Networking Events

Kansas City Job Search/Networking Events for Week of Nov. 5-11

Below are the networking events for the week of November 5-11 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, Mindset Matters,” “Networking, A New Perspective,” “Freelancing – Available Training,” “Freelancers: How To Be Successful,” and “Freelancing, Another Option to Consider.”

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Monday, November 5

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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Feet Up Network – FUN Monday Meeting

Location:
Minsky’s Pizza
427 Main Street
Kansas City, MO
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.

We usually have 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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Monday Geek Night

Location:
Snow & Company
1815 Wyandotte 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, November 6

OMNI Employment Job Seeker Roundtable Meeting

Location:
OMNI Employment Management Services
7201 W. 110th St. (Suite 225)
Overland Park, KS 66210
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Time: 8:00am – 9:00am

Free to attend.

This is a very informal meeting and offers a great chance to network with other professionals and meet with Mike Tracy, Principal of OMNI Employment Management Services, LLC. This group is ideally geared to middle to upper management level candidates. Mike has been involved in the recruitment field for a number of years and has a multitude of helpful tips and suggestions to offer.

Please call us at 913.653.8078 oemail Casey Jones to register. 

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We’re Talkin’ Tuesday” Networking Group Meeting

Location:
Mainstreet Credit Union
6025 Lamar Ave. 
Mission, KS
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Time: 8:00am – 9:30am

Free to attend.

Bring lots of business cards and meet business owners from the Johnson County and Kansas City metro area. 

Contact Sara Kentzler at skentzler@nejcchamber.com or 913-262-2141 for more information. 

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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 Twitter 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: Twitter: Solving the Mystery of Tweets, ReTweets, and Hashtags

Covering:

  • What Twitter is and why you need to be using it in your business.
  • How to setup your Twitter account the right way.
  • Getting to know Twitter terminology & Lingo – @, DM, RT, Hashtags.
  • Why there’s more to Twitter than what you had for breakfast.
  • Who to follow and how to attract new followers the easy way.
  • Tips on what to write, frequency and the tone to use.
  • Adding links, photos and using URL shorteners.
  • Lists – what are they, and how can they be useful.
  • How to get the most out of Twitter without it taking over your life.

Register for Class

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I Have a Resume, Now What??? Webinar

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am CST

We will talk about what to do once you have a resume. Join Jason Alba and Karen Huller (charesume.com) as we talk about what you do AFTER you have your resume. 

Register for FREE

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Kansas City Networking & Referrals Group Meeting

Location:
Gambino’s Pizza
8725 Bourgade Street
Lenexa, KS
Google Map

Time: 10:55am – 12:30pm

Meet other Business owners. 
Grow your buisness.
Complimentary Soft Drinks.

RSVP on Facebook

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Kansas Feet Up Network Meeting

Location:
Sharks Billards
10320 Shawnee MIssion Pkwy
Shawnee, 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. 

Our meetings are come as you are, and RSVP is not required.

Most of the weekly meets have anywhere from 15-25 people at them. The smaller size of the group allows us to really get to know each other quickly and create those relationships and trust that get you referrals.

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Wednesday, November 7

Power Chics Power Coffee Meeting

Location:
Gusto! Coffee Bistro
Southwest Fascination Drive
Lee’s Summit, MO
Google Map

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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1 Million Cups Program for Entrepreneurs

Location:
Kauffman Labs
4801 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

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, ThreeDee and Angling Technologies will present. 

More Information about November 7 Program

Watch November 7 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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Thursday, November 8

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:
Life Church 
16111 South Lone Elm Road 
Olathe, KS
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.

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How to Connect with Decision Makers and Secure Interviews 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

Ray Ruecker, Managing Director of Connect 5000, will share his expertise and experience on the following topics:

  • How to write an effective email or letter that gets a response
  • The power of LinkedIn – how to find decision makers (title, contact information, etc.)
  • The power of Jigsaw – how to find executive decision maker’s email addresses and direct phone numbers
  • How to leave effective voice mails that get callbacks for interviews or appointments
  • Practical tips for individuals looking to launch their own business.

Registration for the Workshop

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AAF-KC Art & Copy Presents Justin Ahrens “Matters of Wonder” 

Location:
Liquid 9
515 Southwest Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Cost: $35 for non-members (includes free beverages)

Justin Ahrens will explore the art of wonder through film, story and design, examining the ideas and projects that cause you to look at things with a refreshed perspective. You’ll get suggestions on how to bring a little wonder, mystery and story into both your life and work, and learn how that one little change can shift the way you view each day.

Register for Event

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Corporate Cocktails Professional Networking Event – presented by Elite KC VIP

Location:
Luna Nightclub
1520 Grand Blvd.
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Cost: $10.00 Pre-sale, $15.00 at the door

Join us this month for some fun after hours, networking where you can win prizes, enjoy cocktails, & mingle with other KC professionals.

Register for Event

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Friday, November 9

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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Venture Friday Happy Hour: Movember

Location: 
Red Nova Labs
4830 Rainbow Blvd.
Westwood, KS
Google Map

Time: 5:00pm

Free to attend.

Venture Fridays is all about bringing together the startup culture of Kansas City and sharing our ideas and experiences. On November 9th, we will be supporting men during their growing efforts for Movember as we celebrate the cause and raise some funds for charity.

Registration and More Details

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Young Friends of Art & Rising Stars Second Friday Happy Hour

Location:
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak St.
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Mix, mingle, and network with friends old and new. It’s also a great time to check out the latest exhibitions, Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans and Bonjour Picasso. 

The event is free and open to the public.There will be a cash bar available, with special prices for museum members. 

RSVP on Facebook

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Saturday, November 10

H&R Block Career Fair

Location:
H&R Block
One H&R Block Way (13th St. and Main St.)
Kansas City, MO 64105
Google Map

Visitor parking is available in our underground parking garage which is accessible from 13th Street between Grand and Walnut. As you enter the garage, please take a parking ticket and look for an open parking space. Bring your parking ticket with you for validation. 

Time: 9:00am – Noon

H&R Block is hiring Seasonal Technical / IT Support Specialists and Customer Service Reps in our 2 call centers in Kansas City. 

Open jobs:
Support Specialist

Customer Service

Bilingual Customer Service

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Upcoming Events

Monday, November 12

AAF-KC Career Day – Register by Nov. 11 for Early Bird Prices

Location:
Union Station
30 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108
Google Map

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

You might be looking for your dream job. Or maybe you’re wondering if advertising is the right career for you. Maybe you just want to meet some really cool people. Whatever your motivation, start the conversation that could define your future at AAF-KC Career Day.

No matter whether you’re a designer, copywriter, in media or account services, AAF-KC Career Day will put you in touch with the right people to help start your career in advertising. With three career tracks to choose from, you’ll benefit from the wisdom of industry veterans on topics like emerging technologies, work culture, defining career objectives and more! 

AAF-KC Career Day 2012 will also have a Career Fair section to put you in touch with some of the movers and shakers in the Kansas City advertising community. And the opportunity to take part in resume and portfolio reviews will give you instant feedback from proven professionals.

Registration:

Members: $30, Non-Members: $40

Walk up registration (day of event)
Members: $45, Non-Members: $50

What to bring: Your resume and portfolio

Schedule:
8:00am: Registration Opens

9:00 am: Opening Presentation 
Noon: Lunch
Noon – 2:00pm: Portfolio Review
9:30am – 5:00pm: Track Sessions

More Information and to Register

View the Full Schedule

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Tuesday, November 13

Young Friends of the Institute (YFI) Happy Hour Event

Location:
Lockton Board Room
444 W. 47th St.
Kansas City, MO
Google Map

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Holiday season is around the corner, so YFI is getting into the giving spirit. We are gathering together to make holiday gift bags for participants in Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City Extended Work Adjustment Program. 

Spread some holiday cheer, eat pizza, and enjoy beverages all for a great cause! (Pizza/beverages are free)

YFI (pronounced wi-fi) engages young professionals in philanthropic work on behalf of The Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City. Most events involve networking opportunities, volunteer activities, and of course, a good dose of fun!

Please RSVP to Jill Mortensen at jmortensen@cccaptialadvistors.com by November 9.

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