Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of March 5

Below are the networking events for the week of March 5 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 “FastTrac Program: A Portal For Entrepreneurs,” “Being Healthy Gives You an Edge in Life,”  “10 Keys to a Happier and Healthier Life,” “Building a Network and Networking,” “10.5 Keys to Making Your Profile Stand Out,” and “Social Media To-Do’s for Job Seekers.”

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Monday, March 5

How to Write a Killer Resume with Martin Yate Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:30pm CST

You want a resume that actually works. NY Times bestseller Martin Yate, of the world-renowned Knock em Dead career books, will show you How to Write a Knock em Dead Resume. He’ll show you how to sell yourself as the competent and committed professional you are, without sounding like a snake-oil salesman.

You will learn:

  • Why your resume isn’t working and how to create one that does. 
  • The opportunity-killing mistake suffered by 75% of all resumes 
  • The two reasons your jobs exists 
  • How to build a resume that gets pulled from resume databases 
  • How to make it resonate with recruiters’ and hiring mangers’ eyes 
  • All the component parts & layout of a killer resume 
  • How to gather and order the information you need to build a killer resume 
  • Insider writing and editing tactics. 
  • How to objectively evaluate the quality of your resume 

Register for FREE

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Feet Up Network – FUN Monday Meeting

Location:
Minsky’s Pizza
427 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
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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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#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, March 6

OMNI Employment Job Seeker Roundtable Meeting

Location:
OMNI Employment Management Services
7201 W. 110th St. (Suite 225)
Overland Park, KS 66210
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Time: 8:00am – 9:00am

Free to attend.

This is a very informal meeting and offers a great chance to network with other professionals and meet with Mike Tracy, Principal of OMNI Employment Management Services, LLC. This group is ideally geared to middle to upper management level candidates. Mike has been involved in the recruitment field for a number of years and has a multitude of helpful tips and suggestions to offer.

Please call us at 913.341.2119 or email Sheena Niermeier to register. 

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Beat Age Discrimination 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

More and more middle-aged workers are being forced to explore alternative career options today.  

Workshop Presenter: Marcie Olinger is a Career transition & business coach who works with people who are considering self-employment to determine what they want to accomplish in business ownership: what is important to them, what their strengths & weaknesses are, their likes & dislikes, and what their goals are.

Don’t let someone discriminate against you!  Take charge of your career and explore your options. 

Registration for the Workshop

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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
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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
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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.

Register for Tuesday Afternoon Meeting

More Information about the Group

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Building Your Self Confidence for a Successful Job Search Webinar

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm CST

Self-confidence impacts your job search as well as your happiness in life. Join us for this Free Webinar and learn how the feeling of “not being enough” is an illusion that impacts millions of people. 

You will have the opportunity to: 

  • Learn the keys to building your self-confidence for success in your Job Search 
  • The tools to make lasting changes in your pattern of thinking. 
  • Shift from “not enough” to truly having self-worth! 
  • Stop the pattern of comparing yourself to others! 
  • Start living from who you already are, not from who want to be! 
  • Discover how easy you can go from invisible to VISIBLE 
  • Build and strengthen your attitude – Be a Yes to YOU! 
  • Adopt a self-concept that grows your potential every single day 

Register for FREE

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Linking Olathe Professionals Happy Hour Event

Location:
Applebees Olathe
16110 W. 135th Street
Olathe, KS 66062
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Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Cost: $15.00 in advance, $17.00 at the door. Light appetizers and door prizes provided.

Networking in a professional yet casual environment with a focus on post event communication & referrals.  

More Information and Registration

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Missouri Feet Up Network Meeting

Location:
Pappi’s Pizzeria
405 Northwest Blue Parkway
Lee’s Summit, MO
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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.

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Stand Out Career Services College Grad Workshop

Location:
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church,
7740 Lackman Road
Lenexa, KS 66217
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Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Topic: Special workshop for college grads finding a job

Graduation is quickly approaching, and May grads who haven’t secured a full-time position yet may be hitting the panic button – as well as their parents. If you’re wondering how to fire up your job search as you head down the home stretch, come join Sarah Cain, President of Stand Out Career Services, and Nancy Watson-Pistole, facilitator of the ETC Job Club, as they gives grads the inside scoop on what they need to do NOW in order to successfully land a position before the caps are thrown in the air. 

The price of admission? Just send us a question you would like us to answer! Focus is on college graduates, but anyone can attend. Program material is not age specific – everyone can benefit. 

Attendees will also be given the opportunity to sit down one-on-one with Sarah (free of charge!) for personalized pointers on their resume. 

Make sure to RSVP so we know we have enough space! 

Registration for the Workshop

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Wednesday, March 7

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:
The Egg and I‎
8180 W. 135th St.
Overland Park, KS 66223

Google Map

Time: 9:30am – 11:00am

Wednesday Afternoon Meeting Info:

Location:
J. Beans
3365 SW Fascination Drive
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
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Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Register for Wednesday Afternoon Meeting

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JobNewsKC.com Job Fair

Location:
Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66211
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Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Free to attend.

Bring plenty of copies of your resume printed on quality paper. Even if you do not bring a resume, be certain to have a portfolio or briefcase with notebook or legal pad and pens.

Register for Job Fair and to get list of companies

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The Essay Expert’s Top 10 Ways to Make Resume Writing Fun! Webinar

Time: 11:00am – 12:15pm CST

Resume writing does not have to be a drag.  In this webinar, Brenda Bernstein, Certified Advanced Resume Writer, will give you her Top 10 Ways to Make Resume Writing FUN!   

Register for FREE

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2012 New View Job Fair

Location:
MCC-Longview Recreation Center
3801 SW Longview Road
Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
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Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm (Open to the public)

Free to attend.

Dress for success, bring your resume and visit with recruiters from numerous companies around the area. Full-time, Part-time, Internships and Volunteer opportunities are available!

For information call: 816-604-2155

List of registered employers

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Linking Professionals Less Network, More Social Mixer

Location:
Fox & Hound
10428 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Please join us for the first of what we hope will be many opportunities to meet new friends and casually hang out with some old ones.

Cost: $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Light appetizers will be served.

More Information and Registration

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Thursday, March 8

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

Location this week:
Golden Corral
13440 South Blackbob Road
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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Getting To the Decision Makers 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

Ray Ruecker, Managing Director of Connect 5000, will share his expertise and experience on the following topics:

  • How to write an effective email or letter that gets a response
  • The power of LinkedIn – how to find decision makers (title, contact information, etc.)
  • The power of Jigsaw – how to find executive decision maker’s email addresses and direct phone numbers
  • How to leave effective voice mails that get callbacks for interviews or appointments
  • Practical tips for individuals looking to launch their own business.

Registration for the Workshop

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Linking Professionals Lunch for Women

Location:
Bonefish Grill
5041 West 135th St.
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Please register in advance. 

Agenda:
11:00 – 11:30: Check in and network
11:30 – 12:45: Lunch is served and speaker begins
12:45 – 1:00: Speaker Questions, closing announcements, network  

More Information and Registration

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How to get Hired Fast Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:00pm CST

Nearly 60% of hires in 2011 came from external sources (as opposed to internal transfers and promotions) — a 10% increase over the two years prior.

You are invited to a complimentary event on Thursday, March 8 at Noon CST which will take you step-by-step through the job search process.

In this FREE webinar Ian Siegel, founder and CEO of ZipRecruiter.com, walks job seekers through the steps of getting hired FAST. 

Key topics include:

  • Four things to do before you start applying
  • How to find the right jobs to apply to
  • How to get your application noticed
  • Tips for acing the interview

Can’t make the live event? That’s okay! All registrants will receive a copy of the presentation via e-mail.

Register for FREE

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Garmin Open House/Job Fair

Location:
Garmin Call Center in Olathe
18001 W. 106th St.
Olathe, KS 66061
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Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Free to attend.

Garmin is holding this Job Fair to look for Full Time/Summer/Seasonal Product Support Specialists.

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Resumes – It’s All About You Workshop presented by New Landings

Location:
Central Resource Library
Carmack Community Room
9875 W. 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212 
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Free to attend.

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Are you new to resumes? Are you not getting the interviews for the jobs you like? Join professional development consultant Efren Mojica, of All About You Consulting, to learn how to enhance your resume to be impactful, dynamic, and eye-catching. Registration is not necessary. 

Registration for the Workshop

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Network Your Way to a New Job Webinar

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm CST

Free to attend. 

When you’re not comfortable doing it, networking can seem “fake” at best, and terrifying at worst. But the truth is, networking is the fastest, most-effective wayto get a new job. However, there are more ways to network besides those often-dreaded networking events.

In this 1-hour LIVE course, you’ll get step-by-step instructions on how to make new contacts, build your network and leverage your new connections to get the inside track on a job.

You will learn:

  • A step-by-step guide for how to write emails to people you don’t know and get meetings.
  • How to make the most out of the in-person networking events you’re not looking forward to.
  • How to make 30 new contacts in your industry or city in 6 weeks.
  • How to follow up with contacts and keep you and their radar.

Register for FREE

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Friday, March 9

#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, March 2, 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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Re-Think Your Job Search for 2012 with Donna Fedor Webinar

Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm CST

This webinar teaches you to take your power back on your job search and everywhere in your life.

Learn how you can use simple systems that allow you to be effective on your job search using a proven process that can turn any frustration and obstacle into an opportunity – on the spot!

Register for FREE

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Saturday, March 10

Aerotek Career Fair

Location:
Aerotek Staffing
Missouri Gas & Energy Building

3420 Broadway, Suite 100 
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Free to attend.

We would like to welcome all job seekers the opportunity to spend the day with our staff on Saturday, March 10th from 9am to 3pm. Please join us as we will review resumes for our open opportunities. Our placement professionals are very much looking forward to meeting everyone in attendance and will do our best to make the perfect fit. 

More Information on Career Fair

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