Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of February 20

Below are the networking events for the week of February 20 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 “10 Keys to a Happier and Healthier Life,” “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 20

How to Get More Job Interviews Webinar – Hosted by Martin Yate

Time: Noon – 1:30pm CST

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. Martin Yate is the author of Knock em Dead The Ultimate Job Search Guide, a NY Times bestseller that’s been updated annually for 25 years.

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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Big 5 for a Greater Kansas City Community – Monday Meeting

Location:
Sprint Campus
6300 building (Park in Lot P)
Overland Park, KS 66251 
Google Map

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Seating is limited to 50 participants.

We’ve been hearing about the Big 5; an entrepreneurial initiative set forth by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Kauffman Foundation to make KC America’s Most Entrepreneurial City. 

The Chamber and Kauffman are hosting Big 5 events for a Greater Kansas City. 

The Big 5 meetings have been built for everyone; entrepreneurs who want to grow a business, business owners who want to start buying from entrepreneurs, bankers and investors who want to start funding, Kansas City citizens interested in helping with job growth, public sector employees, parents, philanthropists, former entrepreneurs, teachers, students.

The community meetings will foster Kansas City communication and will focus on how to make KC America’s Most Entrepreneurial City. 

Register for Meeting

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Feet Up Network – FUN Monday Meeting

Location:
Minsky’s Pizza
427 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Feet-Up Network is a group of business professionals who like to get together, kick their feet-up and have a drink together.

We usually have around 15-25 people at these meetings. Members say that it helps them build relationships. Come on out and have a drink, meet some new friends and forge some great partnerships.

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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
Google Map

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 21

Linking Professionals Networking Lunch and Presentation

Location:
Bonefish Grill Leawood 
5021 West 135th Street
Leawood, KS 66224 
Google Map

Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

More Information and Registration

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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
Google Map

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Register for Tuesday Morning Meeting

Tuesday Afternoon Meeting Info:

Location:
Granite City Food & Brewery
8461 NW Prairie View Rd
Kansas City, MO 64153
Google Map

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.

Register for Tuesday Afternoon Meeting

More Information about the Group

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Re-Think the Brand Called You Webinar

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm CST

It’s crucial when you interview for a job to be able to distinguish yourself from every other candidate. Your part on the interview is to articulate why they should hire you. Who are they hiring? What is your character, track record, and reputation? What can they count on? Through a series of questions, they hope to get to know you.  Bottom line, they hope you are the one.

When you’re unclear and have difficulty talking about yourself, it’s actually uncomfortable, and you’re less likely to share yourself with others. You have a brand whether you’re aware of it or not. The brand called YOU is one of the most important parts of the whole job search process.

You will learn:   

  • To polish the diamond. (That diamond is you!) 
  • How to change the way you think about YOU 
  • How to boost your self-confidence 
  • Your “ME” file including accomplishments, strengths value statements and elevator pitch 
  • What relationships are absolutely necessary to drive you forward toward the fulfillment of your ultimate life

Register for FREE

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CPI-KC (Career Partners International) Third Tuesday Connections

Location:
Barley’s Brewhaus
11924 W. 119th Street,
Overland Park, KS
Google Map

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Free to attend. CPI-KC will provide the appetizers. Drink specials (cash bar).

  • Make new connections to expand your network
  • Talk about ways of growing your existing business
  • Learn more about dynamic enterprises in metro Kansas City
  • Practice your networking skills in a safe and informal environment
  • Discuss the latest in cutting-edge management techniques
  • Find advocates who are willing to open doors and make introductions to key decision makers

More Information and How to Register

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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.

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Kansas Feet Up Network Meeting

Location:
Pizza Maker
8725 Bourgade Street
Lenexa, KS
Google Map

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Feet-Up Network is a group of business professionals who like to get together, kick their feet-up and have a drink together.

We usually have around 15-25 people at these meetings. Members say that it helps them build relationships. Come on out and have a drink, meet some new friends and forge some great partnerships.

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Career Studios: You Are the CEO of your Career Webinar

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm CST

Join us for an interview with our guest, Mark Babbitt, CEO and Founder of YouTern – an online resource that enables college students and young professionals to cross the chasm between the classroom and the real world through high quality internships, mentorship and realistic career advice.

As our economy continues to struggle, many young professionals are finding success by taking an entrepreneurial approach to their career development. They are, in effect, taking a “CEO” attitude to their careers.

In this discussion, we’ll review the most effective success mechanisms being leveraged by “Career CEOs”. 

In this teleseminar you will learn:

  • Know what a CEO approach is and how that applies to you
  • Know what a “value proposition” is, how to create yours and how to communicate it
  • How this applies to job search so you can be more effective

Register for FREE

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Wednesday, February 22

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: How to Use the KC Business Journal

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

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

Wednesday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
Granite City Brewery
15085 W. 119th Street
Olathe, KS, 66062
Google Map

Time: 9:30am – 11:00am

Wednesday Afternoon Meeting Info:

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

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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Big 5 for a Greater Kansas City Community – Wednesday Meeting

Location:
Cerner Vision Center
2850 Rock Creek Parkway
Kansas City MO 64117
Google Map

Time: 11:15am – 1:15pm

Seating is limited to 50 participants.

The Big 5 is an entrepreneurial initiative set forth by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Kauffman Foundation to make KC America’s Most Entrepreneurial City and the Chamber and Kauffman are hosting Big 5 events for a Greater Kansas City. 

The Big 5 meetings have been built for everyone; entrepreneurs who want to grow a business, business owners who want to start buying from entrepreneurs, bankers and investors who want to start funding, Kansas City citizens interested in helping with job growth, public sector employees, parents, philanthropists, former entrepreneurs, teachers, students.

The community meetings will foster Kansas City communication and will focus on how to make KC America’s Most Entrepreneurial City. 

Register for Meeting

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Working in the Corporate World: How to Break In, Stand Out, and Get Ahead Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:00pm CST

The corporate world provides incredible opportunities to build professional skills and cultivate your network – and those who work for large companies get to design and market products that are used the world over.

Join CAREEREALISM-Approved Partner, Blue Chip Career on February 22 at Noon CST for a FREE webinar on joining the corporate world. The event will cover need-to-know topics like:

  • What large companies look for in a candidate
  • How to design a resume that will stand out from the pack
  • What to expect in the interview process
  • Which skills you need to display to advance in your corporate career

This FREE presentation will be hosted by Jessica Deckinger, a corporate brand manager (and a member of the Blue Chip Career mentor network). Jessica, who went to Harvard Business School, has worked for Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Avon and is currently in charge of product development and marketing for Welch’s Fruit Snacks. She’ll talk about her experiences in the corporate world and define what job seekers need to do to 1) get a job at a large company and 2) succeed once they’ve been hired. 

Can’t attend the live show? That’s okay! Sign up anyways and we’ll send you the recording.

Register for FREE

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MBTI Personality Type Workshop presented by New Landings

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

Free to attend. Limited to 8 participants so the workshop can be personalized for you.

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

This FREE workshop is for you if you want to approach your own work and career selection in a manner that best suits your style. 

For career selection, unsurprisingly, individuals tend to enjoy certain jobs more than others. This happens when the demands of a job match the preferences of your personality type. Understanding your type can inform your time management, problem solving, best decision making, and stress management skills. Knowledge of type can help you deal with the culture of the place you work, the development of new skills, understanding your participation on teams, and coping with change.

Pre-work: Take Online MBTI Assessment. Call Karen Hendrix @ 816.805.3998 or email info@CoachKarenHendrix.com for login and password information.

Workshop Presenter Bio: Karen Dana Hendrix MBA is a Certified Myers-Briggs Practitioner (MBTI) and Executive Life Coach. She specializes in coaching women and men to face and conquer life challenges that lead to internal transformation.  Her passion for education and for helping clients build lives consistent with their dreams, their gifts and their fullest potential makes her a powerful advocate as a life coach. Karen uses 25-years of professional human relations experience to build a common language of success with her clients.   She expertly integrates assessments such as the MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory into her practice to empower her clients with information and self awareness that facilitates their success.

Registration for the Workshop

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10 Renegade Laws to Get Hired Webinar

Time: 3:00pm- 4:30pm CST

If your resume isn’t getting you interviews it is not working. 

If your getting interviews but no offers, what you’re doing isn’t working. 

It’s time to be Job Search Renegade and focus on getting hired, not how to look for a job! 

Register for FREE

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Thursday, February 23

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

Location this week:
Monkey Bizness 
The Great Mall of the Great Plains 
20080 West 151st Street 
Olathe, KS 66061
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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All Your LinkedIn Questions Answered Webinar

Time: 11:00am – 12:15pm CST

Brenda Bernstein, The Essay Expert, will give a webinar EXCLUSIVELY for people 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

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Linking Professionals Happy Hour Event

Location:
Jasper’s 
1201 West 103 Street
Kansas City, MO 64114 
Google Map

Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

More Information and Registration

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Big 5 for a Greater Kansas City Community – Thursday Meeting

Location:
Metropolitan Community College
Mel Aytes Education Ctr.
500 SW Longview Road 
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
Google Map

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Seating is limited to 50 participants.

We’ve been hearing about the Big 5; an entrepreneurial initiative set forth by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Kauffman Foundation to make KC America’s Most Entrepreneurial City. 

The Chamber and Kauffman are hosting Big 5 events for a Greater Kansas City. 

The Big 5 meetings have been built for everyone; entrepreneurs who want to grow a business, business owners who want to start buying from entrepreneurs, bankers and investors who want to start funding, Kansas City citizens interested in helping with job growth, public sector employees, parents, philanthropists, former entrepreneurs, teachers, students.

The community meetings will foster Kansas City communication and will focus on how to make KC America’s Most Entrepreneurial City. 

Register for Meeting

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Friday, February 24

#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 17, 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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The Best Interview Strategy for Results Webinar

Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm CST

I hear the excitement when people say, “I have an interview!” Everything it takes to get to this important point in the job search, all of the work and effort of finding your target, planning, knowing your unique value, networking, writing your resume, finding the ideal positions, sending your resume, following up….and now…. you have an interview! 

Preparation takes time. You have to know what kind of research to do about the company and the role, and it takes practice so you are clear about what you want to cover in the interview. Bottom line, you must be mentally and physically ready if you want to do well in the interview. 

Here is a sneak peek of this webinar’s agenda:

  • Create an effective Interview Strategy 
  • Be a Master of Building Rapport 
  • “Best of You” Summary Statement 
  • Strengths you should Share about Yourself 
  • The Most Powerful Questions to Ask in the Interview

Register for FREE

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Saturday, February 25

Catholic Career Panel Roundtable Meeting

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

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

Representatives from SPX Cooling Technologies, JOCO Library, Farmers Insurance, Electronic Office Systems, American Century, and Commerce Bank.  

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

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

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Upcoming Events

Monday, February 27

Linking Professionals Private Event: Live Marketing

Location:
Sullivan’s of Leawood 
4501 West 119th Street
Leawood, KS 66209
Google Map

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

We have started this mixer EARLY to accomodate those professionals who struggle to attend traditional “happy hour” events due to family or other obligations. 3:30 arrival is an OPTION, not a requirement.

Cost: $50

No walk-ins will be permitted.

For years Laura Wynn has worked a speaking circuit teaching professionals that effective networking should  emphasize the importance of building trusted real life relationships for business viability and longevity. It’s also crucial to know the fundamentals of your new contacts’ business offerings. While simple in theory, it’s often difficult to accomplish both in one fragment of time investment.

This Live Marketing(tm) concept ultimately yields “warm” leads as natural result of the work we do together at the event and by Laura on your behalf for the entire month of the event.

Prior to the event, Laura will promote registered guests by conversing with “you” on Twitter, Linked In and Facebook. Laura will use these mediums to pull you into strategically created conversations as a means to gain “followers” and “likes” for your Internet brand. Additionally, Laura will be working diligently to reach out to the desired business connections you provided during online registration.

During online registration you will be asked to provide an “elevator speech”, for lack of better term. Do not over think this; simply describe a good contact for you. Laura will handle the rest! You may bring business cards but they are not necessary as each attendee will receive this information in a printed handout. 

At each event, you will receive a list of all registrants that will include the same information you provided Laura prior to the event. We will begin with organized introductions and then mingle in a nice setting.

After the event, Laura will reach out once again to the contacts/industries you desire meeting to invite them to future events. Each guest will also receive a follow up e-mail that includes all registrant info.

Register for Event

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Tuesday, February 28

Feet-Up Network’s Birthday Bash Event

Location:
Rhythm & Booze
423 Southwest Boulevard
(1 Block West of Broadway)
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Feet Up Network is dedicated to small business and how to grow it. They are dedicated to helping their members get the most out of networking. They are dedicated to making sure that their meetings are low-key, relaxed and absolutely comfortable for everyone who comes out.

Cost: Free

RSVP by February 24

Check out what FUN is all about and see other events: http://www.feetupnetwork.org

Register for Event

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