Networking Events

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

Below are the networking events for the week of December 19 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.


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 “Building Rapport,” Developing Your Persuasion Skills, “How to Apply Your Communication Skills, “Job Loss: Rebuilding a Better You” “Job Loss: Dealing with Aftershocks,” Job Loss: The Immediate Inner Turmoil, and “Interview Questions Preparation.” 


Monday, December 19

Staying in the Game – How to Get Back Up when You are Feeling Down Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:30pm CST

Have you ever found it difficult to:

  • Do what you know you need to do 
  • Experience the motivation and energy you want to have 
  • Bring your best self to a networking event or an interview 
This webinar will:

  • Help you be aware of your emotional “weather” 
  • Give you strategies for getting to a “brighter” and more energized you! 
  • Provide opportunities for sharing and hearing from others what works. 

Register for FREE


KC Online Community Social and Holiday Party

Sandler Sales
10955 Lowell Avenue, Suite 650
Overland Park, KS 66210
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Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Get ready for our next KC Online Community Social combined with a Holiday Party theme!

Dan Stalp & Sandler Training will be our host for the festivities. Jeff Miner will be our speaker on the topic of: The Value of Giving. Perfect for the holiday season!

We can only have 100 people at this event, and therefore RSVP list will be our TOTAL guest list.  Sign up now!

More Information and to Register


#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 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!


Tuesday, December 20

Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

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


All Your LinkedIn Questions Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:30pm CST

Brenda Bernstein, The Essay Expert, will give a webinar focusing on answering individual questions. We’ll work fast to get you the key strategies you need, answering your live and written questions.

Register for FREE


TEDxCrossroads Weekly Meeting

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

Contact to attend or RSVP on Facebook


Wednesday, December 21

KC Online Community Networking Event

10610 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Shawnee, KS 66203
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Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

No speaker, no agenda, no distractions… just networking! Join us for Wednesday Coffee at Scooters in Shawnee!

Only space for 30 so reserve your spot now. 

More Information and to Register


Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

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.

Register for Meeting


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.

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: How to Use the KC Business Journal

Meeting Agenda:

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


Friday, December 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 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 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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