Networking Events

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

Below are the networking events for the week of March 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.

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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 “Job Loss: The Immediate Inner Turmoil,” “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,” and “10.5 Keys to Making Your Profile Stand Out.”

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Monday, March 19

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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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 20

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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Linking Professionals Special Awareness Lunch Program

Location:
Bonefish Grill Leawood 
5021 West 135th Street
Leawood, KS 66224 
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Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Guest Speaker: John Holt, Fox 4 News Anchor

John Holt will candidly share his personal story of Prostate Cancer survival at a special event designed to raise awareness of the importance of regular screeings and the effectiveness of early diagnosis. David Emerson will join to share his late stage diagnosis and raise awareness for his foundation, FHLW.

20% of all proceeds collected from this lunch event will be gifted to Faith-Hope-Love-Win so that they may continue their mission and tremendous strides being made by providing research funding targeted for improved treatment and a cure for metastatic Prostate Cancer, and increasing awareness by providing education about the disease.

$50 registration includes non fish lunch entree. Fee increases to $60 day of event.

More Information and Registration

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Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

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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Top 50 Tips for Getting a Job After 50 Webinar

Time: 2:00pm – 3:15pm CST

Finding a job is tough for anyone nowadays, but it’s particularly hard if you are over 50. Despite the difficulty, landing a great, well paying job after 50 is possible … if you take steps now to improve your odds. 

In this free webinar, Kathy Bernard will show you 50 ways to improve your chances of getting hired (and you will even have all 50 tips in printable format sent to you so you can get started right away).

In just 60 minutes, you’ll learn 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 experienced workers
  • Convince younger hiring managers that your experience is a plus and not a threat
  • Demonstrate your passion, vitality and accomplishments in a way that can get you hired
  • Implement more than a dozen “fast forward” tips that will help you stand out immediately

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
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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
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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. Or RSVP on Facebook

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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.

Topic: 10 Steps to “Go” and Grow Your Social Media Marketing presentation.

This presentation is for small businesses or non-profit organizations that are just starting or new to social media but want to learn more on how it can benefit their organization. Come learn how social media can help feed your business or organizations with more customers, referrals, donations, members, and prospects.

In this session you will learn:

  • Why small businesses and non-profits are using social media to grow their business and organization.
  • What social media marketing really is and is not.
  • Learn 10 social media tips & strategies to help you “go” and “grow” your social media marketing campaigns. 
  • Walk away with FREE technology tools that can help you manage, monitor and measure your online brand and marketing.
  • Understand how email marketing campaigns can help you “Go” and GROW” your social media marketing.

NOTE: This is NOT a hands-on computer seminar. No computers are needed.

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Career Studios: Control Your Career Destiny by Starting a Business Webinar

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm CST

Join us for an interview with Dorothy Tannahill Moran, Your Career Change Agent at Next Chapter New Life and MBA Highway and Dan Citrenbaum, an expert in helping people become business owners at The Entrepreneur Option.

The dream of owning your own business is alive and well in today’s economy – especially in today’s economy because jobs are still so hard to come by. Making any career decision can be a scary thing to do and for many people it can be a great option if you know the steps to take to help you make that important decision. How do you know if it’s a good decision for you? What are your first steps? Join us as Dan and Dorothy discuss the challenges of making career decisions and your first (and best) first steps to business success.

In this webinar you will walk away with:

  • How you can turn fear of change into positive action
  • What skills you need to ensure success
  • How to figure out the business to go into
  • What your first steps are in business start up and confirming your decision
Access: Note this event is a GoToWebinar event. You can use either your phone or computer to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation with instructions. Also, enrolled participants will receive a FREE downloadable recording of this session following the seminar.

Register for FREE

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Wednesday, March 21

Must-Have Job Seeker Quality in 2012 Webinar

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am CST

What are employers really looking for? Is it skills? Experience? Personality? 

Well, yes, it is all of those things – and something more. You see, during the early stages of an economic recovery (Good news, we are slowing getting to one!), companies need a very specific type of person. They hire this profile as a way to help get the company’s mo-jo back.

Join Career Expert, J.T. O’Donnell for a closer look at what this profile is.

On her weekly show, JT on Jobs, O’Donnell will explore the attributes of this type of talent. More importantly, she’ll share what you need to do to convey to hiring managers you are this type of talent!

Can’t make the live event? That’s okay! All registrants will receive a copy of the recorded version.

Register for FREE

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

Google Map

Time: 9:30am – 11:00am

Register for Wednesday Morning Meeting

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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Writing Effective Resumes Webinar

Time: 11:00am – Noon CST

Join us for a webinar presented by Dr. Kristina Nelson, Online Instructor at Bryant & Stratton College. Dr. Nelson has taught online for over ten years. She earned an M.A. and B.A. in English literature and composition from California State San Bernardino, an M.A. in history from American Public University, an M.S. in psychology from California Coast and a doctorate in educational technology from Northcentral University.

Job seekers who attend the webinar will learn the do’s and don’ts of preparing a competitive resume.

Other highlights from the free event include:

  • Understanding resumes as a marketing tool for “brand you” 
  • The basic sections of a resume and what each section should communicate about a job applicant 
  • How to identify key strengths to include in a resume and stand out to employers 
  • How to integrate keywords into a resume to ensure the content matches what employers are looking for 

Register for FREE

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“Maximize Your Executive Search Options: How to  Compete in all Eight Segments of the Job Market” Webinar

Hosted by Tammy Kabell from Career Resume Consulting.

Time: Noon – 1:00pm CST

With today’s competition, you need to plan on generating a lot of interest in your talents, and promote yourself in as many market segments as possible.

Before you start your job search, it is important to understand that there are eight segments of the current job market; five of which are published, and three of which are unpublished. 

Most job seekers only use two or three of the eight segments available to them, which limits their exposure to job opportunities significantly. 

Register for Webinar

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Re-Think the Brand Called You Webinar

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm 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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Stand Out Career Services College Grad Workshop

Location:
New Landings HQ
11320 W. 79th St.
Lenexa, KS 66214
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Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

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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Career Wake Up Call Teleseminar

Free to attend. Hosted by Abby Kohut from Absolutely Abby.

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm CST

Your career needs a wake up call! Join the lively twice monthly teleseminars for answers to your job search
and career development questions.

If you are in job search mode or in anything less than your perfect career, you can’t afford to miss these call!

Register for Teleseminar

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Thursday, March 22

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

Location this week:
Enterprise Bank & Trust/Santa Fe 
444 East Santa Fe Street 
P.O. Box 1500 
Olathe, KS 66051
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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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4 Steps to Get a Summer Internship in 2012 Webinar

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am CST

Every savvy college student in America knows an internship is a must-have before you graduate. In today’s competitive workplace, getting an entry-level job requires real-world working experience. And an internship is the best way to get it.

Join Career Expert, J.T. O’Donnell on her weekly web TV show, Career Juice to learn how easy getting a good internship can be.

O’Donnell will outline the steps a student needs to take to land a great summer job. In it she’ll explain:

1) How to pick your employer.
2) How to have virtually no competition for the internship.
3) How to go from unpaid to paid.

Can’t make the live event? That’s okay! All registrants will receive a copy of the recorded version.

Register for FREE

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Blueprint for Success – Career Portfolio Development Workshop

Location:
New Landings HQ
11320 W. 79th St.
Lenexa, KS 66214
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Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Presented by Karen Silins, President and Owner of A+ Career & Resume, LLC.

Learn career portfolio design, and the advantages of using your new portfolio in a job search, and for overall career management, from a multi-certified resume writer, career and personal branding coach. Topics covered include: Portfolio Use, Mission Statements, Portfolio Elements, Putting It All Together, Work Samples, Working with Data, and Avocations. 

Registration for the Workshop

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Linking Professionals Happy Hour Event

Location:
Nick & Jake’s
6830 W 135th St
Overland Park, KS 66223 
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Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Cost: $15 in advance. $17 at the door. 

Networking in a professional yet casual environment with a focus on post event communication & referrals.  Door Prizes! Light Appetizers provided.

More Information and Registration

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“Draws for a Cause” Fundraiser Event – Presented by KC Young Professionals

Location:
Boulevard Brewing
2501 Southwest Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Cost: $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity

Good food, drinks (beer, wine, coffe and soft drinks) along with a fun silent auction. 

There is limited space so make your reservations today online.

More Information and Registration

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Friday, March 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 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

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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KC Online Community Presentation

Location:
Nothing by Chance
7140 Wornall Road, Suite 203
Kansas City, MO
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Time: Noon – 1:00pm

Topic: “Job Search Frustrations & Road-Blocks”

Presentation will be informative and interactive, addressing typical issues everyone faces in the job search process. Come and see how you can stack the odds in your favor and beat your competition. Questions will be answered, solutions will be given, hope will be restored. 

Perfect for those in job transition as well as those who may see a transition coming.

RSVP by calling (816) 237-1820.

More Information and to Register

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Saturday, March 24

Hiring Our Heroes Career Fair

Location:
Tirey J. Ford Post 21
16701 E. US Hwy 40
Independence, MO 64055
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Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes program and the American Legion on March 24, 2012 in Independence for this job fair for veterans and their spouses. 

Please Note: This event will be open only to employers who are committed to hiring our veterans and to veteran job seekers, active duty military members, Guard and Reserve members, and eligible spouses.

Anyone interested in attending the event should contact Gary Pace, the 5th District Commander, at 816-510-1205 or rpace@comcast.net.

More Information

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Next week’s Events:

Tuesday, March 27

Jobs.LJWorld.com Northeast Kansas Career Expo

Location:
Marriott SpringHill Suites 
One Riverfront Plaza 
Lawrence, KS 66044
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Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Free admission. 

Are you searching for your next exciting career?

On March 27th the Northeast Kansas Career Expo will be host to 40 businesses seeking talent for their organizational needs. Hiring organizations will have the opportunity to pitch the benefits of working with their team as well as spotlight current roles to be filled.

More Information

RSVP on Facebook

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Wednesday, March 28

Overland Park Career Fair

Location:
Holiday Inn Hotel
8787 Reeder Street
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Free admission. 

More Information and to Register

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