Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of July 9-15

Below are the networking events for the week of July 9-15 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 Banking, How To Create A Professional Story Toolbox,” “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.”

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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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How to Write a Killer Resume with Martin Yate Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:30pm CDT

Your resume is the most financially important document you will ever own. When your resume works you work, when it doesn’t you don’t.

You deserve a resume that gets more interviews; your success depends on it.  

You will learn:

  • Why your resume gets lost and why you don’t get interviews. 
  • How to target the right job in your resume. 
  • How to avoid the mistakes made by 80% of resume writers 
  • How employers prioritize and think about the job you want 
  • How to think like your customers. 
  • How to give your resume a winning focus. 
  • The story your resume must tell to get interviews. 
  • The skills ALL employers seek and you must deliver. 
  • The component parts & layout of a killer resume. 
  • How long your resume should be (you don’t know the answer).
  • How to judge the quality of your finished resume.
  • How to get killer resume templates.

Register for FREE

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GO | The Future of Mobile Payments KCNext Event

Location:
Helzberg Hall
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

1601 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64106 
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Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Cost: $30 per ticket

Learn from national industry experts about the future of mobile payments and technology trends advancing this space.

From federal banking and payments startup to Twitter commerce, three industry experts that will be speaking bring diverse personalities and varied perspectives about the mobile payments sector. 

Learn how these three payment leaders are revolutionizing the industry and impacting our global economy. Attendees also have the opportunity to engage with the speakers during a Q&A panel following the presentations.

Speakers Line-up:
Ben Milne (CEO and Founder of Dwolla)
Barb Pacheco (Senior VP of Federal Reserve Bank of KC)
Chris Teso (Founder and CEO of Chirpify) 

More Information and Registration

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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 10

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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Top Ten Mistakes Job Seekers Make and How to Avoid Them with Donna Fedor Webinar

Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm CDT

Spending our time wisely is always a good idea, but during job transition it becomes more critical. Worse than losing time spent on ineffective tasks or thinking are opportunities that are missed because we weren’t ready for them when they presented themselves. 

Opportunity is everywhere, and job seekers want to know that they are avoiding common mistakes and heading in the right direction.

In this webinar, join Results Thinking creator and long-time recruiter Donna Fedor as she reviews and explains common mistakes job seekers make and also provides a mental and emotional strategy for building confidence and personal power that can shorten time spent unemployed.

Register for FREE

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YNPNkc Monthly Gathering

Location:
Zocalo Mexican Cuisine
620 W. 48th Street
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

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.

YNPNkc is chapter of a national organization that provides professional development and networking opportunities to professionals new to their careers in the nonprofit sector. 

No registration needed for this free social event. Just show up. 

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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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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, July 11

Overland Park Chamber of Commerce Wednesday Wake Up – Networking Event

Location:
Shawnee Mission Medical Center
9100 West 74th Street
Overland Park, KS
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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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LinkedIn Boot Camp Webinar

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm CDT

LinkedIn guru Kathy Bernard will quickly and painlessly help you learn how to network like a pro, job search effectively and establish a powerful presence on LinkedIn … all in one fun and fast-paced hour. 

In this fast paced FREE 60 minute webinar, you will discover: 

  • How to establish a basic and advance LinkedIn profile that will get results.
  • Networking tips and strategies that really work. 
  • LinkedIn job search and small business promotion tools. 
  • How to secure exceptional LinkedIn recommendations.

Register for FREE

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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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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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Thursday, July 12

Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting

Location this week:
Ball Conference Center/KVC 
21350 West 153rd Street 
Olathe, KS 66061
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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 Essay Expert’s Top 10 Ways to Make Resume Writing Fun! Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:30pm CDT

Resume writing does not have to be a drag.  In this webinar, Brenda Bernstein, Certified Advanced Resume Writer, will give you her Top 10 Ways to Make Resume Writing FUN!   

Register for FREE

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Behind the Scenes:  A Showcase of bizperc Powered by Think Big Partners

Location:
bizperc
1800 Baltimore Ave. (6th floor)
Kansas City, MO 
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Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Free to attend.

At bizperc, we’ve noticed a “coworking craze.”  Entrepreneurs love coming into our space to work with like-minded startups, accelerate with the Think Big Partners team and work in an inspiring and modern coworking space.

We’re changing the way businesses are built…and we want YOU to see it for yourself! 

At the Showcase, you will have the chance to interactively tour Kansas City’s modern coworking space and business accelerator, get a behind-the-scenes look at the startup creation process, showcase your own entrepreneurial ventures and learn how Think Big Partners is changing the way businesses are built…and why. 

Agenda:

4:00: Meet Think Big Partners: the company that’s building companies.

4:15: Tour the bizperc coworking space and see where the magic happens.

5:00: Showcase your own entrepreneurial venture on bizperc’s 6th floor with a gorgeous view of downtown KC.

More Information and to Register

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Friday, July 13

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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Venture Friday Happy Hour

Location: 
Lenexa Conference Center
11184 Lackman Road
Lenexa, KS
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Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Venture Fridays is a simple but fun concept: The startup culture of Kansas City and surrounding areas to discuss what we’re all thinking about, working on, needing help with, and might do for each other. Existing or aspiring entrepreneurs of all types and ages are invited. 

No soliciting or mooching please (entrepreneurial mojo required).

Registration and More Details

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