Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of November 14

Below are the networking events for the week of November 14 in the Kansas City area. 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.

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. 

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 “”What Is Communicating?, “Job Loss: Rebuilding a Better You” “Job Loss: Dealing with Aftershocks,” Job Loss: The Immediate Inner Turmoil, and “Interview Questions Preparation.” 

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All Week Long

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Event Information
Event Flyer

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Monday, November 14

AAF-KC Career Day Event

Location:
Union Station
30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

AAF-KC Career Day is your chance to put advertising professionals in the hot seat and learn all the secrets and insider information you need to get an ad gig.

Registration:

Walk up registration
Members: $40, Non-Members: $50

What to bring: Your resume and portfolio

Schedule:
8:00am – 8:45am: Registration/Check-in/Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30am: Opening Speaker
9:40 – 12:00pm: Information Sessions
12:00 – 2:30pm: Lunch/Portfolio & Resume Reviews/Career Fair
2:40 – 5:00pm: Information Sessions

More Information

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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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The Art of Active Networking Event

Location:
Berg Event Space
1525 Grand Boulevard (Rear Entrance)
Kansas Ciy, MO 64108
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Cost: $15.00

Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Bring an open mind, a pile of business cards and leave your needs and wants at the door. If you are well employed, this wil help you, if you are looking to make a shift in your life, this will help you. If you are in need of a new job, this will help you.

Registration for the Event

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

Here is how you can participate in this chat:
1. Search for hashtag #JobHuntChat 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, November 15

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

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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10 Things to Consider When Creating a Personal Brand Webinar

Time: 11:00am –Noon CST

Personal branding requires some serious thought. Let CAREEREALISM Founder, J.T. O’Donnell show you the 10 things you need to assess to ensure your personal brand is sending the right message. If you want to be attractive to employers, you need to watch this webinar!

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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TEDxCrossroads Weekly Meeting

Location:
Barkley
1740 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Free to attend.

TEDxCrossroads (where x=independently organized TED event) is a community based on the shared interest of sharing our interests. In addition to our weekly salons, in the future we will be hosting speakers and adding fun things like cocktail hours with our friends at TEDxKC who run an amazing event.

More Information about TEDxCrossroads

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Wednesday, November 16

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 – 11:30am

Registration Cost: $10.00 for non-members

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: Marketing Yourself Effectively

Meeting Agenda:

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

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Small & Home Business Network Entrepreneurial Expo

Location:
Johnson County Administration Building (in the Clocktower Building)
111 S Cherry St
Olathe, KS 66062
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Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

There are 17 FREE workshops with topics such as:

  • Starting a food business
  • Closing 3-5 more times sales
  • How to make Google love your website
  • Taking your business to the next level
  • Social Media
  • Video Marketing
  • Free resources around KC for businesses
  • Selling internationally
  • Balancing your budget
  • Using the KC Business Journal as a resource
  • New Landings Job Chat for people who are currently unemployed
  • Health care & your business

Expo Information

List of  Workshops

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What You Should Be Aware of While Job Searching Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:00pm CST.

Does the idea of reaching out to people make you want to faint? It doesn’t have to be that way! Join CAREEREALISM-It’s It’s a known fact job seeking is a frustrating process. From feeling like your resume is dumped into a black hole, to applying to jobs that have already been filled, to jobs sites selling your personal information… eerrrk! It’s time to start protecting your personal brand and applying to real available job listings.

In this FREE webinar, Toby Dayton, LinkUp Job Search Engine’s President and CEO, will discuss what you should be aware of while searching for jobs online and how to protect yourself by only applying to real jobs from real employers.

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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“Take Advantage of the Holidays in your Executive Search” TeleSeminar

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

Time: Noon – 1:00pm CST

Many executive job seekers are hesitant to put a lot of energy into searching from Thanksgiving through the first of the year. This can be a huge mistake!

During this webinar, Tammy Kabell will share with you why it is a mistake to take off the holidays, and how to take advantage of the lack of competition during this perceived slow time. For Tammy’s clients, the last quarter of the year has oftentimes shown the best results – in this call, she will explain why.

Register for TeleSeminar

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How to Write a Magnetic Resume by Networking Teleseminar

Time: 7:30pm – 8:15pm CST

How do you end up with both a magnetic resume and a mindset that makes networking so much easier?

Tune in (and prepare some questions) — this is going to be a short teleseminar in preparation for a full-on webinar in the near future.  So your questions will help make it even more awesome!

Here’s what will be touched upon:

  • How to approach networking in a different way that makes it easier to do
  • How this new approach actually makes writing your resume easier and better
  • How to think about your career and next job by being the CEO of the start-up called “you”!

Register for FREE

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Thursday, November 17

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

Location this week:
The Great Mall of The Great Plains
20700 West 151st 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 Workshop presented by New Landings

Location:
New Landings HQ
11320 W. 79th St.
Lenexa, KS 66214
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Free to attend.

Time: 9:00am – 11:00am

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 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: “The Art of Getting Hired”

Brad Justice will be joining us to share from his new book “The Art of Getting Hired.” To quote an excerpt from the book…

“Hello and welcome to The Art of Getting Hired. If you’re currently struggling with unemployment or an entrepreneur or salesperson trying to get potential clients to hire you or  your  firm,  you’ve  come  to  the  right  place.  But,  before  I  get  into  the  meat  of  this  program,  I   want to share a little bit of my story with you and what lead me to develop a program to help people get hired. I also think it’s important you hear my personal story so you’ll understand why I believe I’ve been called to help as many people as possible get hired.

Speaker Bio: 

Brad Justice is co-founder of Team Office, a full-service office furniture company with nationwide delivery.  He is also President of Justice and Associates, a personal development company and author of The Holy Grail of Selling, a how-to book on professional selling. During his 25 year career in sales, Brad has successfully sold clothing, advertising, furniture and more. He lives in Overland Park with his wife Cathie and their two children, Peyton and Cole.

New Landings focusing on Getting KC Back to Work

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Social Media Lunch and Learn Event with KC Media Mix

Location:
Event Space at Nara
1671 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Cost: Members – $15.00, Non-members – $25.00 (Lunch is included)

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

If possible, RSVP by end of Monday, November 14.

For group reservations, email RSVP@kcmediamix.com

KC Media Mix and Social Media Club of Kansas City have invited Dustin Jacobsen, VP, Social Media & Technology at Barkley to speak for a Social Media Lunch and Learn. Topics will include roles, how to effectively cross pollinate traditional media with social media, benefits and challenges of paid, earned, and owned media types.

More Information and Registration

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LinkedIn Strategies for Career Development Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:00pm CST

You are personally invited to a complimentary webinar on how to leverage the power of LinkedIn. This webinar will save you from floundering through the steep learning curve that mastering LinkedIn presents. Find out exactly what LinkedIn insiders know that aids them with ongoing career development and accelerating their job search results!

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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Linking Professionals Happy Hour Event

Location:
Bonefish Grill
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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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, November 17th 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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KCNext Fall IT Networking Happy Hour

Location:
College Basketball Experience
1401 Grand Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64106
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Cost: $10.00

Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

The IT Networking Happy Hour provided the unique opportunity to connect with technology industry professionals, exchange innovative ideas and establish beneficial relationships and strategic partnerships to grow your business. The event also promotes KC’s assets for the technology sectors and innovators within the industry.

More Information and Registration

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Friday, November 18

#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

How to Setup a #HireFriday Tweet if you are job seeking.

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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Saturday, November 19

Catholic Career Roundtable Meeting 

Roundtables are monthly and present a refreshing venue for business owners and hiring managers to share employment opportunities for 2011 with qualified and professional job seekers with no fees or cost not only to the job seeker, but the business owner as well.

The CCR (Catholic Career Roundtable) believes in building relationships, and attending a Roundtable Panel is that first step. CCR believes “People Find People Jobs” and by participating in an upcoming Roundtable as an employer or a potential employee you can start building relationships.

Location:
Good Shepherd Parish
12800 W 75th St.
Shawnee, KS
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Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

CCR’s monthly ‘Roundtable’ meeting (business casual) on 11.19.11 with panelist to include UMB Bank, Garmin, Workforce Partnership, JCCC, and Baker University.

More Information about CCR

Article about CCR

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