Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of June 11

Below are the networking events for the week of June 11 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 “The 5 Critical Financial Decisions for You,” “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,” and “Why Write a Cover Letter with Diane Stafford from the KC Star.” 

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Monday, June 11

How to Build Social Networks Fast with Martin Yate Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:30pm CDT

The fastest, easiest, way to find a job is with networking, the only problem is that your networks don’t work, you have always been too busy doing your job to build networks. You joined LinkedIn and Facebook but they don’t seem to be delivering much. What can you do? 

You will learn:

  • What networking is, what it isn’t and how it fits into your professional life. 
  • How to network when you don’t know many people. 
  • The four networks everyone needs to succeed. 
  • How to identify the most helpful networking contacts. 
  • How to attract the right contacts for your networks. 
  • How to approach the networking contacts you need. 
  • How to get network contacts to help you. 
  • How to get personal introduction and referrals to recruiters. 
  • How to get personal introduction and referrals to hiring managers. 
  • How to QUADRUPLE your interviews.
  • How to use social networks to switch from one industry to another.

You get: 60 mins of cutting-edge networking tactics plus 45 mins of Q&A with Martin Yate CPC, world-renowned networking expert, NY Times bestseller of the world famous Knock Em Dead books, author of 14 career books in 62 foreign language editions. There is no one in career management today with deeper knowledge, or better credentials. 

Register for FREE

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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 12

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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Finding Your Passion, Purpose, and Power in Career Transition Webinar

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm CDT

Are you eager to live the life you deserve yet just don’t know where to start? Do you want to feel passion for life and use it towards your life purpose?

It’s time to stop yearning for an extraordinary life, and start living your passion, purpose and power. Stop trying to survive your day to day life and learn to direct your steps with new energy and optimism as you head into the future “you” get to choose. Being in a career transition is a perfect time to explore what’s possible for you. 

  • Learn how to be captain of your own ship.
  • Learn how to instantly build your self-confidence.
  • Learn the essentials needed shift your emotions empowering you toward your future.
  • Learn how to accelerate your success and how to stay on your path. 
  • Learn how to eliminate unwanted habits and behaviors that are holding you back.
  • Learn what relationships are necessary to drive you forward toward the fulfillment of your ultimate life.

Register for FREE

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Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Monthly Gathering

Location:
Harry’s Country Club
112 E. Missouri Avenue
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Free to attend. No need to register. 

A growing organization connecting professionals that are new to the nonprofit sector (regardless of age). YNPNkc is a great place for those interested in professional development, networking and social opportunities.

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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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Missouri Feet Up Network Meeting

Location:
Habaneros
1008 SE Blue Pkwy
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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Career Wake Up Call Teleseminar

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

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm CST

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

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Wednesday, June 13

Linking Sales Professionals Networking Breakfast Event/Job Fair

Location:
Embassy Suites of Overland Park
10601 Metcalf Avenue  
Overland Park, KS
Google Map

Time: 7:00am – 8:30am

Cost: $25 fee includes breakfast and must be paid online prior to the event.

7:00 am Check in, network, breakfast
7:30 am Speaker- Laura Wynn, Networking Diva
8:20 am Questions, announcements, networking

Following the networking event, Sales Jobs Network will be holding a sales-specific recruiting event which starts at 9:00. Multiple companies will be on site networking with entry, mid, and advanced level sales professionals. Representatives from leading national sales companies will be holding interviews on site immediately following the networking event. If you plan to participate in the job fair, please bring resumes. 

  • Network with some of the finest professionals from across the nation and learn sales techniques from the best of the best.
  • Leave this event with tools that will help you create and foster business relationships that work.

The following companies will be networking with sales candidates at this event:

  • Forest Pharmaceuticals
  • Aflac
  • Colonial Life
  • E-solutions
  • Entercom Radio
  • Freightquote.com
  • Job Board Network
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Prudential Financial
  • Service Management Group

More Information and Registration

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Overland Park Chamber of Commerce Wednesday Wake Up – Networking Event

Location:
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Overland Park
11400 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS
Google Map

Time: 8:00am – 9:00am

Cost: $5.00 for non-members

Start your work day off right by networking with your business colleagues at Wednesday Wake-up. You’ll enjoy casual mingling, breakfast foods, brief updates and the opportunity to win fabulous door prizes.

More Information and How to Register

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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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Thursday, June 14

Thinking Bigger Business Media’s BIG Breakfast Event

Location:
Union Station
Greater Kansas City Chamber Board Room
30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

A four-level parking garage is located immediately to the west of Union Station. Registered guests at the BIG Breakfast will receive a validated ticket for free parking.

Time: 7:30am – 9:00am

Cost: $20 (includes breakfast buffet)

Networking, Breakfast, Panel Discussion and Q&A

Learn from the insights and experiences of successful entrepreneurs featured on the covers of Thinking Bigger Business magazine – Ike Nwabuonwu, Alpha Energy and Electric; Jay Bell, MAST Technology; Scott Hedrick, Pro Athlete & Sara Croke, Weather or Not.

More Information and to Register

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Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting

Location this week:
Kansas Bioscience Authority 
25501 West Valley Parkway, Suite 100 
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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Getting To the Decision Makers Workshop presented by New Landings

Location:
New Landings HQ
11320 W. 79th St.
Lenexa, KS 66214
Google Map

Free to attend.

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am

Ray Ruecker, Managing Director of Connect 5000, will share his expertise and experience on the following topics:

  • How to write an effective email or letter that gets a response
  • The power of LinkedIn – how to find decision makers (title, contact information, etc.)
  • The power of Jigsaw – how to find executive decision maker’s email addresses and direct phone numbers
  • How to leave effective voice mails that get callbacks for interviews or appointments
  • Practical tips for individuals looking to launch their own business.

Registration for the Workshop

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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

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Freelance Exchange of Kansas City Happy Hour Event

Location:
Gram and Dun
600 Ward Parkway 
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Free to attend.

Join Freelance Exchange members on Thursday, June 14 for Happy Hour at Gram & Dun on the Country Club Plaza. Catch up over drinks and share your latest freelance endeavors as you build your professional network. Don’t forget to bring your business cards! Event is open to members and non-members, so feel free to bring a guest.

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American Advertising Federation (ad2) Happy Hour

Location:
The Well Bar
7421 Broadway Street
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Free to attend.

It’s time for another ad2 Happy Hour. Here is your chance to catch up with all your ad friends and help us welcome in summer. What better way to end an incredible year than sharing drinks and good conversation at ad2’s last happy hour.

RSVP on Facebook

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Friday, June 15

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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