Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of October 3

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 October 3. 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, October 3

#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. Discussion/questions shared on Twitter.com using the hashtag #JobHuntChat.

Here is how you can participate in this chat:
1. Search for hashtag #HFChat on Twitter when the chat starts at 9pm CST.
2. Introduce yourself when the chat begins.
3. Read, ask questions, comment, re-tweet. Participate!

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Tuesday, October 4

Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

Location:
Granfalloon Bar & Grill
608 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Registration Cost: $11.54

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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7 Interview Questions You Must Be Prepared To Answer Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:00pm CST.

There are seven interview questions every job seeker should be prepared to answer correctly. Join career experts, Laura Smith-Proulx and J.T. O’Donnell for a detailed look at the questions you will absolutely be asked on your next interview. Better still, hear them explain the right way to answer each one. Don’t leave your next interview up to chance. Learn the secrets to giving answers that will move you to the next round!

Register for FREE

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Think Big Partners and bizperc Networking Happy Hour

Location:
1911 Main Jazz Lounge
1911 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 
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Time: 4:30pm – 8:00pm

Come learn about this important organization in the KC entrepreneurial community!

Think Big Partners is an early-stage business incubator, startup accelerator and mentorship-based collaborative network that takes ideas, opportunities and entrepreneurs and makes them big. Come join a cross section of the Kansas City business, arts, and educational communities for networking in an upscale environment hosted by me, Joe Athon.

Jazz trio “Smith and Athon” will be performing from 6-8. With Clarence Smith, coordinator of music at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley, and we will be joined by the amazing Roger Wilder on Piano!

There are 1/2 price appetizers, and $3 wells.

More Information about Event

RSVP on Facebook

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Employment Through Community Career Transition Group

ETC (Employment through community) is an instruction and support group for people who are unemployed, underemployed or want to improve their job-seeking skills.

Location:
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
7740 Lackman
Lenexa, KS 66217 
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Free to attend.

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Topic: “Networking – the Who, What, When, Where & Why”

Do you find it awkward, humbling and challenging to master networking?  It is the most effective job search strategy – that everyone avoids! The ability to communicate, share resources and network allows us to embrace life and its changes and challenges. 

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Wednesday, October 5

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

Registration Cost: $11.54

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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“Advanced Social Media Marketing Techniques – Getting a Job” TeleSeminar

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

Time: Noon – 1:00pm CST.

As an executive job seeker, have you pondered about how to discover six-figure job opportunities online using Social Media?  Social Media is one of the most underutilized tools in the job seeker’s arsenal and this platform provides a fantastic opportunity for networking and discovering jobs that are not posted on traditional job boards (hidden opportunities).  

In this month’s informative call, Tammy Kabell, along with Will Gladhart, a Social Media & Online Strategist, will discuss exactly how you can utilize Twitter, Blogging and LinkedIn to uncover Six Figure job positions. 

These calls are specifically targeted to those six figure job seekers that are hesitant to use social media, or are completely petrified by the thought of joining Twitter or blogging. But it really can be easy, and Tammy & Will are going to walk you through the steps. 

They will explain exactly how to effectively utilize Twitter’s extensive database to discover jobs in your local region and around the country.  We’ll also cover participating in hosted Twitter Chats and utilizing #hashtags to perform relevant job searches.  

A special bonus of this seminar is a FREE online PowerPoint presentation and support materials detailing out the exact steps for setting up a Twitter executive job seeker profile and using Twitter to locate an executive position.  

Register for TeleSeminar

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Top 5 Ways to be Hired or Promoted Before 2012 Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:00pm CST.

Free to attend.

Join career experts Jessica Simko and J.T. O’Donnell for a look at the five proven ways you can work towards getting a promotion or a new job. Yes, the economy is bad, but talent is still in demand. Learn how to position yourself as a valuable asset who is ready for bigger and better things.

Register for FREE

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Thursday, October 6

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

Location this week:
Olathe North High School
600 East Prairie 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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Lee Hecht Harrison Networking Meeting

Location:
7101 College Boulevard, Suite 740
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 9:30 – 11:30am

It will be an open forum for our clients/alumni to meet recruiters and hiring managers from local companies. This will be a perfect opportunity to network with key hiring personnel and showcase your experience. If you have questions, please feel free to call Bonnie Montgomery at (913) 754-5502. Register via crn.lhh.com and email your resume to: BONNIE.MONTGOMERY@LHH.COM.

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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: Presentation by MK Mueller

Come hear author, trainer and Empowerment Specialist MK Mueller share how she went from rock bottom to a full-time motivational speaking career. She will share life-changing insights such asher discovery that we are not victims because the power to effect positive change is always within us.

You’ll hear how she began a support group with five neighbors which quickly grew to hundreds coming to hear her message each week. Now she trains over 100,000 people each year – from homeless shelter residents to Fortune 500 Executives – in the concepts from her first book, Taking Care of Me: The Habits of Happiness as well as those of her award- winning new book, 8 to Great: The Powerful Process for Positive Change.

Check her out at www.8togreat.com, watch her YouTube on the mk8togreat channel, and then bring a friend and join us for this positively powerful presentation! 

New Landings focusing on Getting KC Back to Work

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Business Marketing Association of Kansas City NASCAR Event

Location:
Sadler Indoor Racing 
325 N. Mur-Len Rd. 
Olathe, KS 66062 
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Time: 4:30 – 6:30pm

Learn what the power of motorsports marketing can do for you. Meet Roush Fenway Racing’s NASCAR drivers David Ragan and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 

This event is free for all who sign up.

Register for Event

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48 Days to the Work you Love Workshop (Started Sept. 29, goes through Nov. 17 every Thurs. night)

UPDATE: There are only 2 spots left. Contact derek@rootofprosperity.com to sign up.

Location:
Innovation Cafe
2029 Wyandotte Street, Suite 101
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm every Thursday night through Nov. 17

Cost: $150.00

This is a comprehensive workshop and does not focus on merely one area of the job search. Interests, values, and goals will be evaluated, the possibility of non-traditional work and self-employment will be addressed, and a very practical guide to finding and applying for existing jobs will be offered. Participants will walk away with a better sense of purpose and direction.

The workshop is interactive and will lead you to look at “work” in a whole new way, and is perfect if you are experiencing:

  • Career change/job loss
  • Concern about your current job outlook, or
  • Questioning your purpose in the work you do every day

More Information and Registration

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Friday, October 7

#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 30 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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First Fridays with Think Big Partners Networking Event

Location:
Think Big Partners
1800 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO

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Time: 5:30 – 7:00pm

Join Think Big Partners at 18th and Baltimore during First Fridays! Tour the new first floor pods, the 4th floor office space, 6th floor meeting space, and get a great view of the whole Crossroads on the rooftop! Share drinks and good company with us every First Friday!

More Information On Event

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Upcoming Events

Linking Professionals Happy Hour Event on Monday, October 10

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

Please register in advance.

More Information and Registration

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Kansas City Job Fair on Tuesday, October 11

Location:
Hyatt Regency Crown Center
2345 McGee Street
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Free for job seekers. 

More Information and Register for Job Fair

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