Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of July 23-29

Below are the networking events for the week of July 23-29 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.


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 “Get Real With Your People,” “Get Real With Yourself”,” “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,” and “Career Changes – When and How.”


Monday, July 23

How to Get More Job Interviews Webinar – Hosted by Martin Yate

Time: Noon – 1:30pm CDT

Need more job interviews? Of course, but the old tactics don’t work anymore. You need job search tactics that will get you more interviews.

Learning how to get job interviews is crucial to your financial survival and to your long-term career success. Face facts: no interviews, no job offers.

You will learn:

  • How how your job search tactics must change. 
  • How to find every single job in your target geography. 
  • The 5 most productive job search strategies. 
  • How to integrate strategic networking into every aspect of your job search. 
  • How to find and work with headhunters. 
  • How to get in touch directly with hiring managers. 
  • How to leverage the job postings in job banks for maximum response. 
  • How to leverage your resume postings in for maximum response. 
  • How to successfully switch from one industry to another. 
  • How to organize your job search time for maximum results. 
  • Which jobs to pursue when you can pursue more than one. 

Register for FREE


#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 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!


Tuesday, July 24

Market Immersion Meeting

Tuesday Morning Meeting Info:

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:

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


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


How to Apply for a Government Job Workshop presented by New Landings

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


Missouri Feet Up Network Meeting

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.


Wednesday, July 25

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:

  • 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


Salary Negotiation to Land the Job at the Pay You Want Webinar

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm CDT

  • How to negotiate for the highest salary possible.
  • Planning for the salary negotiation conversation.
  • How to ask for enhanced benefits and other perks.
  • How to complete mandatory salary request boxes on online application forms.
  • How to conduct research about salary ranges for the positions you want.
  • How to negotiate raises and severance packages and much more.

The webinar will also include exercise sheets so you can plan your salary negotiation responses.

You CAN learn to negotiate for what you want! Learn how in this informative free webinar led by Kathy Bernard. 

Register for FREE


Leawood Young Professionals After Hours Networking Event

Aloft Leawood Overland Park
11620 Ash St.
Leawood, KS  66211
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Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Cost: There is no cost for Chamber Members to attend. Non-Members = $10.00

Join us for some great networking at this month’s Leawood Young Professionals After Hours event!  

If you are between the ages of 21 – 39 years old and wish to build your professional network and give back to the community, Leawood Young Professionals is the group for you!    

Leawood Chamber members and guests are welcome! Reservations are requested as a courtesy to our host business.

Registration deadline is Monday, July 23rd by 5:00 pm.

More Information and To Register


Overland Park Chamber of Commerce Wednesday Wrap-Up – Networking Event

Conference Technologies
8830 Bond Street
Overland Park, KS 66214
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Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Cost: Free for members. $10 for nonmembers. 

You’ve had a busy day at the office. Now it’s time to loosen the tie and join your business colleagues at Wednesday Wrap-up. You’ll enjoy casual mingling, food and drinks, brief updates from a Chamber rep, and the opportunity to win fabulous door prizes.

More Information and How to Register


Rising Stars Marketing Communications Panel Discussion

The Granfalloon – Legends Room
608 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112 
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Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Join Kansas City IABC’s young professionals group for a panel discussion with three senior pros from the marketing communications industry. Eric Morgenstern, owner of Morningstar Communications, Lori Joseph Wiles of NAIA, Terry Pulliam of Sprint and Mike Goff of Goff Marketing will share tips for building a successful career, discuss the state of our industry, and talk about the opportunities and challenges ahead of us. In addition, Q&A will be encouraged and welcomed by our panelists.

Arrive early and stay late to network with other young professionals and our gracious panelists.

Register for Event


Thursday, July 26

Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting

Location this week:
Skyline Displays Heartland, Inc. 
1700 East 123rd 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.


KCNext IT Summer Networking Happy Hour Event

Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
1616 East 18th Street

Kansas City, MO 64108
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Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

KCnext members: No charge
Non-KCnext members: $15 per ticket.  

Connect with more than 400 CIOs, CTOs, tech professionals and entrepreneurs from the KC region. Attendees can also enjoy Boulevard beer while touring multi-media displays about our country’s history of African-American baseball. Don’t miss your chance to win some of the hottest tech gadgets available.

More Information and How to Register


Friday, July 27

#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 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 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.


Saturday, July 28

Catholic Career Panel Roundtable Meeting

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

Dress is Business Casual.

Catholic Career Roundtable’s unique offering is our monthly panel of employer representatives including business owners, hiring managers, HR representatives and job club alumni. This is a job seeker’s opportunity to meet directly with representatives from hiring organizations.

Our panel this month will include representatives from City Wide, Park Meadows, Perceptive Software and Waddell and Reed

CCR Panel Roundtables are a refreshing venue for business owners and hiring managers to share company culture and employment opportunities face to face with qualified and professional job seekers with no fees or cost to the job seeker or the business owner as well.

More Information about CCR



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