarly KC Happy Hour

Location:
Tengo Sed Cantina
1323 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

More Information and RSVP on Facebook

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Saturday, August 27

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 second 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. A van that can hold up to 12-15 people will be heading down there. 

If you are interested in coming with the group on Saturday, August 27 to help serve, send an email to markvanbaale@gmail.com.

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Discussion

One thought on “Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of August 22

  1. Thanks a ton for always looking out for those who are searching for work… So many families we know are affected by the unemployment boom, and it is comforting to know that someone like you is able to help them out.

    Posted by Aaron | August 23, 2011, 9:45 am

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