Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of January 23

Below are the networking events for the week of January 23 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 “Social Media To-Do’s for Job Seekers,” “Careers in Nonprofits,” KC Nonprofits and the Nonprofit Workforce,”  ”Building Rapport,” Developing Your Persuasion Skills, “How to Apply Your Communication Skills, and “Job Loss: Rebuilding a Better You.” 

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Monday, January 23

The Complete Network-Integrated Job Search Webinar

Time: Noon – 2:00pm CST

Knowing how to get yourself job interviews is critical to your financial survival and critical to your long-term career success. But the whole job search game has changed. The old tactics don’t work anymore, everything you knew has changed. 

You need a great resume and to know how to use it to get job interviews. Martin Yate is probably the most knowledgeable person on earth to show you the most effective strategies and tactics for getting job interviews. 

You will learn:

  • How corporate recruitment works and what it means to you 
  • How to find every single job in your target geography 
  • Why “the industry doesn’t matter” attitude is costing you interviews 
  • Which jobs to pursue when you can pursue more than one 
  • How to leverage the job postings in job banks for maximum response 
  • How to leverage your resume postings in resume banks for maximum return 
  • How to find and work with headhunters 
  • How to organize your job search time for maximum results 

Register for FREE

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Linking Olathe Professionals Happy Hour Event

Location:
Applebees Olathe 
16110 W. 135th Street
Olathe, KS 66062 
Google Map

Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

More Information and Registration

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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, January 24

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

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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Finding Your Passion, Purpose, and Power in Career Transition Webinar

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm CST

Are you eager to live the life you deserve yet just don’t know where to start? Do you want to feel passion for life and use it towards your life purpose?

It’s time to stop yearning for an extraordinary life, and start living your passion, purpose and power. Stop trying to survive your day to day life and learn to direct your steps with new energy and optimism as you head into the future “you” get to choose. Being in a career transition is a perfect time to explore what’s possible for you. 

  • Learn how to be captain of your own ship
  • Learn how to instantly build your self-confidence 
  • Learn the essentials needed shift your emotions empowering you toward your future 
  • Learn how to accelerate your success and how to stay on your path 
  • Learn how to eliminate unwanted habits and behaviors that are holding you back 
  • Learn what relationships are necessary to drive you forward toward the fulfillment of your ultimate life 

Register for FREE

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Applying for a Government Job Workshop presented by New Landings

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

Free to attend.

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Projecting to hire 193,000 new employees over the next two years, the U.S. government is a great place to look for your next career opportunity. 

Many who have applied for a government job say, “Simply completing the application should win me some kind of award!” Some of the forms are lengthy, confusing and comprehensive.  The intent of this workshop is to help simplify the process for you.  You will learn tips and tricks for ensuring that your application is complete when filed and gets through the system as expeditiously as possible.

If available, bring your laptop as you will be accessing the government employment website.

Registration for the Workshop

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Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

Location:
Granite City Food & Brewery

8461 NW Prairie View Rd
Kansas City, MO 64153
Google Map

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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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TEDxCrossroads Weekly Meeting

Location:
Barkley
1740 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Google Map

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 coreilly@barkleyus.com. Or RSVP on Facebook.

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I Successfully Escaped Corporate…You Can Too! Webinar

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm CST

Is Corporate draining your soul? Or has it spit you out? Join us this month to hear stories from corporate escape artists.

Our Tuesday guest is Terry Reuter with i9 Sports. Terry used to be an IT Manager responsible for managing a team of business analysts. He has decided his layoff was a blessing in disguise and is much happier running his own show. 

Hear from successful escapees who ARE following their dreams. Attend the webinar to find out how they decided to jump ship (thereby avoiding any future layoff stress), what kind of research they did to find the right fit and what they would do differently now that they are in the know. 

Register for FREE

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Resume Revolution Webinar

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm CST

Why not Double your resume response rate? Learn reCareered’s strategies in this free Resume Revolution webinar to help you double your interviews and resume response rate.

What you will learn:

  • 9 actionable tips to use in your search NOW! 
  • How to empower yourself in job search 
  • How to optimize your job search and resume to 2012’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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Career Studios: Acing the Phone Interview Webinar

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm CST

Join us for an interview with Brent Peterson, CEO Founder of Interview Angel.

As the economy has toughened, more companies and recruiters are relying on the phone interview to speak with applicants than ever before. A phone interview can be the difference in making it through the walls of your dream company or left out in the cold still looking for a job. For some people, the phone interview can be tough because it’s typically shorter and you can’t get a “read” on how well you’re doing. What can you do to be impactful in a phone interview? Join us as we interview Brent to hear his best insights on phone interviewing.

In this teleseminar you will walk away with:

  • How to prepare so you nail the phone interview each time.
  • Hottest tips for what to do before, during and after so you leave a lasting impression.
  • Things you can do to beef up your telephone presence and convey a more powerful message.

Register for FREE

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Wednesday, January 25

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: Exploring Entrepreneurship

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
Google Map

Time: 9:30am – 11:00am

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

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Interviewing Webinar

Hosted by Tammy Kabell from Career Resume Consulting

Time: Noon – 1:00pm CST

Register for Webinar

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Outcome Focused Interviewing with Anne Warfield Webinar

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm CST

In this webinar, you will be able to learn HOW to interview in order to get the job you want, the promotion you deserve. The Outcome Focus® Interviewing System will share with you the inside secrets on how to excel in the interview so you become the DESIRED choice! Why risk something so important?

Register for Webinar

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Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

Location:
Rumors Steakhouse
4835 Northeast Lakewood Way
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
Google Map

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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

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Overland Park Chamber of Commerce Wednesday Wake Up – Networking Event

Location:
Advanced Spine and Orthopaedic Specialists 
10730 Nall Avenue, Suite 202
Overland Park, KS
Google Map

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Cost: $10.00 for non-members

You’ve had a busy day at the office. Now it’s time to loosen the tie and join your business colleagues at Wednesday Wrap-up. Heartland Surgical Specialty Hospital will be hosting us at their Advanced Spine and Orthopaedic Specialists practice. You’ll enjoy casual mingling, food and drinks, brief updates from a Chamber rep, and the opportunity to win fabulous door prizes.

More Information and How to Register

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Rising Stars/News Pros Happy Hour Event

Location:
The Granfalloon
Legends Room
608 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Join young professionals from KC/IABC and PRSA as we celebrate the New Year with good food, drink and even better company. This will be a great opportunity to network with other young professionals in the marketing and communications fields and learn more about KC/IABC and PRSA.

The event is free to attend (KC/IABC and PRSA will provide appetizers), but we request you RSVP by Jan. 24 so we can plan accordingly.

Register for Event

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Thursday, January 26

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

Location this week:
Applebees Olathe
16110 W. 135th Street
Olathe, KS 66062
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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Coping with Change and Powerfully Dealing with Your Emotions So You can Get Back to Work Faster Webinar

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm CST

We are going to be dealing with the angst you may be feeling about your job search, lay-off, the economy, the news, the people in your life and anything else that you may be thinking about in a way that limits what is possible. 

In this results-oriented presentation, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to use your own challenges to decide and commit to what you want. 
  • Shift from focusing on “what is wrong” to focusing on “what works”. 
  • Your thoughts influence your job search. Discover how to rise above the circumstances in the news and take powerful action. 
  • Begin to reach out, connect, empower and support one another in order to move through these waves of change with ease and grace. 
  • Learn how to powerfully use your time and energy starting today.

Register for FREE

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I Successfully Escaped Corporate…You Can Too! Webinar (Thursday’s edition)

Time: 11:00am – Noon CST

Is Corporate draining your soul? Or has it spit you out? Join us this month to hear stories from corporate escape artists.

Our Thursday guest is Phil Cansler with Window Genie. Phil used to be a Corporate Officer with a major recordkeeping firm. Phil has started his own enterprise and is currently a Regional Developer for a major player in the franchising sector. 

Hear from successful escapees who ARE following their dreams. Attend the webinar to find out how they decided to jump ship (thereby avoiding any future layoff stress), what kind of research they did to find the right fit and what they would do differently now that they are in the know. 

Register for FREE

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Achieve Your Goals: Social Accountability Happy Hour Event

Hosted by Kansas City IT Professionals.

Location:
The Well
7421 Broadway Street
Kansas City, MO 
Google Map

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Cost: $10.00

This event is for technical practitioners only (non recruiters) that are members of the Kansas City Information Technology Professionals group on LinkedIn.

After registering, make sure to print out your registration ticket, as you won’t be admitted to the event without one! 

Register for Event

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Friday, January 27

#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 for Friday, January 20, 2012

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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Mastering Online Job Application Systems Webinar

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm CST

Applying for jobs online is tough! Online application forms can be confusing, exasperating and maddeningly difficult to complete and the process can take hours … even for one position! And the worst part of the whole process? Even after all your hard work, you often will get no response from hiring companies. What can a job seeker do to make the most of applying online? 

In this brand new ILostMyJob.com webinar, Kathy Bernard, author of the http://www.getajobtips.com blog and host of several popular ILostMyJob.com webinars, will show you proven techniques to speed up the job application process and generate a greater response from hiring companies.  

Every registrant will not only receive the slides to review again and again after the webinar, but also a downloadable tip sheet so that they can take immediate steps to master online job application systems.  

Register for FREE

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Saturday, January 28

Catholic Career Panel Roundtable Meeting

Location:
Good Shepherd Parish
12800 W 75th St.
Shawnee, KS
Google Map

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

Next ‘Panel Roundtable’ will be this Saturday (01.28.12) with representatives from Huhtamaki, TK Architects, Farmers Insurance, Kansas Works, and Baker University.

Dress is Business Casual.

Panel Roundtables present a refreshing venue for business owners and hiring managers to share company culture & employment opportunities with qualified and professional job seekers with no fees or cost not only to the job seeker, but the business owner as well (business casual).

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.

More Information about CCR

Article about CCR

Email for more info: catholiccareerroundtablekc@gmail.com or Phone: 816.582.1809

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of January 23

  1. Just tried to attend the Internet Marketing and Social Media meeting at the Granfalloon on Tuesday at 10am. The doors were locked and there was only one employee inside.

    Posted by bodellconsulting | January 24, 2012, 10:18 am

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