Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of April 2

Below are the networking events for the week of April 2 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: Rebuilding a Better You,” “Job Loss: Dealing with Aftershocks,” “Job Loss: The Immediate Inner Turmoil,” “FastTrac Program: A Portal For Entrepreneurs,” “Being Healthy Gives You an Edge in Life,”  and “10 Keys to a Happier and Healthier Life.”

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Monday, April 2

How to Write a Killer Resume with Martin Yate Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:30pm CDT

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
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 CDT

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, April 3

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
Google Map

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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LinkedIn Boot Camp Webinar

Time: 11:00am – 12:15pm CDT

LinkedIn guru Kathy Bernard will quickly and painlessly help you learn how to network like a pro, job search effectively and establish a powerful presence on LinkedIn … all in one fun and fast-paced hour. 

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

  • How to establish a basic and advance LinkedIn profile that will get results.
  • Networking tips and strategies that really work. 
  • LinkedIn job search and small business promotion tools. 
  • How to secure exceptional LinkedIn recommendations.

Register for FREE

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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
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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StartKC Open House Celebration Event

Location:
Innovation Cafe (StartKC offices)
2029 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO 
Google Map

Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Free to attend.

Please join the expanded StartKC team together with the area’s emerging entrepreneurs, economic development experts, investors, business leaders and professionals in celebrating the expansion of StartKC and their new office at the Innovation Cafe. The Innovation Cafe is a flexible concept office space housing over 40 entrepreneurial businesses located in the Crossroads Arts District of Kansas City.

Enjoy catching up with other professionals passionate about entrepreneurship as we recognize the StartKC partner businesses and professionals that have set the stage for the next level of success. Get the details about this year’s expanded event schedule that features 9 metro area events that connect and educate area entrepreneurs and fuel the business growth in theKansas City metro.

Take a tour of the new offices, meet the entrepreneurs at the Innovation Cafe and enjoy some of Kansas City’s best hometown BBQ and beers.

Register for Event

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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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New Landings Networking Event

Location:
Sheraton Hotel at the Convention Center
6100 College Boulevard 
Overland Park, KS 66211
Google Map

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Free to attend. Light appetizers provided

  • Opportunity to Meet and Mingle with members of the New Landings Talent Community.
  • Real world networking essential to building and creating lasting relationships.
  • Make Professional Relationships (Priceless)

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Missouri Feet Up Network Meeting

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

There usually is 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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Wednesday, April 4

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
Google Map

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Register for Wednesday Afternoon Meeting

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2012 Veterans Creer and Benefits Expo

Location:
Union Station Kansas City
30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Google Map

Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm

Non-veterans welcome to attend also. 

Job Seekers Registration for Career Expo

List of Employers at Career Expo

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Thursday, April 5

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

Location this week:
119th Street Diner 
14178 West 119th 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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The Resume Reboot 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

In the current job market, with unemployment hovering at around 9%, and the “broad unemployment rate” nearly 18%, it is absolutely essential that your resume make you irresistible to hiring managers.  It needs to highlight the skills you can bring to any position, and minimize any liabilities that would keep you from getting an interview.  You need a resume that really tells an employer what you bring to a position that separates you from the crowd.  You need to communicate YOUR STORY.  

If you are getting no response from your current resume, you owe it to your career and yourself to attend this free workshop.

In this two-hour workshop, Tammy Kabell will teach you step-by-step how to put together the components of a successful resume.  She will help you identify your skills that can be transferred to multiple industries, as well as resume strategies to overcome obstacles in your search, such as long unemployemnt or advanced experience / age.  Most importantly, Tammy will show you how to craft a resume that truly defines your strengths and achievements, and shows your next employer what you are capable of.

Registration for the Workshop

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Coping with Change and Powerfully Dealing with Your Emotions So You can Get Back to Work Faster Webinar

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm CDT

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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Four Ways to Get a Job in Social Media Webinar

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm CDT

In this LIVE 1-hour course, a framework will be provided to you to land your first professional role in social media, whether you’re in government, marketing or nonprofits. What’s more, veteran social media recruiter Nando Rodriguez of the top-ranked agency Ogilvy  & Mather in New York City will join in. He recruits and hires on a daily basis for senior social media positions. He’s got the inside track on how you can best position yourself in a tough job market.

You will learn:

  • Simple ways to tailor your resume to reflect characteristics needed in a social media manager.
  • How to give yourself some street-cred without have prior “business-level” experience.
  • How to beef up your skills in your spare time to provide added value to a potential employer.
  • Insider tips from a top social media recruiter who hires on a daily basis for social media roles.

Register for FREE

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The Art of Interviewing Workshop presented by New Landings

Location:
Central Resource Library
Carmack Community Room
9875 W. 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 
Google Map

Free to attend.

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

In today’s highly competitive job market, the pool of eligible and highly qualified candidates applying for a job is at all-time highs. What separates those who land the job from the ones who only get a first interview are not only the skills one brings to the table, but more importantly, how effectively one communicates that they are THE best person for the job.

Join professional development consultant Efren Mojica of “All About You Consulting” as he educates on the entire interview process: pre interview, interview, and post interview. The goal is to better enable attendees to take advantage of a precious interview opportunity and provide insight into the finer points of interviewing.

Registration for the Workshop

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Friday, April 6

Social Media Club of Kansas City Monthly Meeting

Location:
Kansas City Cafe

1532 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 7:30am – 9:00am

Presentation by Sarah Boyd of the Kansas City Police Department. Sarah will discuss how the police department is using social media not just to build relationships with a brand, but also to prevent and solve crimes.

She’ll also discuss some of the challenges and obstacles faced while establishing the police department’s social media presence and how those potential hurdles were overcome.

Plus, breakfast attendees will have a chance to give their thoughts on a KCPD mobile app, which is currently in development.

NOTE: A $5 fee will be collected at the door on Friday morning. You will be able to pay the $5 in cash or with credit. The $5 fee does not include breakfast or drinks at Kansas City Cafe. 

For those who want to eat breakfast, a fee of $15 will be collected at the door; $5 for the event, and $10 for breakfast, beverage and tip. You will no longer have to make two separate payments if you want to order a meal. 

Register for SMCKC Breakfast

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#HFChat (#HireFriday Chat) on Twitter

Time: 11:00 am – Noon CDT

#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 from Friday, March 30

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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