I really enjoy “giving back” to the KC community via this blog in the job leads and networking events I post on a frequent basis. In a way, it is my “ministry” to Kansas City. It makes me happy to hear of success stories of when people have been helped by the blog in finding a new job or connecting with people at events. Knowing people are being impacted by this blog in some small way really brings me motivation and inspiration to continue to provide info to job seekers.
On this page, you will find testimonials from job seekers on how this blog has helped them find new jobs or new connections with others.
“I used the KCJobSeekers blog to find my dream job. Culling the pages of Monster and CareerBuilder brought me to too few results of what I really wanted to do. Mark reaches out to all posting resources and his contacts to have a list of the top notch marketing jobs available in Kansas City. I applied to jobs listed on the blog, and was hired 6 weeks later as a social media marketer for a nonprofit! I highly recommend this blog as a job search resource.”
– Sarah Wood
“One of the best tools that I found when my college internship ended and I was searching for my first professional career was Job Seekers. Being a young professional, it’s hard to seek out where to find reputable job sources and up-to-date postings. Mark always seemed to post the latest and best marketing gigs from companies all over the area. In addition, he always did his best, if contacted, to find you a personal connection. I still go to Job Seekers to find great opportunities and refer friends to there often.”
– Alaina Lamphear
“I found my current job as a Senior Manager of Social Media through a job posting on the KC Job Seekers blog. Mark does a fantastic job of updating the marketing and web job leads on a daily basis, and his blog has quickly become my go-to resource for KC marketing job postings. If someone has an opening, Mark knows about it and it’s on the blog. Since I’m relatively new to KC, this was imperative in my job search. A big thank you to Mark, and keep up the great work!”
– Kyle Kowalski
“After my graduation from college, I hit the job search pretty heavily and started amping up my social media use to stay connected (and have an online footprint searchable by future employers). An acquaintance sent me a link to the KC Job Seekers Blog via Twitter and it really impacted my searching. What it essentially gave me was an abridged version of what all the other online posting sites had, but only including the ones I found interesting with none of the fluff. It was wonderful! Plus, it got me into the #HireFriday chats, which were super beneficial as the search went on.”
Not even a month into my job search, I found a posting on the KC Job Seekers Blog. It was pretty broad and included a lot of the things I was looking for, and directed me to a recruiter. Never having used one before, I thought “what the heck.. if it’s on here, he must be okay” and applied. Best decision I have made. The recruiter was a godsend and made the process simple. I had the job less than two weeks after seeing the posting. Now one of my job duties includes a bit of hiring– and I have started using the blog to find candidates. Thank goodness it exists! “
– Lauren Fournier
“Your blog provides great resources and excellent information which is extremely useful to my job search (and I know a wide variety of KC job seekers). I often discover a number of relevant, up-to-date, solid job leads via your blog which I don’t always locate in my own job search strategy.”
– William Gladhart
“As a Marketing Communications and Branding professional, the KC Job Seekers Blog has been an invaluable resource to my transition. I can count on finding most everything I need in one place, with the list of events around the city to the latest employment opportunities. This Blog has saved me valuable time, and I can depend on the information being up-to-date. Thank you Mark Van Baale for the outstanding work you do on this Blog!”
– Gail Trudeau
“KC Job Seekers Blog is a great resource for anyone looking for a job or looking to hire quality candidates. As a Executive Recruiter in Kansas City I see the value of Mark’s blog as it is another great way to use social media for the good of the people…connecting people and businesses. I just helped two people get employment because they saw my job listing and contacted me.”
– Bill Poindexter, Executive Recruiter
I want to thank each of you who have shared this blog with others, especially with those looking for a job. Together, we can work together to get KC back to work. If you have been helped by the blog in some way, feel free to share in the comments below. If you wish to share a testimonial on how they blog has benefited you in some way, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.