Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of June 4

Below are the networking events for the week of June 4 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 What’s In The 2012 Jobs Act For You,” “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,” and “Managing Your References with Diane Stafford from the KC Star.”

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Monday, June 4

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 – Super 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.

C.K. Reisinger with Power Strategies, Inc. will be presenting at this FUN Monday talking about Your Personal Brand.

People will react to you differently when you incorporate branding techniques. Everything you do or choose not to do becomes part of your brand and consequently affects your image and impact. When you project confidence, competence and credibility through a defined brand it is easier to achieve personal and career goals. 

Come on out and have a drink, meet some new friends and forge some great partnerships.

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Careers with Dianne Stafford 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

Looking for work?  Wondering if the job market is getting better and how you can improve your career prospects?  Diane Stafford, careers columnist for the Kansas City Star, shares her insights into the job market, job hunting, and workplace success.

Registration for the Workshop

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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, June 5

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
Google Map

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
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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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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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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New Landings Talent Community 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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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

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Kansas Feet Up Network Meeting

Location:
Cronin Bar & Grill
2227 W. 87th Parkway
Lenexa, KS
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, June 6

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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LinkedIn for the Job Seeker Webinar

Time: 11:00am – Noon CDT

Learn strategies and best practices to leverage LinkedIn at every stage of your job search.

Lindsey Pollak, bestselling career advice author and LinkedIn spokesperson, will show you how to:

  • Build a profile that attracts recruiters and hiring managers
  • Find more opportunities by expanding your professional network
  • Send your resume to the top of the applicant list
  • Learn about the features included with Job Seeker Premium

Register for FREE

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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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How to Research and Impress Hiring Companies Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:30pm CDT

Join Kathy Bernard for this free training session to learn surprisingly effective ways to discover useful information about hiring companies so that 1) you can impress them in your application materials and interviews and 2) learn if you even want to work there.

In this FREE 60 minute training, you will discover:

  • Whether a hiring company is thriving or dying
  • What’s on the minds’ of its top executives
  • How to reach the hiring manager
  • What kind of people the company tends to hire
  • Who you know who could influence your hiring there
  • The salary ranges for key positions
  • How to learn about recent departures and the very latest job postings
  • What current employees have to say about the place

Register for FREE

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Thursday, June 7

KC Roundtable Breakfast 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

Register for Event

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Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce Coffee and Conversation with Johnson County Community College

Location:
Johnson County Community College, Regnier Center
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS
Google Map

Driving and Parking Directions: There are Quivira Road off-ramp closings to I-435. You should follow road detours when you leave campus. Quivira Road south of College will also have ongoing construction resulting in one lane traffic between 8:30 am and 4 pm. Our event is the Regnier Center, it is visible from the intersection of College Blvd and Quivira Road and is to the left of the Nerman Museum building and is a light gray limestone. Take either of the Quivira Road entrances into the College. Parking for the event is in the Regnier Center parking garage and surrounding surface lots.

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

Free to attend, but you must register. 

Join the Northeast Johnson County Chamber and Johnson County Community College for a Coffee and Conversation at the Regnier Center. The event is free and a light breakfast is served. This is a great opportunity to network with other area business professionals and learn more about Johnson County Community College.

Register for Event

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

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Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting

Location this week:
Aberdeen Village/Presbyterian Manors, Inc.
17500 West 119th Street
Olathe, KS 66061

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

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm 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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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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genKC Interns Meet-Up

Location:
Crown Club at Kauffman Stadium
1 Royal Way
Kansas City, MO 
Google Map

Please enter at Gate C and park in Lot M.

Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm 

KC area interns are invited to join genKC for a professional development event on building your personal brand to land your dream job.

Web strategist Ramsey Mohsen will offer tips and tools for leveraging social media to stand out from the pack in this competitive job market. With networking opportunities bookending the presentation, you can connect with other Kansas City-based interns and young professionals. Kansas City newcomers and Royals enthusiasts alike will enjoy the chic Crown Club. PLUS, genKC members will have the exclusive opportunity to tour the stadium following the presentation.

Agenda:
5:00-5:45pm: Informal Networking
5:45 – 6:45pm: Presentation by Ramsey Mohsen
6:45-7:30pm: Networking and Stadium Tours

Cost: genKC Members: Free | Chamber Members: $5 | Non-Members $10

Contact: Catherine Dobson
816.374.5464
dobson@kcchamber.com

Register for Event

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Friday, June 8

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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