Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of April 16

Below are the networking events for the week of April 16 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.


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 “The Difficult Interview Situation: Part 2,” “The Difficult Interview Situation: Part 1,” “Job Loss: Rebuilding a Better You,” “Job Loss: Dealing with Aftershocks,” “Job Loss: The Immediate Inner Turmoil,” and “FastTrac Program: A Portal For Entrepreneurs.”


Monday, April 16

Career Innovation 2012 Event

The Westin Kansas City Crown Center
1 East Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108 
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Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Free to attend. Online Registration ends at 9:00am.

Engage in valuable career workshops and connect with local hiring companies in the Kansas City area. 

University of Phoenix and CareerBuilder are here to help you stay competitive in today’s job market by providing a complimentary event full of career readiness workshops, networking opportunities, one-on-one resume support and your own Personalized Career Guide. 

There are 25+ employers that are hiring for positions in sales, business development, IT, finance, management, hospitality and more. 

Parking will be available for a discounted rate.

More Information and to Register


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

Time: Noon – 1:30pm CDT

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


KC Online Community Networking Event

The Coffee Girls Cafe
7440 Washington Street
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

No speaker, no agenda, no distractions… just networking! Join us for Monday Coffee at the Coffee Girls Cafe in Waldo. 

Only space for 30 so reserve your spot now. 

More Information and to Register


Feet Up Network – FUN Monday Meeting

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.


Job Seekers Prayer and Support Group

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. 


Your Career Happiness – Define It Teleseminar

Time: 8:00pm – 8:45pm CDT

Do any of these sound familiar?

  • I know there is something out there that will make me happy or happier at work, but don’t know what it is.
  • I am pretty happy at work, but have a life transition coming up and know that I will need to take or want to take another look at my career, and probably make some type of change.
  • I am stuck in a job or career that is unfulfilling, not the best use of my skills, or just plain makes me miserable.

If so, you are most definitely not alone! At The Bauke Group, not a day goes by that we don’t hear some version of the above from the many people we interact with.

And because Career Unhappiness is just not accceptable to us, we want to give you some tips to do something about it! 

Join us for this free teleseminar where you will learn:

  • Why your Career Happiness matters more than you may think. 
  • The definition of Career Happiness and how to get clarity on what it means to you.
  • How to begin the journey to Career Happiness even if you think you don’t have the time.

Register for FREE


#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 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!


Tuesday, April 17

OMNI Employment Job Seeker Roundtable Meeting

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. 


Internet Marketing and Social Media Kansas City Meeting

Tuesday Morning Meeting Info:

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:

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


CPI-KC (Career Partners International) Third Tuesday Connections

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


TEDxCrossroads Weekly Meeting

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 Or RSVP on Facebook


Missouri Feet Up Network Meeting

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.

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.


Wednesday, April 18

Professional Career Transitions Weekly Meeting

A FREE program for professionals in employment transition which uses current successful career exploration and job search techniques. We will have time for networking, education and workshop activities during each session.

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: Resume Enhancement – WOW Factor & How to Market Yourself 


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:

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

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Time: 9:30am – 11:00am

Register for Wednesday Morning Meeting

Wednesday Afternoon Meeting Info:

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


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

Time: 11:00am – 12:15pm CDT

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


“Inside the Mind of HR: The Keys to Dealing with Human Resources in an Executive Search” Webinar

Hosted by Tammy Kabell from Career Resume Consulting.

Time: Noon – 1:00pm CDT

Tammy will interview Debra Hayes, a Human Resources professional with years of experience in talent acquisition. She will pick her brain on how best to work with HR when submitting your resume and during interviews.

Register for Webinar


Career Wake Up Call Teleseminar

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

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm CDT

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


Thursday, April 19

KCRoundtable Meeting

First Watch
1022 Westport Rd.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 7:30am – 9:00am 

KC Roundtable is in existence to provide 20 and 30-something Kansas City entrepreneurs with a group of peers to support and collaborate on each others’ businesses.

Our mission is to:

  • Focus on relationship building; not lead generating.
  • Facilitate collaboration, openness, transparency, learning and teaching. 
  • Establish an entrepreneurial network.
  • Fill the void of not having the water cooler.

We meet on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month at our favorite location at First Watch in Westport. In addition to our morning meetings, KC Roundtable provides other opportunities to network with young entrepreneurs such as events like Just For Starters & After Hour events. Prospective members are self-motivated, curious, and open to learning and teaching. 

More Information about KC Roundtable 


Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting – Earth Day Celebration

Location this week:
The Great Mall of The Great Plains
20700 West 151st Street
Olathe, KS 66061

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Time: 9:00 am – 11:00am

Open to job seekers to attend free of charge. 

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.


KC Business Journal Workshop presented by New Landings

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


Johnson County Library’s Career Tour presented by New Landings

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

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Looking for a job? Exploring career options? Johnson County Library has a wealth of resources to help you assess your skills, improve your resume, find job openings, research potential employers, locate job clubs and more. Learn about the resources on the Career and Job Resources webpage which include several career-related databases ( and tour the Central Resource Library.



Building Your Self Confidence for a Successful Job Search Webinar

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm CDT

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


KCK Chamber Business After Hours Networking Event

McAnany Van Cleave and Phillips
10 E Cambridge Circle Drive Suite 300
Kansas City, KS 66103
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Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Join the KCK Chamber and McAnany Van Cleave and Phillips for an evening of food, drinks, and great networking opportunities. This event is free and open to the public.

More Information


Friday, April 20

* #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 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

If you are in the KC area and are searching for a job, send a note to Mark Van Baale at 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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