Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of April 30

Below are the networking events for the week of April 30 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 “Managing Your References with Diane Stafford from the KC Star,” “Tools for a Difficult Interview Situation” “The Difficult Interview Situation: Part 2,” “The Difficult Interview Situation: Part 1,” “Job Loss: Rebuilding a Better You,” and “Job Loss: Dealing with Aftershocks.”

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Monday, April 30

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, May 1

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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We’re Talkin’ Tuesday” Networking Group Meeting

Location:
Mainstreet Credit Union
6025 Lamar Ave. 
Mission, KS
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Time: 8:00am – 9:30am

Free to attend. 

Bring lots of business cards and meet business owners from the Johnson County and Kansas City metro area. 

Contact Sara Kentzler at skentzler@nejcchamber.com or 913-262-2141 for more information. 

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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

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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Re-Think the Brand Called You with Donna Fedor Webinar

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm CDT

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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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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Society of Human Resource Management Job Fair

Location:
Matt Ross Community Center
8101 Marty St.
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Free to attend.

The Society of Human Resource Management is holding a special event for the public on May 1. Participants will be able to meet HR leaders from around KC and do interviewing and learn about jobs not advertised anywhere else.

If you are in a job search, this event is a must attend! “So You Think You Can Interview” is an event designed by HR professionals from The Society of Human Resource Management of Johnson County that will provide you with the tools you need to advance your career right now.

Meet directly with the Human Resources professionals who can hire you. Get lists of available jobs, hot off the press, that aren’t advertised anywhere else. Practice your skills through “speed style” interviewing with actual HR practioners. Participants will meet with Johnson County Human Resource professionals from a variety of industries and will receive real-time feedback and realistic suggestions to improve your delivery. 

Every participant will walk away from the event with a written critique of their performance as well as tips from the Human Resource professionals with whom they met. 

What to expect:

  • Expect to be there for an hour. 
  • Come dressed for an actual interview.
  • Bring several copies of your most current resume. 
  • Provide your email address for future mentoring from the HR Professionals.
  • Be ready to present yourself, including your skills and background, while remaining willing and open to real-time feedback that will make you more effective and successful in your career search.

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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.

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, May 2

Wednesday Acceleration Meeting with AAF-KC

Location:
Kansas City Cafe
1532 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Time: 7:30am – 9:00am

Cost: Non-member price is $5.00 if you register in advance. Non-member walk-up price is $7.00.

The Internet loves barbecue. Want to know just how much? Ask Steve Trollinger, Sr. VP of Direct Marketing at Jack Stack Barbecue. Jack Stack is blazing into 2012 on the heels of their most successful holiday season ever. Steve will share what it’s like to be in a highly seasonal direct business as well as the secrets of their success.

Reservations for each session are due no later than 24 hours in advance; no refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of each program. Call 816.822.0300 to make multiple reservations. Please note, once the space has been filled, we will no longer accept walk-up members or non-members, so pre-register.

More Information and to Register

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Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce Coffee and Conversation Networking Meeting

Location:
Meadowbrook Golf & Country Club
9101 Nall Ave.
Prairie Village, KS
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Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

Free to attend. 

Join us for networking and a light breakfast. 

Contact Sara Kentzler at skentzler@nejcchamber.com or 913-262-2141 for more information. 

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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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Thursday, May 3

KC Roundtable Meeting

Location:
First Watch
1022 Westport Rd.
Kansas City, MO
Google Map 

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 

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Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting

Location this week:
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site
1200 East Kansas City Road
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.

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The Best Interview Strategy for Results Webinar

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm CDT

There is excitement when people say, “I have an interview!” Everything it takes to get to this important point in the job search, all of the work and effort of finding your target, planning, knowing your unique value, networking, writing your resume, finding the ideal positions, sending your resume, following up….and now…. you have an interview! 

Preparation takes time. You have to know what kind of research to do about the company and the role, and it takes practice so you are clear about what you want to cover in the interview. Bottom line, you must be mentally and physically ready if you want to do well in the interview. 

Here is a sneak peek of this webinar’s agenda:

  • Create an effective Interview Strategy 
  • Be a Master of Building Rapport 
  • “Best of You” Summary Statement 
  • Strengths you should Share about Yourself 
  • The Most Powerful Questions to Ask in the Interview

Register for FREE

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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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Small & Home Business Connection After Hours Event

Location: 
Fox and Hound Grill & Pub
10428 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Free to attend. 

Come and get to know SHBC (Small & Home Business Connection) members at this evening event. FREE Appetizers-First Come, First Served as long as they last. Additional food and drink at your own expense.

Registration and More Details

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Friday, May 4

Social Media Club of Kansas City Monthly Meeting

Location:
Kansas City Cafe

1532 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 7:30am – 9:00am

One of SMCKC’s ongoing goals is to give back to the community, and that’s exactly what we have in mind for our philanthropically-themed May breakfast. Join us from 7:30-9:00 a.m. at Kansas City Café (1532 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.) to give the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired feedback on the organization’s upcoming 60th anniversary celebration, “Blind Date.” This exciting and unique event poses some interesting marketing challenges, and CCVI needs our help. 

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, they will be charged a flat $15 fee that includes admission, breakfast and a beverage.

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

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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Freelance Exchange of Kansas City 2012 Portfolio Showcase Event

Location:
2000 Grand Event Space at The Cashew
2000 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Time: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Free to attend – credit card only bar (no cash accepted). Light snacks provided.

Visit the 2012 Portfolio Showcase and check out creative handiwork from some great independent marketers such as art directors, photographers, designers, copywriters, and other freelancers.

Free parking is available in the venue’s parking lots, and street parking is also available.

Please let us know you’re coming by e-mailing info@fxofkc.com or RSVP on our Facebook Event Page.

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Entrepreneur Corner at First Fridays Event

Location:
bizperc 
1800 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Free to attend. 

Do you enjoy good company and rooftop cocktails while watching the sunset reflect off of the Kansas City skyline? Of course you do! Who doesn’t?  And these are just three of the many reasons to join us for Entrepreneur Corner at bizperc during First Fridays.

Each month we feature a different startup company from the KC area, but this month we are featuring 4 different companies. 

bizperc, a modern-meets-Midwest coworking space in the Crossroads District, is opening Entrepreneur Corner on the ROOFTOP located at 18th and Baltimore for First Fridays. At the Entrepreneur Corner, attendees will have the opportunity to meet local successful entrepreneurs, learn about new business in Kansas City and view unique pieces of local artwork. 

More Information about the companies attending

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