Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of October 17

It is my hope that the information provided on this blog will help you to find a new job or make connections with people at the various networking events. Remember, there is also a Job Leads page where new jobs are posted every day or every other day.

Below are the events/meetings for the week of Ohttps://jobseekersview.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1533&action=editctober 17. 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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Any Day of the Week

Listen to New Landings Job Chat Podcasts brought to you each week by Hector Silva and the rest of the New Landings Job Chat Team. Recent podcasts added are “Post-Interview Preparation,” “Interview Questions Preparation,” and “Pre-Interview Preparation.” 

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Monday, October 17

#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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KC Online Community Networking Event

Location:
Dos Hombres
11134 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

More Information and to Register

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Tuesday, October 18

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: $10.00 for non-members

Scott MacMillan of Video Marketing Solutions will present.

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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4 Things You Should Never Say When You are Unemployed Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:00pm CST.

When you are between jobs, many people will ask you about your job search. What you say can help or hurt your ability to find work. In this webinar, CAREEREALISM Founder, J.T. O’Donnell will share the things folks who are unemployed unknowingly say that cost them the job.

Can’t make the live event? That’s okay. All registrants will receive a recording of this webinar.

Register for FREE

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GenKC Exclusive Access Networking Event

Location:
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64108
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genKC Founding Member Employees (+ Guest) – Complimentary
Non-Founding Members – $5

Time:
5:30-6:30 p.m. – Venue Exploration & Networking
6:30-7:15 p.m. – Special Presentation

genKC events include a mix of networking, appetizers, and drinks. 

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts has invited genKC for an exclusive access event and tour. Please join us for a special look behind the curtain into this spectacular and unique venue that has Kansas City buzzing with excitement and anticipation.

Exclusive After Party following the event in KC Live! at the Power & Light District Drink specials for all event attendees (to redeem specials, mention you attended the genKC event).  

More Information and Registration

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Resume Revolution Webinar

Time: 7:00pm CST.

Learn how to double your interviews and resume response rate to get more interviews.

Other items to be discussed:

  • How to empower yourself in job search 
  • How to optimize your job search and resume to 2011’s market realities 
  • How to double your interviews and resume response rate
  • Why strategies that worked in your last job search aren’t working today

Register for FREE

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Wednesday, October 19

Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

Location:
Southside Mafia Pizzeria‎
12627 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66213
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Time: 9:00am – 10:30am

Registration Cost: $10.00 for non-members

Ann Butenas,  Writer, Author & Speaker will speak.

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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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: Financial Tips

Meeting Agenda:

Pre-Meeting Networking Roundtable Discussion (45 Minutes)
Employment Workshop (45 Minutes)
Accountability Reporting (30 Minutes)

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Overland Park Chamber of Commerce B2B Expo

Location:
Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS
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Discover the products and services of more than 100 local companies in one of the largest business-to-business trade shows in Kansas City! You’ll make new business contacts as you network with hundreds of business professionals.

Schedule:
11:30am – 12:30pm |  “How to Develop a Measurable Social Media Strategy” seminar ($25 for Overland Park Chamber of Commerce members, $35 for non-members)
12:30pm – 6:30pm | Exhibit floor open to the public
4:30pm – 6:30pm | Networking reception

More Information

List of Exhibitors

Register for Social Media Seminar

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Lunch n’ Learn – LinkedIn Workshop

Location:
Park University
8700 NW River Park Drive
3rd Floor of Thompson (Gibson Room)
Parkville, MO 64152
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Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Parking available next to Library, on the very top of the hill or by McCoy Meeting House.

Lunch will be served and will be a salad bar.

Topic presented by Vicki Cannon with Cannon Social Media.

More Information and Registration

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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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3 Ways to Beat Age Discrimination During a Job Search Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:00pm CST.

Convinced you are getting passed over for jobs because of your age? You are probably right. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it! Watch this presentation with CAREEREALISM-Approved Career Expert, Dorothy Tannahill-Moran and CAREEREALISM Founder, J.T. O’Donnell to learn how seasoned professionals are conducting a job search, in spite their age.

Can’t make the live event? That’s okay. All registrants will receive a recording of this webinar.

Register for FREE

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CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder Job Creation Presentation

Location:
Kansas City Central Library
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
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Time:
Reception: 6:00 pm
Program: 6:30pm 

CKE Restaurants Chief Executive Officer Andrew Puzder shares his views on job creation and explains why he believes attempts by the government to orchestrate labor markets usually backfire.

Puzder contends that the American private sector has always been the initiator of new employment, and consistently introduced the products and service innovations that put millions of people to work.

More Information and Registration

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Thursday, October 20

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

Location this week:
Cedar Lake Village
15325 South Lone Elm Road
Olathe, KS 
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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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Hiring Our Heroes/Recruit Military Veterans Opportunity Career Expo

Location:
Historic Uptown Theater 
3700 Broadway Street
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Veteran-friendly employers, franchisors, and educational institutions will be in attendance offering a variety of opportunities. It’s not often that you get an exclusive opportunity to meet face-to-face with veteran-friendly recruiters and to network with other veterans about career opportunities. This is a great opportunity! Please get the word out to all military personnel and spouses, and your veteran network contacts about this special event for their benefit.

Exhibitors scheduled to participate

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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:  “Being a Person of Action – a Blue Ribbon Approach” 

What you DO makes all the difference. You have what it takes so what keeps you from creating an “award winning” life? Come learn how to look at your life from a new perspective and assess yourself as a Person of Action. 

Speaker Bio: 

Randy Williams’ professional career includes having taught special education, worked for Kansas and Arizona Special Olympics, the Youth Volunteer Corps of America, and the National Kidney Foundation at both the local and national level. Currently he is Partner and COO with Expectations Exceeded, Inc., a job placement company representing clients who receive services from Kansas Vocational Rehabilitation. He is a Life Coach and volunteers as a Training Assistance and Facilitator for FOCUS Seminars of Kansas City. 

New Landings focusing on Getting KC Back to Work

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My Industry is Dead, Now What? Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:00pm CST.

You lost your job and it’s never coming back. What do you do when your industry has gone belly-up? CAREEREALISM-Approved Career Expert, Arnie Fertig and CAREEREALISM Founder, J.T. O’Donnell will share what it takes to transition to a new industry without having to start over!

Can’t make the live event? That’s okay. All registrants will receive a recording of this webinar.

Register for FREE

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Think Big Partners and bizperc Open House

Location:
bizperc
1800 Baltimore Avenue, 6th floor
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Free to attend.

Come take a tour of bizperc, chat with some of the collaborative tenants and help yourself to some beverages. All drop-in tours will have the chance to see bizperc’s 4th, 5th and 6th floors as well as the breath-taking rooftop garden.

Don’t miss out on this fun coworking opportunity! Drop by on Thursday, October 20th from 4:30pm-6:00pm and see what a successful business incubator and accelerator is all about!

Questions? Call 816.842.5244, email Ann DeAngelo (adeangelo@thinkbigpartners.com) or Sarah Snyder (ssnyder@thinkbigpartners.com) or follow bizperc on Twitter: @bizperc.

Register for Event

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Internet Job Search Workshop

Location:
Mid-Continent Public Library – Parkville Branch
8815 Tom Watson Parkway
Parkville, MO 64152
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Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Learn successful techniques to manage all aspects of your Internet job search campaign from a certified resume writer and certified career coach.

The following topics will be covered:

  • The new social networking and specific strategies for your job search
  • Job searching online (including online classifieds), keywords and their usage
  • The reason you need an electronic resume
  • What you need to know about doing company research.

Attendees must be able to navigate Internet sites effectively and have an understanding of Microsoft Word.

You must register in advance.

More Information and Registration

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

UPDATE: They are no longer taking people. Stay tuned as this workshop will be offered again in a few months. 

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

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Friday, October 21

Baker University Career Expo and Networking Event

Location:
Baker University Campus
7301 College Boulevard

Overland Park, KS
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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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#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 October 14 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 pageEveryone listed on this page has a #HireFriday tweet sent out on Fridays about what they are looking for.

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Upcoming Events

Linking Professionals Lunch for Men Only on Tuesday, October 25

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

Please register in advance. $20 includes lunch. Price increases to $25 when paying at door. 

This month’s speaker is Rachel Ellyn. With degrees in Finance and Economics, Rachel found wonderful success in the business world, which took her accounting and financial process consulting international. However, with her mind focused on business success and with the lack of training and mentoring in her personal life, marriage success eluded her. 

After foraging on a path of self-awareness and exploration with a determination to avoid repeating patterns again (as her parents would say), she found the tips, techniques and values it takes to recognize, to have and to maintain a successful relationship. Combining her passion for writing and story telling with her skills, knowledge, and drive that lead to her business success, Rachel shares her offbeat take on the world, and her findings where life, love, divorce and dating are concerned.

Agenda:
11:00: Check in and network                                        
11:30: Lunch is served/organized portion of meeting 
12:15: Speaker                                                                     
12:45: Speaker Questions                                            
12:55: Closing announcements

More Information and Registration

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Serve in Joplin Day

Depart around 7-8:00 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. We plan to carpool down there. 

If you are interested in coming with the group on Saturday, October 29 to help serve, send an email to markvanbaale@gmail.com.

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