Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of May 28

Below are the networking events for the week of May 28 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 “How To Ask For What You Want and Get It,” “How What You Say Can Give Your Power Away,” “Saying Yes To No – Learning To Set Boundaries,” “Why Write a Cover Letter with Diane Stafford from the KC Star,” “Managing Your References with Diane Stafford from the KC Star,” and “Tools for a Difficult Interview Situation.”

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Monday, May 28

#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 29

biz2biz Networking Meetings

First Tuesday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
Edward Jones Office
5725 Nieman Rd., Suite D
Shawnee, KS
Google Map

North of Johnson Drive on the East side of the street. If using the North parking lot, park on the East side of the lot only. More parking available across the street to the West and to the North.

Time: 8:00am – 9:00am

$5.00 entry. Non-profit staff can come for free. Coffee and hot tea is provided.

Second Tuesday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
Scooter’s Coffeehouse
11106 Antioch Road
Overland Park, KS
Google Map

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

$5.00 entry. Non-profit staff can come for free. 

More Information about the Group

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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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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, May 30

Gear for Sports Job Fair Day 1

Location:
Gear for Sports
9700 Commerce Pkwy
Lenexa, KS
Google Map

Time: 9:00am – Noon

The company is hiring for a number of positions, from production to professional.

Search Listing of Available Positions

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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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biz2biz Networking Meeting

Wednesday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
Scooter’s Coffeehouse
11106 Antioch Road
Overland Park, KS
Google Map

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

$5.00 entry. Non-profit staff can come for free. 

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Landing a Great Job After 40 Webinar

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm CDT

Finding a job is tough for anyone nowadays, but it’s particularly hard if you are 40 or older. Despite the difficulty, landing a great, well-paying job after 40 is possible … if you take steps to improve your odds. 

In this free webinar led by Kathy Bernard, you’ll discover 50 ways to improve your chances of getting hired (and we’ll even send you all of the tips in an easy, printable format so you can get started implementing them right away).

In this fast paced FREE 60 minute webinar, you will discover 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 seasoned workers. 
  • Convince younger hiring managers that your experience is a plus and not a threat.
  • Demonstrate your passion, vitality and accomplishments in a way will impress hiring companies and much, much more.

Register for FREE

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Linking Professionals Networking Or Not Happy Hour

Location:
77 South
5041 West 135th Street
Overland Park, KS
Google Map

Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Cost: $15.00 in advance, $17 at the door. Registration is required.

Note: If you have attended any Linking Professionals events within the last 30 days of this event, you don’t have to pay to attend this one. 

More Information and Registration

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Crossroads Career Network Meeting

Location:
Pleasant Valley Baptist Church

1600 North 291 Highway (I-35 & 291)
Liberty, MO
Google Map

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Topic: Using LinkedIn to Search for Employment

We invite you to join us if you are in search of employment, looking to upgrade your current position or simply wish to assist others in need of your expertise.

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Thursday, May 31

Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting

Location this week:
Black Bob Bay 
14570 West 151st Street 
Olathe, KS 66062
Google Map

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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Gear for Sports Job Fair Day 2

Location:
Gear for Sports
9700 Commerce Pkwy
Lenexa, KS
Google Map

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

The company is hiring for a number of positions, from production to professional.

Search Listing of Available Positions

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Friday, June 1

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

Join us for our monthly breakfast at Kansas City Cafe! We’ll kick off June with a presentation from KMBC’s Nicole Erickson, who will discuss the intersection of social media with broadcast media, including applications in breaking news, severe weather and by news personalities. This is sure to be a great discussion, so don’t miss out!

Payment will be accepted at the door. A $5 admission fee will be charged to all breakfast attendees. If you’d like to eat breakfast, you’ll pay a flat fee of $15 that will include your meal, beverage and admission. We can accept cash and credit cards.

Register for SMCKC Breakfast

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biz2biz Networking Meeting

Friday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
City Union Mission (Executive Offices Chamber Room)
1100 E. 11th St.
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 8:30am – 9:30am

No cost to attend. 

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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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