Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of September 19

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 19. 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 or @markvanbaale to get the latest updates.

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Monday, September 19

#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 (@CornOnTheJob) and  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 20

Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

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.

More Information about the Group

Register for Meeting

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JobNewsKC Career Fair

Location:
Kansas City CoCo Key Water Resort
9103 E. 39th Street
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

List of Companies Attending and to Register

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KC Online Community Networking Event

Location:
Scooter’s Coffeehouse
11106 Antioch Road
Overland Park, KS 66210
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Time: 11:00 am to 12:00pm

Space only for 30 people. Make sure to register early.

Register for Networking Event

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How to Find a Job Using LinkedIn Free Webinar

Time: Noon CST.

In this free, 60-minute webinar, learn strategies and best practices to leverage LinkedIn at every stage of your job search.

Lindsey Pollak, bestselling career advice author and LinkedIn spokesperson, will show you how to:

  • Build an online profile that attracts the attention of recruiters and hiring managers
  • Expand your professional network to drive more opportunities your way
  • Use LinkedIn to find job leads and get your resume to the top of the applicant list
  • Access the benefits of Job Seeker Premium, a brand new LinkedIn feature
  • Find expert answers to your questions about LinkedIn

More Information and to Register

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How to Effectively Communicate with Decision Makers Workshop

Location:
New Landings HQ
11320 W. 79th St.
Lenexa, KS 66214
Google Map

Free to attend.

Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm

Ray Ruecker, Managing Director of Connect 5000, will share his expertise and experience on the following topics:

  • How to write an effective email or letter that gets a response
  • The power of LinkedIn – how to find decision makers (title, contact information, etc.)
  • The power of Jigsaw – how to find executive decision maker’s email addresses and direct phone numbers
  • How to leave effective voicemails that get callbacks for interviews or appointments
  • Practical tips for individuals looking to launch their own business

Registration for the Workshop

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Wednesday, September 21

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: Using LinkedIn.com

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

Mary Padilla will lead a round table discussion about the new Facebook changes, like lists & Subscribe.

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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Leveraging LinkedIn for Mid-Career Job Hunters Free Webinar

Time: Noon CST.

In this webinar, Career Expert Arnie Fertig, Head Coach at JobHunterCoach.com will show you the “ins and outs” of how to build your presence on LinkedIn. Then, he will demonstrate how you can use this important social media site to improve your job hunt. You will learn:

  • How much about yourself should you share on your profile
  • How much time you should put into LinkedIn every week
  • How to use LinkedIn as the biggest source of job hunt intelligence in the world
  • How to use LinkedIn to be “found” by recruiters and hiring managers
  • How to use LinkedIn to find networking and other professional events near you
  • How to motivate others to help you in your job hunt

More Information and to Register

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KC Connections and Kansas City Young Professionals Happy Hour Event

Location:
Luna/Terrace on Grand
1520 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Boulevard beer, Bombora cocktails and heavy appetizers served.

Tickets are $15 for pre-sale and $20 at the door.

More Information and to Register

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KC Online Community Networking Event

Location:
The Other Place
7324 West 80th
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Hear author Dr. Merlin Spencer speak on The 12 Steps to Peak Performance. Who among us does not desire to perform closer to our our peak, more often and more consistantly? Now is your chance to learn from an expert in the field!

There is no charge to attend. We offer you a great networking environment, the information passed by our speaker, and even a shot at some door prizes! Make this one of your key networking events of the month!

Reserve your seat early, as we do have a limit on how many can attend!

More Information and to Register

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Thursday, September 22

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

Location this week:
Bank of Blue Valley
1235 East Santa Fe 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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Baker University Career Expo and Networking Event

Location:
KC Northland
7509 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Free attendance.

Meet, network and interview with area business leaders, current students and alumni. Discuss current and future employment trends and qualifications for successful employment.

Schedule:
9 – 11 a.m. |  Workshops include interviewing, resume writing, business writing and social networking

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Career Expo and interview opportunities with job seekers

For more information email businessprograms@bakerU.edu or call 913.491.4432.

Register Online For Career Expo

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New Landings Open House

Location:
New Landings HQ
11320 W. 79th St.
Lenexa, KS 66214
Google Map

Free to attend.

Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Learn about:
InturnXchange ™ Program
Job Chat (Internet Radio)
Tour New Incubator Office Spaces (Kansas City Executive Offices)

Register to win Special Door Prizes: NASCAR Ride Along and Derrick Thomas signed photograph

Keynote Presentations by:
Dr. Wayne McKamie, President Focus Seminars
Elizabeth Allen Consultant, Speaker & Author

More Information (YouTube video)

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Linking Professionals Happy Hour Event

Location:
Bonefish Grill
5041 West 135th St.
Overland Park, KS
Google Map

Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Please register in advance.

More Information and Registration

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Social Media Club of Kansas City Tech Startups Happy Hour

Location:
Red Nova Labs’ Discovery Lounge

4830 Rainbow Blvd.
Westwood, KS
Google Map

Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm

Free to attend.

Come meet two of the area’s biggest tech startups, Zaarly and FrontFlip and network with other business professionals/entrepreneurs. 

Register for SMCKC Happy Hour

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Friday, September 23

#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 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 16 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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Discussion

One thought on “Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of September 19

  1. Thanks for putting this together Mark! Great information.

    Posted by Marcie Olinger | September 19, 2011, 10:15 am

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