Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of July 2-8

Below are the networking events for the week of July 2-8 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 Find Great Story Ideas From Your Experiences,” “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,” and “How To Ask For What You Want and Get It.”

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Monday, July 2

Feet Up Network – FUN Monday Meeting

Location:
Minsky’s Pizza
427 Main Street
Kansas City, 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.

We usually have 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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#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, July 3

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 Lindsey Huckeby at lhuckeby@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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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, July 4

Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July! Enjoy time with family and friends. 

List of Fourth of July Events around Kansas City

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Thursday, July 5

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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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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Friday, July 6

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 at our July breakfast and learn more about the social side of food trucks. Ever since Kogi BBQ started tweeting about Korean tacos in late 2008, food trucks and social media have been natural partners. We’ll explore this phenomenon in Kansas City with local food blogger and Truck Stop visionary Jenny Vergara, Adrian Bermudez of Indios Carbonsitos, and Derek Kean, creator of the Truckily food truck mobile app.

Payment will be accepted at the door. Breakfast admission is $5. Those who wish to eat breakfast will be charged a flat fee of $15 that includes admission, breakfast buffet, beverage and tip. Attendees are limited to 100.

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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Upcoming Events

Monday, July 9

“Job Seeker” Give Back Monday – Hosted by Salon Mission & Day Spa

Location:
Salon Mission & Day Spa
3791 West 95th Street
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Salon Mission & Day Spa along with other local business owners want to help you step out in style on your job search.

The following opportunities will be available for job seekers—first come, first served:

  • A complimentary hair cut or chair massage from Salon Mission.
  • A professional resume evaluation from Career Resume Consulting – discover the “10 Things You Must Do to Get Your Next Job.”
  • Image consulting tips from Complice de Style—learn to dress for success!
  • 50% off a PC or laptop tune-up voucher (retail value $75.00) and a free Tablet computer giveaway, courtesy of Computer Solutions and Exchange.
  • Register to win a free eye exam or free pair of Wiley-X polarized sunglasses (retail value up to $170) courtesy of Drs. Hawks, Besler & Rogers Optometrists.
  • A free on-site digital portrait by Generations Heirloom Photography (please dress appropriately).
  • Register to win a free 90 minute massage giveaway from Healthcare Solutions Team.
  • Free dry cleaning service (retail value up to $13.00) from Imperial Cleaners—spiff up your interview outfit!
  • Refreshments courtesy of Renaissance Financial.
  • Coffee coupon from Scooters Coffee House—get out there and network over a cup of joe!
  • Register to win one of two $25.00 gas gift cards from Tegrics Accounting & Business Services.
  • A complimentary LinkedIn profile assessment from The Buzz Builders.
  • Receive a “License to Shop” coupon book from Town Center Plaza Store & Restaurants.

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