Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of February 13

Below are the networking events for the week of February 13 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

Watch or Listen to New Landings Job Chat Interviews brought to you each week by Hector Silva and the rest of the New Landings Job Chat Team. Recent podcasts added are “Building a Network and Networking,” “10.5 Keys to Making Your Profile Stand Out,” “Social Media To-Do’s for Job Seekers,” “Careers in Nonprofits,” and KC Nonprofits and the Nonprofit Workforce.” 

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Monday, February 13

How to Build Social Networks and Other Job Search Networks Fast Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:30pm CST

Companies prefer to hire through personal referrals and job hunters prefer to find jobs through networking. The only problems are that you have been too busy working to network, and no one has ever taught you how to build professionally relevant networks. Martin Yate, NY Times bestseller of the world-famous Knock em Dead career books, will show you how to build effective networks online and offline.  

You will learn:

  • How to build large, relevant, resilient professional networks 
  • The three networks everyone needs to succeed 
  • How to find and attract the right contacts for your networks 
  • How to get network contacts to help you 
  • How to find the names and titles of hiring managers for your target job 
  • How to get the most out of LinkedIn, professional associations and community networks 
  • Leveraging Facebook and other relevant networks 
  • How to double and triple the impact of every employer approach you make 
  • How to use social networks to switch from one industry to another 
  • How social networks can impact your visibility and credibility 

Register for FREE

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Job Seekers Prayer and Support Group

Location:
The Church of the Resurrection
Congregational Care conference Room (East Building – main level)
3720 Roe Ave.
Leawood, KS 66224
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Time: 6:30pm

Offers a time of prayer, support and reflection in the midst of your job search. 

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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, February 14

Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting (2 Meetings this Day)

Tuesday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
Granfalloon Bar & Grill
608 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Tuesday Afternoon Meeting Info:

Location:
Granite City Food & Brewery
8461 NW Prairie View Rd
Kansas City, MO 64153
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Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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

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How to Feel Good and Stay Positive No Matter What Workshop presented by New Landings

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

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

MK Mueller (also known as “The Gratitude Guru”) is an international trainer, business coach, keynoter and the author of two books, Taking Care of Me:The Habits of Happiness and 8 to Great: The Powerful Process for Positive Change. Her interactive and engaging workshop will cover topics such as:

  • A powerful process for getting in touch with your biggest dreams
  • A guaranteed positive attitude formula that is simple to live and teach
  • A decision-making formula to help you make the right decisions every time
  • A forgiveness formula for releasing past hurts and mistakes
  • A one-minute formula for starting every day in a feel-good way

Registration for the Workshop

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TEDxCrossroads Weekly Meeting (CANCELLED)

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

Contact coreilly@barkleyus.com.

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Wednesday, February 15

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: Using LinkedIn

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 (2 Meetings this Day)

This incredible group of business owners/entrepreneurs come together weekly to discuss everything social.

Wednesday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
The Egg and I‎
8180 W. 135th St.
Overland Park, KS 66223
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Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Cost: $1.00 for guests

More Information

Wednesday Afternoon Meeting Info:

Location:
Rumors Steakhouse
4835 Northeast Lakewood Way 
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
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Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

More Information

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How to Wow Hiring Companies Webinar

Time: 11:00am – 12:15pm CST

Join Kathy Bernard for this free webinar to discover surprisingly easy and effective ways to learn useful information about hiring companies that you can use to impress them in your application materials and interviews.  

In this fast paced FREE 60 minute webinar, you will discover:  

  • Whether a hiring company is thriving or dying 
  • What’s on the minds’ of its top executives 
  • What company recruiters expect you to know about their company 
  • How to reach the hiring manager 
  • What kind of people the company tends to hire 
  • Who you know who could influence your hiring 
  • The salary ranges for key positions 
  • How to learn about recent departures and the very latest job postings 
  • What current employees think about the place and lots, lots more!  

Register for FREE

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How to Accelerate Your Job Search Tele-class

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Join John Hadley Associates on February 15th as he talks with Jason Alba on the tricks of the trade he’s learned to help job seekers accelerate their searches and get better jobs at better pay. 

More about Jason Alba:

After a successful career in IT and business strategy, Jason found himself in the job market in January 2006, at a time that was supposedly a “job seeker’s market.” Jason quickly found that a job seeker’s market does not mean the job search will be easy or short. Frustrated by the lack of real tools for job seekers, he created JibberJobber, a tool that allows job seekers to manage and organize their searches. 

Register for FREE

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Thursday, February 16

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

Location this week:
Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Fiat
15500 West 117th Street
Olathe, KS 66062

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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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Landing a Great Job After 40 Webinar

Time: 11:00am – 12:15pm CST

In this free webinar led by Kathy Bernard, you’ll discover 50 ways to improve your chances of getting hired (and we’ll even send you all of the tips in an easy, printable format so you can get started implementing them right away).

In this fast paced FREE 60 minute webinar, you will discover how to: 

  • Position yourself as the solution to a company’s problems. 
  • Play up your strengths and shore up your weaknesses. 
  • Identify organizations that actively seek out seasoned workers.
  • Convince younger hiring managers that your experience is a plus and not a threat.   
  • Demonstrate your passion, vitality and accomplishments in a way will impress hiring companies and much, much more! 

Register for FREE

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New Landings Meeting

Note: This is the last Speaker Series Meeting for New Landings. They are moving to an online format only and you can listen to their speakers on New Landings Job Chat

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: “LinkedIn Advanced” 

Doug Richards will share with you information on the advanced techniques used by professional networkers.  His goal is to help you 1) grow your network, 2) increase your discoverability, 3) impact your credibility, and 4) improve your ability to meet the right people.

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Learn Essential Employability Skills to improve your chances of getting and keeping a job Class

2 sessions: 1st session is Feb. 16. 2nd session is Feb. 23.

Location:
Kansas City Kansas Community College Main Campus 
Flint Building, Room 3619B
7250 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66112
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Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Cost: $10.00

Click Here To Enroll
Or Call 913.288.7659 

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Behind the Scenes:  A Showcase of bizperc Powered by Think Big Partners

Location:
bizperc
1800 Baltimore Ave. (6th floor)
Kansas City, MO 
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Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Free to attend.

At bizperc, we’ve noticed a “coworking craze.”  Entrepreneurs love coming into our space to work with like-minded startups, accelerate with the Think Big Partners team and work in an inspiring and modern coworking space.

We’re changing the way businesses are built…and we want YOU to see it for yourself! 

At the Showcase, you will have the chance to interactively tour Kansas City’s modern coworking space and business accelerator, get a behind-the-scenes look at the startup creation process, showcase your own entrepreneurial ventures and learn how Think Big Partners is changing the way businesses are built…and why. 

Evening Agenda:

4:00: Meet Think Big Partners: the company that’s building companies

4:15: Tour the bizperc coworking space and see where the magic happens

5:00: Showcase your own entrepreneurial venture on bizperc’s 6th floor with a gorgeous view of downtown KC

More Information and to Register

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KCK Chamber Business After Hours Networking Event

Location:
Legend 14 Theatres
1841 Village West Parkway
Kansas City, KS 66111
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Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Join the KCK Chamber and the Legend 14 Theatres for an evening of food, drinks, and great networking opportunities. This event is free and open to the public.

More Information

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Friday, February 17

“From the Hiring Manager’s View” Discussion with Career Transitions Support Group

Location:
Church of the Nativity
Parish Hall, lower level of church building, west side entrance

3800 W. 119th St.
Leawood, KS
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Time: 7:30 am – 10:30am

Ever wonder what happens to your resume once you hit “submit”? Sarah Cain, President of Stand Out Career Services, will be walking job seekers through the hiring process–from the hiring manager’s view.

More Information and to Register

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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 for Friday, February 10, 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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Ten Common Mistakes that Will Hurt Your Job Search with Donna Fedor Webinar

Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm CST

In this presentation, Donna Fedor will break it down so you can learn the COMMON MISTAKES made by job seekers and more importantly how to get it right so you are a top candidate. She has helped place thousands of people in jobs they love, and she wants to assist you so you too can land your dream job. 

Register for FREE

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