Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of September 12

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 September 12. 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, September 12

Overland Park Career Fair

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

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Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm

More Information and to Register

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Linking Professionals Networking Event

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

Please register in advance for $10. $12 at the door.

1/2 price drinks for this event.

More Information and Registration

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KC Online Community Networking Event

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

More Information and to Register

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#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, September 13

Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

Social Media Round Table discussion.

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

More Information about the Group

Register for Meeting

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Use the Library to Get That Job Session

Location:
Kansas City Library – Westport Branch
118 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111

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Time: 2:30 pm

Learn about the resources the Library has available for job-seekers, and get some practical tips on searching, and resume and cover letter-writing. The session will present information from the Library’s H&R Block Business & Career Center and our online databases. Also learn how to find the best books to make your job search a success!

Call 816-701-3488 to sign up.

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Wednesday, September 14

Wednesday Acceleration: How you should really use LinkedIn (hosted by AAF-KC)

Location:
Kansas City Cafe
1532 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 7:30am – 9:00am

There’s far more to LinkedIn than the average Joe knows.

That’s why we’re bringing in above average Jason Terry from Blue Gurus to show us how to REALLY work this amazing social channel.

Learn about how to:

  • Develop an effective profile
  • Expand your network the right way
  • Develop relationships that lead to new business
  • Develop relationships that advance your career

Who should attend? EVERYONE! This channel is highly relevant to anyone in business who is looking to develop new business or advance their career. That includes you!

Schedule
7:30am: Networking
8:00am: Presentation

Online registration is closed, but you can still attend for a non-AAFC member walkup price of $7.00.

More Information

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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
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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: Interviewing & Negotiating

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
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Time: 9:30am

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
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Avoid the Top 7 Job Seeker Mistakes Free Web Conference Call

Time: 5:30 pm CST.

Hosted by Brazen Careerist.

Join Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies author Joshua Weldman for an exclusive, live online web conference about how to avoid to the top seven mistakes job seekers make online, use social media to stand out to employers, and get a job.

Following the web conference, network with your fellow job seekers and get the opportunity to ask direct questions to our featured speaker! Two lucky participants will even get a free copy of his book.

More Information and to Register

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Crossroads Career Network Meeting

Location:
Woods Chapel United Methodist Church
4725 NE Lakewood Way
Lees Summit, MO
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Time: 6:30-7:30 pm in Room 301

Crossroads Career Network is a national organization supporting job seekers with practical search advice, emotional and spiritual support, prayer and fellowship.   The Crossroads Career program at Woods Chapel is available to anyone seeking God’s plan for their professional lives.  Our weekly meetings give you an opportunity to share with others your frustrations as well as your victories.  Our ministry leaders also work one-on-one with you to guide you through the spiritual, emotional and practical aspects of a career transition.

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Thursday, September 15

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

Location this week:
Prairie Highlands Golf Course
14695 Inverness 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. Expect to meet 150-250 people. There is a special sign-up area so job hunters and employers can meet.

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KC Business Journal for the Job Search Workshop

Location:
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

Registration for the Workshop

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New Landings Weekly Meeting (New Time and Day)

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
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Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Dress Attire: Business Casual

Topic: How to Win Over the Difficult Interviewer: Making the impression you want under adverse circumstances

Sometimes it’s deliberate and sometimes accidental, but the effect is the same. You’ve found yourself in front of an inhospitable interviewer, and it’s throwing you off your game. It’s important, because if you don’t make the connection, you won’t get a shot at being a finalist, even if you’re perfectly qualified. What to do?

There are ways to prepare for this scenario that have nothing to do with scripting and memorizing your perfect answers to prototypical interview questions. Kathryn Lorenzen, Recruiter and Career Coach at LandaJob Advertising & Marketing Talent, will take us on a tour of breaking through psychological barriers to help us make connections with the most difficult interviewer personalities, including…the Cold Fish, the Jaded Skeptic, the Nosy Detective, the Self-Absorbed Stage Hog, the Inappropriate Legal Nightmare, the Rose-Colored Glasses Sweetie Pie, and the Alien From Another Planet. Kathryn will include some live drills, with the goal that everyone leaves with a new insight or tool.

Kathryn Lorenzen has recruited, screened, and placed hundreds of people in jobs, coached hundreds more in their job searches, and made dozens of presentations on career development. She’s spent the last fourteen years at LandaJob Advertising & Marketing Talent, and she also worked for almost twenty years in advertising agency account management, at Bernstein-Rein, Valentine Radford, and several other creative agencies in the Southeast and Midwest. Kathryn earned her coaching credential from the National Career Development Association, and she served as president of the Kansas City chapter of the Association of Career Professionals International. Her newest hobby is serving as a creativity coach to fiction writers, through the Creativity Coaching Association.

New Landings focusing on Getting KC Back to Work

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How to Find a Good Job Without a Network Free Webinar

Time: Noon CST.

There isn’t a single career advice resource out today that doesn’t urge job seekers to use their networks to find their next opportunity. But, what do you do when you don’t have a big network to assist you? How can you find a job if your network isn’t substantial?

Join CAREEREALISM.com Founder, J.T. O’Donnell for a look at ways you can find a job without a network. She’ll discuss how you can connect with people who can help you get hired, even if you aren’t introduced by a common connection. In this time of stiff competition for jobs, you need to be able to get to decision-makers. Learn how to do that when your network can’t do it for you!

More Information and to Register

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“The 10 Traits of Highly Effective Six Figure Job Seekers: The Difference between Who Wins and Who Doesn’t” Teleseminar

Free to attend. Hosted by Tammy Kabell from Career Resume Consulting.

Time: Noon – 1:00pm CST.

Are you a highly effective job seeker? Someone who encompasses all of the traits that make a six figure job seeker successful in a matter of weeks, and not months? If not, can you be?

During Tammy Kabell’s  highly acclaimed Six Figure Pro series of webinars and training calls, she has been training listeners on how to create a compelling resume to capture the attention of potential employers, as well as skill development in all aspects finding a $100K+ job quickly. But as she will share with you this month, quick success in high-level job seeking takes more than a killer resume and skill development.

This month, she’s presenting a very special two-part series on the 10 traits of most successful six figure job seekers. In addition to sharing these traits with you, she will give you specific instructions on how to improve on each of these 10 areas so that you can become one of these quick successes.

This information will be presented in an interactive workshop format, with a worksheet provided as supplemental documentation.

Register for TeleSeminar

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Friday, September 16

#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 September 9 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 note to Mark Van Baale at markvanbaale@gmail.com to be listed on the Featured Job Seekers page. Everyone listed on this page has a #HireFriday tweet sent out on Fridays about what they are looking for.

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Linking Women Networking Lunch

Who we are: Linking Professional Women is a networking and professional support group for women in business.

Location:
Bonefish Grill
5041 West 135th St.
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 11:00 am – 1:00pm

Please register in advance.

More Information and Registration

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Upcoming Events

Kansas City Job Fair on September 20

Location:
Holiday Inn/Coco Key Water Resort
9103 E. 39th St.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Register for Job Fair

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Discussion

5 thoughts on “Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of September 12

  1. Mark, I enjoy your blog alot, but when you have a career fair that is posted on here unless you have the professional job listed on here it is consider a waste of time. Most of these career fair are like herding cattle up, and most the career fairs what I have seen are low level jobs that dont pay jack!!! Can you list the jobs please!!! Thanks.

    Posted by Scott Williams | September 12, 2011, 10:17 am
    • Thanks for your comment Scott. I do list jobs on here almost everyday. They are on the Marketing/Web Job Leads page. As for the Career Fairs that I post in a weekly events list, I realize that not everyone will benefit from them. However, there are many who would like to know about career fairs in the area and appreciate this information. I will still be including them for those who benefit from them. Again, appreciate your comments.

      Posted by jobseekersview | September 12, 2011, 10:41 am
  2. Mark: Thank you for putting this together. It is very helpful. I appreciate your efforts.

    Posted by Janice Morrison | September 12, 2011, 11:14 am
  3. Mark, appreciate all you are doing, both on the weekly events and the job leads page. Great resource.

    Posted by Gail Trudeau | September 12, 2011, 1:05 pm

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