Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of August 13-19

Below are the networking events for the week of August 13-19 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 “Collect, Select and Design Your Portfolio,” “How a Portfolio Can Benefit Me, ” “Get Real With Your Business,” “Get Real With Your People,” “Get Real With Yourself”,” and “Story Banking, How To Create A Professional Story Toolbox.”

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Monday, August 13

#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, August 14

Market Immersion 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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Creating a Powerful Foundation and Plan for Your Job Search Webinar

Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm CDT

Being on a job search can sometimes seem like an endurance contest. For many people it seems too hard right from the beginning and they stop taking actions necessary to forge ahead on their search. Others last a little longer and they too mentally give up. Frustrated and doubting that they’ll ever get another job. 

Overcoming indecision, fear and obstacles means you must have a plan and a solid foundation. Within your plan will be a series of goals which absolutely must be met.

In this presentation, we will focus on the path to success starting with changing your mindset. Then we will cover everything you need to do to ensure you have a solid plan and foundation. It is smart to prepare your mind so that you can go the distance and take advantage of every opportunity to have that competitive edge.   

You will learn: 

  • How to “improve the way you think” resulting in less frustration and more action on your search.
  • Powerful strategies for building your plan and strong foundation. 
  • How you can feel the best every single day.
  • What relationships are absolutely necessary to drive you forward.

Register for FREE

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Christian Business Connections Network Meeting

Location:
East Side Baptist Church
19901 E. 78 Highway
Independence, MO
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Time: 1:30pm

Join us! It is an all-inclusive and non-denominational group and our focus is networking/friendship/outreach.

More Information

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Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Monthly Gathering

Location:
Harry’s Bar and Tables
501 Westport Road
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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Kansas Feet Up Network Meeting

Location:
Sharks Billards
10320 Shawnee MIssion Pkwy
Shawnee, KS
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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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How to Get a Job at one of Fortune Magazine’s “Top 100 Companies to Work For” Webinar

Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm CDT

This no-cost webinar, presented by Lee Silverstein, LinkedIn Job Search Expert and Dorothy Tannahill-Moran Career Coach: Your Career Change Agent will get right down to outlining how to market yourself using LinkedIn to the top companies in the US. In this webinar, you’ll learn how others are successfully using LinkedIn for job search or marketing themselves. You can learn those same secrets. We will also show you a little-known tool that will help you quickly identify connections at Fortune Magazine’s “Top 100 Companies to Work For.”

Access: This event is a GoToWebinar event. You can use either phone or computer to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation with instructions. Also, enrolled participants will receive a FREE downloadable recording of this session following the seminar.

Register for FREE

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Wednesday, August 15

Power Chics Power Coffee Meeting

Location:
Gusto! Coffee Bistro
3390 SW Fascination Drive
Lee’s Summit, MO
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Time: 8:00am – 9:00am

The Power Chics Power Coffee is a new venue for the person who prefers to meet in the morning. We will meet at 8 AM and get to know each other with introductions and  a discussion topic.

Power Chics is a personal growth organization, developed by women and for women. Power Chics is dedicated to helping “chics” from all professional arenas grow and develop, both personally and professionally. Come see what we are about. 

Please do register for this event so we have an idea of how many to expect.

Register for Event

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Market Immersion Meetings

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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Mastering Interviews and Informational Interviews Webinar

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm CDT

Do you often feel under-prepared and overwhelmed by job interviews? In this powerful new webinar, you will learn exactly how to get ready for and excel during every type of interview.

  • Learn how to set up and maximize informational and referral interviews so that you can gain knowledge and many more job leads.
  • Best practices for handling phone and Skype interviews.
  • Discover what to do before, during and after interviews to improve your chances of getting a call back.
  • Learn how to respond to difficult interview questions and tricky salary negotiation situations.

Register for FREE

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KCK Chamber Business After Hours Networking Event

Location:
Wheat State Pizza
2820 W. 47th Avenue
Kansas City, KS  66103
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Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Our August Business After Hours is a joint event between The Shepherd’s Center of KCK  and Wheat State Pizza. The event is FREE and is a great opportunity to network with Chamber members and learn about The Shepherd’s Center as well as check out the great pizza at Wheat State Pizza.

More Information

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Leawood Young Professionals After Hours Networking Event

Location:
Ironhorse Golf Club

15400 Mission Rd.
Leawood, KS 66224
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Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

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.

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How to Successfully Network as a Young Professional Webinar

Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm CDT

Everyone tells us how important networking is… yet no one actually talks about how to network. We don’t talk about what works – and what doesn’t. We don’t talk about the difference between self-promotion – and effective branding. We don’t even talk about how to get started; the basics.

Join us for a free live Webinar with Mark Babbitt of YouTern and & Greg Hartle of New Methods on Wednesday, August 15 at 8pm CT for “How to Successfully Network as a Young Professional”.

You will learn:

  • How to overcome your fears and limiting beliefs around connecting with influencers.
  • Where to discover and connect with peers, mentors, and other professionals.
  • The importance of not only networking online, but the extraordinary value of taking relationships offline.
  • Simple ways to boost your online presence to become more credible.
  • How to make yourself known as an invaluable resource.

Register for FREE

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Thursday, August 16

Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting

Location this week:
Merit Bank
15084 South Black Bob Road
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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KC Business Journal Workshop presented by New Landings

Location:
New Landings HQ
11320 W. 79th St.
Lenexa, KS 66214
Google Map

Free to attend.

Time: 9:00am – 11:00am

Don’t miss this workshop on how to use the Kansas City Business Journal to find your next career opportunity!  The workshop will focus on the following:

  • Looking beyond the headline of a story to identify opportunities.
  • Discovering networking events using the paper’s calendar section.
  • Utilizing advertisements in the paper as a source of information.
  • Learning how to obtain “free” news stories through the Business Journal’s daily E-mail update.
  • How to use the Top 25 Lists to research opportunities.

Registration for the Workshop

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Johnson County Library’s Career Tour 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: 10:00am – 11:30am

Looking for a job? Exploring career options? Johnson County Library has a wealth of resources to help you assess your skills, improve your resume, find job openings, research potential employers, locate job clubs and more. Learn about the resources on the Career and Job Resources webpage which include several career-related databases and tour the Central Resource Library.

Registration for Career Tour

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Power Guys Power Lunch Meeting

Location:
Kansas City Cafe
1532 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 11:30am-1:00pm

Cost: $35 for prospective members.

More than a networking group…Power Guys is about getting better at what you do and how you do it!

Hear a great speaker E.J. Becker, Morning Show Host, KMBZ share his story and inspirations while meeting and connecting with other Power Guys and learning more about how this organization can support your Business and Personal Success!

Power Guys is a personal and professional development organization for men. It is dedicated to helping “guys” from all professional arenas grow and succeed; exchange thoughts and ideas with other businessmen; while providing information, tips, tools and techniques to assist each of us in attaining our dreams, goals and desires.

Register for Event

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Social Media Club of Kansas City August Happy Hour

Location: 
75th Street Brewery
520 W. 75th Street
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Go back to school — your college days, that is — put on your alma mater garb and join us for SMCKC’s August happy hour at 75th Street Brewery on Thursday, August 16, from 5:30-7:30pm. We’ll give away a free admission pass to one of our upcoming Social Media Club breakfasts. Admission is free. 

Please register so we know how much space we will need. Thanks! 

Registration and More Details

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Java Networking Event hosted by DST Systems

Location:
Granfalloon
608 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

This event is open to any Java developer in the KC area interested in networking with other developers skilled in Java.

You’re invited to network with other local Java professionals and share good conversation, good food, fun and prizes!

Food and beverages will be provided.

Space is limited. RSVP by August 13.

Register for Event

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Friday, August 17

#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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RA Happy Hour and Anniversary Party benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City

Location: 
RA Sushi
11638 Ash Street
Leawood, KS
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Time: Start at 6:00pm

Commemorate RA Sushi’s third anniversary in Leawood from 6 p.m. to close Friday, Aug. 17. The anniversary event is an 80s theme party and it is free to attend. The party will feature DJ Mikey Mike, food and drink specials, a photo booth, and a raffle benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City. The DJ will spin the hottest music from the 80s starting at 8 p.m.

For every $2 donation made, guests will receive one raffle ticket. Partygoers will also receive a raffle ticket for each specialty sushi roll ordered. All raffle proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City. Raffle drawings will feature various items donated by RA, BBBSKC and area merchants.

RSVP on Facebook

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 23

KCJobNews Career Fair

Location:
Holiday Inn Kansas City CoCo Key Water Resort
9103 E. 39th St.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Free to attend for job seekers. 

Register for Career Fair

See List of Employers at Fair

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