Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of June 25-30

Below are the networking events for the week of June 25-30 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 “Story Telling, How It Works and Why It Matters,” “Career Changes – When and How,” “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,” and “How What You Say Can Give Your Power Away.”

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Monday, June 25

How to Turn Interviews into Offers with Martin Yate Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:30pm CDT

You need interviews to get job offers. And then you need to out perform all of your competition at the interviews to win the job offer.

This ability to turn job interviews into job offers is the most important professional skill you can develop. However, you have less experience going to job interviews and successfully turning them into job offers, than anything else you do in life.

Jobs are getting more complex and interviewers are responding with more challenging interview techniques. To succeed in your career, you need to ramp up your job interview skills. 

You’ll learn:

  • How to prepare for every job interview. 
  • Why you must separate your professional from your personal persona. 
  • How to get inside the interviewer’s head. 
  • Learn exactly who and what the employer will hire. 
  • The 5 secrets behind every hire ever made. 
  • The transferable skills all employers seek. 
  • How interviews are structured and how this can help you. 
  • Accurately predict the question topics and the questions. 
  • How to have great answers ready for any interview question. 
  • Which questions to ask to advance your candidacy. 
  • Which questions never to ask. 
  • When to talk about money and benefits. 
  • Why and how to ask for the job.

Register for FREE

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Linking Professionals Networking Roundtable Event – Platinum

Location:
Sullivan’s of Leawood
4501 W 119th St.
Leawood, KS
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Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Cost: $50.00. Advance registration with payment is required. 

A two hour opportunity to network in a casual roundtable format with like minded professionals who share the same level of commitment to corporate growth and business development issues.

At 4:45 we’ll begin a casual roundtable where each attendee will have 5 minutes to share in an organized format. 

After the initial round, there will be time to revisit individual issues that could benefit from group input. This “give” and the sincere feedback among professionals is what makes our group special.

More Information and Registration

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Networking for Professional Success Workshop presented by New Landings

Location:
Central Resource Library
Carmack Community Room
9875 W. 87th St.
Overland Park, KS 66212 
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Free to attend.

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Networking should be one of the most important focal points of your professional career whether you’re looking for a job or not. Unfortunately, most people don’t network regularly or optimally, and only realize this when it’s too late. 

Professional development consultant Efren Mojica, of “All About You Consulting,” will share insights and strategies on effective networking. Hear real life examples provided by business professionals who network well and learn some tips on how to modernize your networking strategy, including using LinkedIn and Facebook so that they can work for you.

Registration for 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 26

biz2biz Networking Meetings

First Tuesday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
Edward Jones Office
5725 Nieman Rd., Suite D
Shawnee, KS
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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
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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
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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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LinkedIn for the Job Seeker Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:00pm CDT

This free, monthly, 60-minute training is the 2nd part of the LinkedIn Job Search Fundamentals webinar series and includes additional strategies to leverage LinkedIn at every stage of your job search. Designed for members familiar with LinkedIn’s tools, this webinar is based solely on job search questions submitted by members.

Learn how to:

  • Increase your visibility with recruiters in your industry
  • Reach out to hiring managers directly
  • Overcome common job search challenges
  • Leverage the secrets of successful job seekers

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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Kansas City Area Sales & Management Career Fair

Location:
DoubleTree Hotel
10100 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66210
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Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Free to attend for job seekers. 

Are you a sales professional? Are you interested in starting a sales career? If you answered yes, then you should attend this hiring event held by United Career Fairs! This is a great opportunity to meet with multiple decision makers hiring sales professionals across many industries! It’s also a great way to network with other professionals in your area.

Register for Career Fair

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Missouri Feet Up Network Meeting

Location:
Habaneros
1008 SE Blue Pkwy
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, June 27

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

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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
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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
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Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

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

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How to Show and Tell You Are the Best Job Candidate Webinar

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm CDT

If a hiring company doesn’t know you and hasn’t seen your work, they don’t know why you are perfect for their position. You have to show and tell them why you are the best candidate for their job opening. 

In this webinar, you will learn specifically how to:

  • SHOW hiring companies your unique abilities through samples, presentations and other creative means (including many breakthrough ideas submitted by job seekers and recent hires) 
  • TELL them your qualifications through smart online application, resume and cover letter strategies; and by preparing influential people to tell your story on your behalf.  

Register for FREE

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Olathe Chamber Business Showcase and After Hours Event

Location:
Holiday Inn of Olathe 
101 West 151st Street 
Olathe, KS 66061
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Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Cost: $10.00 in advance, $15 at the door. 

Come enjoy vendors, free samples, delicious food, and free drinks while networking with others. 

More Information

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Linking Professionals Networking Or Not Happy Hour

Location:
77 South
5041 West 135th Street 
Overland Park, KS
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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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Kansas City Marketing Mixer Event

Location:
The Beacon Tavern
5031 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:00pm –8:00pm

Free to attend.

Join other Kansas City Marketing Professionals for an all associations networking event at the Beacon Tavern. Food and drinks will be provided by event sponsors: Mail Print, emfluence, Ruf Strategic Solutions, Digital Design, Post Press, and Hewlett-Packard.

Come for an agenda free evening and enjoy lively conversation with your fellow marketing peers.

RSVP on Facebook

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Thursday, June 28

TED Global: Radical Openness “Simulcast Presentation” Event

Location:
The Gem Theater
1615 E. 18th St.
Kansas City. MO 
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Time: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Free to attend. Limited number of tickets remaining. 

Join TEDx18th&Vine for a special full-day “simulcast presentation” from the TED Global Conference being held in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

As the world becomes ever more interconnected, the ways we relate, the means by which we learn about one another and develop mutual understanding, and the rules about what we hide and what we share are changing. That’s the inspiration for the theme of TEDGlobal 2012: Radical Openness.

Registration for TED Global Simulcast Presentation

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Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting

Location this week:
Express Employment Professionals
701 North Mur-Len, Suite B
Olathe, KS 66062

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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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Personal Branding: What Is It and Why Does Everyone Keep Telling Me I Need A Personal Brand Workshop

Location:
New Landings HQ
11320 W. 79th St.
Lenexa, KS 66214
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Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Presented by Karen Silins, President and Owner of A+ Career & Resume, LLC.

Learn why a Personal Brand is important and strategies for developing yours from a multi-certified resume writer and career coach. From passion and purpose, abilities, strengths and achievements, values and goals, target audience, and how you want to be perceived, discover how a personal brand raises your credibility, increases your visibility, influences others in a positive way, and establishes value. You will learn why a personal brand is an integral part of any job search, career management plan, new company or established company strategy. Book and additional resource recommendations are provided.

Registration for the Workshop

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Friday, June 29

biz2biz Networking Meeting

Friday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
City Union Mission (Executive Offices Chamber Room)
1100 E. 11th St.
Kansas City, MO
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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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Saturday, June 30

Catholic Career Panel Roundtable Meeting

Location:
Good Shepherd Parish
12800 W 75th St.
Shawnee, KS
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Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

Representatives from AOS, Bibb Architects, Cerner, MIQ Logistics, and Staples Print Solutions will be attending. This is a great opportunity for you to meet representatives from these companies. 

Dress is Business Casual.

Panel Roundtables present a refreshing venue for business owners and hiring managers to share company culture & employment opportunities with qualified and professional job seekers with no fees or cost not only to the job seeker, but the business owner as well (business casual).

The CCR (Catholic Career Roundtable) believes in building relationships, and attending a Roundtable Panel is that first step. CCR believes “People Find People Jobs” and by participating in an upcoming Roundtable as an employer or a potential employee you can start building relationships.

More Information about CCR

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