Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of July 30-August 5

Below are the networking events for the week of July 30-August 5 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 Business,” “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,” and “Story Telling, How It Works and Why It Matters.”


Monday, July 30

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


#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 31

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
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


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


Kansas Feet Up Network Meeting

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.


Wednesday, August 1

Market Immersion Meeting

This incredible group of business owners/entrepreneurs come together weekly to discuss everything social.

Wednesday Afternoon Meeting Info:

J. Beans
3365 SW Fascination Drive
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
Google Map

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Register for Wednesday Afternoon Meeting


Mastering Online Job Application Systems Webinar

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm CDT

In this highly competitive job market, most companies insist that you complete an online job application form to apply for their open positions. The trouble is, many such online application forms are horrible to complete!

This webinar will not only help you complete online job application systems as easily and effectively as possible, it will also show you how to stand out from the hundreds of other people who are also applying online. 

You’ll learn how to:

  • Organize your efforts so you can apply online as quickly and painlessly as possible.
  • Overcome computer quirks that can keep you from successfully applying online.
  • Create a plain text resume to ensure you’re your submissions look just like you intended.

Register for FREE


Thursday, August 2

Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting

Location this week:
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. 
12110 South Strang Line Road 
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.


The Resume Reboot Workshop presented by New Landings

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


Social Media 101 for Small Business (Postponed to Thursday, August 9)

Microsoft Store

11467 W 95th St
Overland Park, KS
Google Map

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Free to attend, but space is limited so please respond if you are going to make it.

Jim Grant of and Laura Newill-Garcia of will be speaking at the new Microsoft Store in Oak Park Mall on utilizing Social Media for marketing your small business. Topics include your website and blogging as well as the major social media platforms twitter, facebook, Google+ and Linkedin.

Register for Event


Friday, August 3

Social Media Club of Kansas City Monthly Meeting

Kansas City Cafe

1532 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 7:30am – 9:00am

Join us for our August breakfast at Kansas City Cafe from 7:30-9:00 a.m. on August 3 for an in-depth look at KCADC and the America’s Creative Crossroads campaign.

The Kansas City Area Development Council, charged with marketing Kansas City to the rest of the world, recently launched the America’s Creative Crossroads campaign highlighting our local creative talent. To really give the campaign legs, the KCADC PR team of Ashlie Hand and Jessica Nelson enlisted the help of local member companies to spread the word using social. Because these member companies had various degrees of social integrated internally, KCADC developed a tiered approach and combined a true social campaign with social media advice, all in the service of building the reputation of Kansas City. Come to breakfast to hear how they’re doing it.

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


#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.




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