Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of August 27-31

Below are the networking events for the week of August 27-31 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 “Functional Resumes – Advantages,” “Utilization Of Your New Portfolio,” “Collect, Select and Design Your Portfolio,” and “How a Portfolio Can Benefit Me.” 

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Monday, August 27

Monday Geek Night

Location:
Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen
1526 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 6:00pm

What is Monday Geek Night? It is a weekly Monday night gathering of geeks who enjoy topics including, but not limited to, application and web development (code of all kinds), entrepreneurship, gaming, marketing, design, movies, the current state of all things tech, and usually beer and other cocktails. This Meetup is very much unstructured – feel free to come and geek out on just about ANYTHING. Laptops more than welcome.

Register for Event

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Resumes – It’s All About You Workshop 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: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Has it been a while since you updated your resume? Are you not getting the interviews for the jobs you are interested in? Do you use the same resume for every job application? Join professional development consultant Efren Mojica of “All About You Consulting” to learn how to enhance your resume to be impactful, dynamic, eye catching, and unique to better position you for job hunting success. 

Registration is not necessary.

Registration for Workshop

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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, August 28

Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce Coffee and Conversation with Aberdeen Village

Location:
Aberdeen Village
17500 West 119th Street
Olathe, KS
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Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

Free to attend, but you must register.

Join us for coffee and breakfast treats, as well as effective networking with other NEJC Chamber and community members.

Register for Event

Contact Lauren Vaughan at lvaughan@nejcchamber.com or 913-262-2141 for more information. 

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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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Re-Think Your Job Search for 2012 with Donna Fedor Webinar

Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm CDT

This webinar teaches you to take your power back on your job search and everywhere in your life.

Learn how you can use simple systems that allow you to be effective on your job search using a proven process that can turn any frustration and obstacle into an opportunity – on the spot!

Register for FREE

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

Location:
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

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KC Superstars Social Networking Event

Location:
Microsoft Store
11149 West 95th St.
Overland Park, KS
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Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm 

Appetizers provided and the event is free!

KC Superstars is a B2B referral group of stellar business people that are strategic about building their business and helping their referral partners build their businesses.

Register for Event

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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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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, August 29

Shawnee Chamber of Commerce Summer Networking Event

Location:
Edward Jones-Keith Winterhalter
5725 Nieman Road, Suite D
Shawnee KS
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Parking available in front of office or across the street at Vita-Craft or next door at Calkins Electric.

Time: 7:30am – 8:30am

Non-chamber members are welcome to attend.

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1 Million Cups Program for Entrepreneurs

Location:
Kauffman Labs
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 9:00am – 10:00am

Kauffman Labs for Enterprise Creation created 1 Million Cups (1MC) as a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in the Kansas City community. Each week, the 1MC program offers two local upstarts an opportunity to present their companies to a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and entrepreneurs.

The program takes place every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am in Kauffman Labs. So if you’re interested in being involved with the 1 Million Cups program sign up, show up, help someone startup by offering your thoughts, questions, and advice.

More Information on August 29 Program

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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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Power Chics Power Lunch Meeting

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

Cost: $35 for prospective members

Our speaker is Brooke Morehead ~ Owner ~ Prairebrooke Art Gallery.

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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Greater KC Public Relations Society of America Lunch Meeting

Location:
Yia Yia’s
4701 W 119th St
Overland Park, KS 
Google Map

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Are you a solo practitioner or freelancer and sometimes feel like you’re on an island? Or are you the only PR contact in your office? GKC-PRSA is here to help. Mix and mingle with other independent practitioners.

This special interest group for solo practitioners and freelancers won’t add another boring meeting to your schedule, but will offer a fun, laid-back forum to share ideas, needs, vendors and resources, as well as help create or expand your personal network. Held over the lunch hour, the only cost is your personal lunch, as local speakers will touch on topics that directly affect you and your business, with locations rotating between the Plaza or in South Overland Park.

For our August 29 meeting, we plan to share mini case studies of tough client challenges we have successfully tackled and discuss future meetings/speakers. In the past, we’ve lunched with Brian Kaberline (Kansas City Business Journal), Greg Hack (Kansas City Star), an attorney, a banker, an IT specialist, social media experts and more.

To RSVP, contact Robyn Caulfield at RobynCPR@everestkc.net

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Landing a Great Job After 40 Webinar

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm CDT

Finding a job is tough for anyone nowadays, but it’s particularly hard if you are 40 or older. Despite the difficulty, landing a great, well-paying job after 40 is possible … if you take steps to improve your odds.

In this free webinar led by Kathy Bernard, you’ll discover 50 ways to improve your chances of getting hired (and we’ll even send you all of the tips in an easy, printable format so you can get started implementing them right away).

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

  • Position yourself as the solution to a company’s problems. 
  • Play up your strengths and shore up your weaknesses.
  • Identify organizations that actively seek out seasoned workers. 
  • Convince younger hiring managers that your experience is a plus and not a threat.
  • Demonstrate your passion, vitality and accomplishments in a way will impress hiring companies and much, much more.

Register for FREE

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Thursday, August 30

Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting

Location this week:
HealthRidge Fitness Center 
17800 West 106th St.
Olathe, KS
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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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Freelance Exchange of Kansas City Happy Hour

Location:
Michael Forbes Bar & Grille
128 W. 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Join us for Happy Hour! Michael Forbes Bar & Grille in Brookside is rolling out the red carpet for us by providing a sampling of Chef’s favorite appetizers (FREE!) and awesome drink specials.

Add that to some great networking and mingling with friends, and you’ve got yourself one heck of a happy hour. Don’t miss it! Members and nonmembers welcome. So feel free to bring a friend!

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Big Happy Hour hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City

Location: 
The Granfalloon
608 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Free appetizers and fun giveaways. Stop by and network with Bigs or find out how to become a Big.

Register for Event

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Friday, August 31

#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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Christian Business Connections Network Meeting

Location:
New Life Ministries
1828 Walnut St., 4th floor
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 11:00am

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

More Information

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KC Online Community Networking Event

Location:
The GAF
7122 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

No speaker, no agenda, no distractions… just networking! Enjoy some cocktail time with us at The GAF! 

Only space for 50 so reserve your spot now.

More Information and to Register

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