Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of Oct. 29-Nov.4

Below are the networking events for the week of October 29-November 4 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. Five most recent podcasts are ““Networking, A New Perspective,” “Freelancing – Available Training,” “Freelancers: How To Be Successful,” “Freelancing, Another Option to Consider,” and “Employment Dating And Beyond.”

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Monday, October 29

AAF-KC Halloween Happy Hour

Location:
recordBar
1020 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Cost: Free

Networking doesn’t have to be scary, come join AAF-KC for a spooktacular evening of conversation, community and cocktails.

Free light appetizers, conversation and Halloween drink specials will make for a frightfully delightful evening. For those who have yet to join AAF-KC, come network with Kansas City’s advertising and marketing professionals and learn more about wonderful opportunities within the industry.

More Information and to Register

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TEDxCrossroads Weekly Meeting

Location:
AIA Kansas City
1801 McGee St.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Free to attend.

TEDxCrossroads is a weekly, hour long TEDx salon hosted Mondays at AIA Kansas City – 1801 McGee. Our focus is conversation, the community exchange that happens after watching a TEDtalk. Our format is simple: watch one 20 min recorded talk, have a 40 minute conversation.

Please RSVP to chel@curiousoptimist.com. We are ‘free and open to the public’ (but please RSVP), and do feel free to share this invitation forward and bring your friends and colleagues (but please RSVP). 

More Information about TEDxCrossroads on Facebook

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Monday Geek Night

Location:
Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen
1526 Walnut St.
Kansas City, MO
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Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

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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#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, October 30

Biz2Biz Connect Networking Meetings

First Tuesday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
Edward Jones Office
5725 Nieman Rd., Suite D
Shawnee, KS
Google Map

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. Job seekers and 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
Google Map

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

$5.00 entry. Job seekers and Non-profit staff can come for free. 

More Information about the Group

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Cannon Social Media Solutions LinkedIn Class

Location:
Homer’s Coffee House (West of Metcalf at 80th Street)
Large Conference Room
7126 W 80th St.
Overland Park, KS
Google Map

Time:
8:30 am Registration and Networking

9:00 am to 10:30 am – Session

Cost: $37.00

Topic: LinkedIn: Don’t Keep Your Identity Secret

Covering:

  • Why LinkedIn is relevant for every business owner.
  • Major do’s and don’ts about creating your LinkedIn presence.
  • How to make your profile work for you rather against you.
  • Secrets of a LinkedIn power user – little known features.
  • Building your Business Page.
  • Connecting and research with LinkedIn.
  • Driving visitors to your website through LinkedIn.
  • Direct communication with your LinkedIn connections.

Register for Class

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Kansas City Career Fair

Location:
Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS
Google Map

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Free to attend for job seekers. 

Workforce Partnership will be on hand offering resume writing and career coaching services.

Register for Career Fair and see list of participating companies

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What You Don’t Know Could Hurt Your Next Career Move Webinar

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm CDT

Come get the competitive edge and learn what mistakes not to make. As a results coach and a recruiting professional, I’ve learned it’s not always the most qualified person who gets the job. How well do you think you are doing on your job search? Are you making mistakes? 

In this presentation, we are going to break it down so you can learn the COMMON MISTAKES made by job seekers and more importantly how to get it right so you are a top candidate. I have helped place thousands of people in jobs they love, and I want to assist you so you too can land your dream job. Come ready to learn and be inspired as this will give you the confidence you need to kick your job search into “high gear”. 

Register for FREE

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Kansas City Marketing Mixer Event

Location: 
The Jacobsen
2050 Central St.
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 5:00pm –8:00pm

Free to attend.

Join other Kansas City Marketing Professionals for an all Kansas City Marketing Professionals networking event at the Jacobson. Food and drinks will be provided by our event sponsors Mail Print, emfluence, Ruf Strategic Solutions, Digital Design, and Post Press. Come for an agenda free evening and enjoy lively conversation with your fellow marketing peers.

RSVP on Facebook

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KCSEM (Kansas City Search Engine Marketing Association) Meetup

Location:
bizperc
1800 Baltimore Ave. #401
Kansas City, MO 
Google Map

Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Topic: SoLoMo, Combining Social and Mobile to Reach Your Targeted Audience

Speaker: Evan Conway, President of OneLouder

NOTE: Use South side entrance and follow signage to event. A $5-$10 recommended donation is appreciated.

Register for Event on Meetup.com

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Wednesday, October 31

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.

1 Million Cups recently won a Pitch award for 2012 for Best Peek at the Next Big Thing.

This week, RFP 365 and Soul Seat will present. 

More Information about October 31 Program

Watch October 31 Program Live starting at 8:50am CDT.

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Market Immersion Meeting

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

Location:
The Egg and I‎
8180 W. 135th St.
Overland Park, KS 66223
Google Map

Time: 9:30am – 11:00am

Cost: $10.00 for visitors if register in advance. $15.00 at the door. 

Register for Wednesday Morning Meeting

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Biz2Biz Connect Networking Meeting

Wednesday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
Scooter’s Coffeehouse
11106 Antioch Road
Overland Park, KS
Google Map

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

$5.00 entry. Job seekers and Non-profit staff can come for free. 

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Power Chics Power Lunch Meeting

Location:
The Kansas City Cafe
1532 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Cost: $35 for prospective members

Our speaker is CiCi Rojas ~ Vice President Community Connection ~ Truman Medical Center

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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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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Thursday, November 1

KC Roundtable Breakfast Meeting

Location:
First Watch
1022 Westport Rd.
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 7:30am – 9:00am 

KC Roundtable is in existence to provide 20 and 30-something Kansas City entrepreneurs with a group of peers to support and collaborate on each others’ businesses.

Our mission is to:

  • Focus on relationship building; not lead generating.
  • Facilitate collaboration, openness, transparency, learning and teaching. 
  • Establish an entrepreneurial network.
  • Fill the void of not having the water cooler.

We meet on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month at our favorite location at First Watch in Westport. In addition to our morning meetings, KC Roundtable provides other opportunities to network with young entrepreneurs such as events like Just For Starters & After Hour events. Prospective members are self-motivated, curious, and open to learning and teaching. 

Register for Breakfast

More Information about KC Roundtable

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Biz2Biz Connect Networking Meeting

Thursday Morning Meeting Info:

Location:
Fig Tree Cafe
817 NE Rice Rd.
Lee’s Summit, MO
Google Map

(East outer Rd of 291 Hwy between 50 Hwy & I-470 across from Office Max & next to the BP gas station) 

Time: 8:30am – 9:30am

$5.00 entry. Job seekers and Non-profit staff can come for free. 

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Olathe Chamber Coffee meeting

Location this week:
Ridgeview Chiropractic 
17775 West 106th Street, Suite 105 
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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Back to Work Blueprint for 9+ Months Unemployed Webinar

Time: Noon – 1:00pm CDT

This FREE webinar will reveal:

  • Why you need to stop looking for a job in order to find work.
  • How to remove the stigma of unemployment.
  • Where the real jobs are and how you can find them.

All registrants will receive these BONUS resources:

  • Top 100 most powerful resume words.
  • How to answer 7 of the most common interview questions.
  • 7 examples of fresh new ways to start your cover letter.

Can’t attend live? Sign up anyway. All registrants will receive a copy of this presentation via e-mail.

Register for FREE

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Friday, November 2

Social Media Club of Kansas City Monthly Meeting

Location:
Kansas City Cafe

1532 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 7:30am – 9:00am

Based right here in KC, Go Comics from Universal Uclick is home to some of the most popular comics and editorial cartoons in the world, including Calvin & Hobbes, Dilbert, and Peanuts. They’re also a storehouse of many incisive and hilarious political cartoonists on both ends of the liberal-conservative spectrum.

On the eve of the 2012 Election, find out how Gene and his @GoComics team are leveraging social media to raise their comics creators’ profiles and connect with audiences hungry for political humor, both red and blue.

Also learn how Go Comics has used tools like Twitter to give classic characters such as Garfield new life in the digital media world.

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

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Biz2Biz Connect Networking Meeting

Location:
City Union Mission (Executive Offices Chamber Room)
1100 E. 11th St.
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

No cost to attend if you are a job seeker or from a non-profit. Otherwise, first-time guests are free and beyond that, there is a $5 attendance fee. 

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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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