Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of April 23

Below are the networking events for the week of April 23 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 “Tools for a Difficult Interview Situation” “The Difficult Interview Situation: Part 2,” “The Difficult Interview Situation: Part 1,” “Job Loss: Rebuilding a Better You,” “Job Loss: Dealing with Aftershocks,” and “Job Loss: The Immediate Inner Turmoil.”

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Monday, April 23

How to Turn Interviews into Offers with Martin Yate Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:30pm CDT

Economic survival and professional success make the job interview is the most important meeting you ever attend. You need interviews to get job offers, and you need to outperform the competition to win the job offer.

The BIG problem is that no one showed you how to ace a job interview but it is a skill you will need time and again over the years. For twenty-five years Martin Yate has been the world’s interview magician, teaching millions how to turn interviews into offers.  

You will learn:

  • Who gets hired and why.
  • The five secrets behind every hire ever made.
  • The focus you must have for success at any interview.
  • How to think like the interviewer and how it helps. 
  • How to predict the questions you will be asked. 
  • How to have great answers ready for any tough interview question. 
  • How to discover your own behavioral profile for professional success. 
  • Questions to ask that advance your candidacy.
  • When to talk about money and benefits.
  • How to handle the “greatest weakness” question.
  • How to handle the salary question.

Register for FREE

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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
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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 24

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
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 Your Job Search for 2012 with Donna Fedor Webinar

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm CDT

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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Applying for a Government Job Workshop presented by New Landings

Location:
New Landings HQ
11320 W. 79th St.
Lenexa, KS 66214
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Free to attend.

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Projecting to hire 193,000 new employees over the next two years, the U.S. government is a great place to look for your next career opportunity. 

Many who have applied for a government job say, “Simply completing the application should win me some kind of award!” Some of the forms are lengthy, confusing and comprehensive.  The intent of this workshop is to help simplify the process for you.  You will learn tips and tricks for ensuring that your application is complete when filed and gets through the system as expeditiously as possible.

If available, bring your laptop as you will be accessing the government employment website.

Registration for the Workshop

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Social Media Club of Kansas City April Happy Hour

Location:
Think Big Partners
1800 Baltimore Ave., 6th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Join SMCKC at Think Big Partners for our April HH, featuring LiveOn Founder and CEO Jonathan Whistman.

Jonathan started LiveOn in November 2010 after becoming frustrated with the lackluster memorial of a friend. He sought to help people take charge of their legacies and, after raising $750,000 in the angel round, he started LiveOn with just two people in November 2010.

Today, Jonathan leads an ever-expanding team of 13. The LiveOn team works out of downtown Kansas City and just launched their web application, LiveOn.com, in November 2011. Both LiveOn and its sister company, a media conversation service called LiveOn Rewind, are gaining traction in the marketplace and foresee huge growth in 2012.

Drinks and food will be provided. Admission is $5. Attendance is limited to 75 people. We hope to see you there!

Registration and More Details

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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.

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Kansas Feet Up Network Meeting

Location:
Pizza Maker
8725 Bourgade Street
Lenexa, KS
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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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Wednesday, April 25

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.

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

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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
Google Map

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Register for Wednesday Afternoon Meeting

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Linking Professionals Diva’s Roundtable Event

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

A two hour opportunity to network in a casual roundtable format; offered twice monthly. Ongoing, this event will be from 4:30-6:30 the 2nd & 4th Wednesday monthly.

At 4:45 a casual roundtable will begin where each attendee will have 5 minutes to share in an organized format. After the initial round, there will be time to revisit topics that could benefit from group input. This “give” and the sincere feedback among professionals is what make the group special.

More Information and Registration

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Crossroads Career Network Meeting

Location:
Woods Chapel United Methodist Church
4725 NE Lakewood Way
Lees Summit, MO
Google Map

Time: 6:30-7:30 pm in Room 301

Topic: Negotiating the Offer

Crossroads Career Network is a national organization supporting job seekers with practical search advice, emotional and spiritual support, prayer and fellowship. The Crossroads Career program at Woods Chapel is available to anyone seeking God’s plan for their professional lives. Our weekly meetings give you an opportunity to share with others your frustrations as well as your victories. Our ministry leaders also work one-on-one with you to guide you through the spiritual, emotional and practical aspects of a career transition.

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Thursday, April 26

Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting

Location this week:
Kansas State University – Olathe 
22201 West Innovation Drive 
Olathe, KS 
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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.

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Kansas City Job Fair

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

Free to attend.

Registration and List of Companies Attending

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Linking Professionals Special “Take Our Daughters/Sons to Work Day” Lunch Celebration

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

This Month’s Topic:  

Bring your infant, youth or adult child/children and enjoy a special program that will be both entertaining and educational. This event will focus on business and family. 

Children under 12 are only $7, and will have a kid friendly lunch available to them.

More Information and Registration

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Creating a Powerful Foundation and Plan for Your Job Search Webinar

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm CDT

Being on a job search can sometimes seem like an endurance contest. For many people it seems too hard right from the beginning and they stop taking actions necessary to forge ahead on their search. Others last a little longer and they too mentally give up. Frustrated and doubting that they’ll ever get another job. 

Overcoming indecision, fear and obstacles means you must have a plan and a solid foundation. Within your plan will be a series of goals which absolutely must be met.

In this presentation, we will focus on the path to success starting with changing your mindset. Then we will cover everything you need to do to ensure you have a solid plan and foundation. It is smart to prepare your mind so that you can go the distance and take advantage of every opportunity to have that competitive edge.   

You will learn: 

  • How to “improve the way you think” resulting in less frustration and more action on your search.
  • Powerful strategies for building your plan and strong foundation. 
  • How you can feel the best every single day.
  • What relationships are absolutely necessary to drive you forward.

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
Google Map

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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KCNext IT Networking Happy Hour

Location: 
LIVESTRONG Sporting Park
Shield Club
1 Sporting Way
Kansas City, Kansas 66111
Google Map

Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Cost: $15 for non-members

Enjoy Boulevard beer and great food while networking with more than 400 tech professionals from across the region. Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour LIVESTRONG Sporting Park and learn about the innovative technologies implemented throughout this world-class facility. Don’t miss your chance to win some of the hottest tech gadgets available.

All event attendees should park in Lot C, located behind Lone Star Restaurant. The entry is accessible via the main Premium Entrance located on the north side of the building, facing Nebraska Furniture Mart directly across from lot A/B.

Registration and More Details

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Friday, April 27

#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

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 Networking Event

Location:
The GAF
7122 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

No speaker, no agenda, no distractions… just networking! Enjoy some cocktail time with us at The GAF.

Only space for 50 so reserve your spot now. 

More Information and to Register

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Saturday, April 28

The At Ease Project for Veterans and Active Military and their Families

Location:
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
2345 McGee Street
Kansas City, MO 
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Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Free for veterans and/or active military and their families. 

The At Ease Project includes a day event to have fun, learn strategies, tools and systems used by many successful people to adjust to all aspects of life. Valuable life systems and tools taught by world renown speakers and leaders coupled with fun, fun fun. Follow up strategic workshops are available to all attendees to assist in completing the mission of bringing focus, calm and fun into life. 

We welcome veterans and their families to spend a day focusing on themselves – finding clarity about their purpose, happiness no matter the situation, and tools to handle stress.

Registration and More Information

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