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Kansas City Area Job Clubs

Kansas City Area Job Area Support / Job Transition / Job Clubs / Networking Groups Calendar as of 9/7/23

Catholic Career Roundtable Job Club (In-Person)
Saturday 8:30-9:30 a.m. (Meeting), 9:30-10am (Networking)
CCR Job Club holds workshops for all those in transition. Topics discussed include target companies, creative strategies, and celebrating “wins”. Please confirm your attendance at the meeting by contacting the CRC Job Club at 816-582-1809, Phillip Morgan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Good Shepherd Parish, 12800 West 75th Street, Shawnee, KS 66216

Church of the Resurrection Job Club (In-Person or Online)
In-Person - 8:30-10:30 a.m., Fridays, 13720 Roe Avenue, Leawood, KS 66224, Building C, Room C041
Online - You can find the latest information on the online Job Club meeting each week in the LinkedIn group called Finding a Professional Job in Kansas City, and by using the link below: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4640697/ . Check meeting dates on this site.
The unique Zoom meeting link will be posted each week on this site by Thursday afternoon and can be opened in time for the meeting on Friday morning at 8:30 am.
Norn Craig, Job Search Leader, 913-302-3054 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Church of the Resurrection: Job Seeker's Prayer and Support Group (Online)
6:30-8:00 p.m., Thursdays on Zoom
Register for this Zoom meeting by copying and pasting the link below into the search bar on your computer, then press Enter. https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJckcuigrzMvpgrwkdN9KjeWZ1eoh5ncBQ 
Elizabeth Allen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.cor.org 913-558-4871 www.economyofone.com 

Holy Trinity Catholic Church: Career Transition Ministry (CTM) Group
• ONLINE meetings are on hiatus until February 2024
• Individual One-on-one meetings are still available.
• Topics available: resume writing, cover letters, informational interviews, networking, job search plan, salary negotiation, job search questions, etc.
• Call Judy Ambler, 816-225-8610, (If needed, leave a voicemail saying “In Regards to CTM), or email her at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with CTM in the Subject line so it will be sent to the correct folder for review and follow-up to her.

Kansas City Metro Networking Job Club (LinkedIn Group Only)
The Kansas City Metro Networking Job Club is an online social networking job club site. Networking & support is for all those searching for work or seeking to change careers in the metro Kansas City area. This group is open also to those who can help the job seeker's in their search for employment or their quest to change careers. Maureen Reintjes, 816-591-9559

Kansas Works / Workforce Partnership: Mature Workers Roundtable (Age 50+)
• Meeting Schedules - The meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 - 3:00 pm (9/20/23, 10/18/23, 11/15/23, 12/20/23, etc.) Check the online website listed below for the 2023 meeting dates and schedules. If you want to be added to the email mailing list, call 913-279-2628 to have your email address added to the mailing list.
• One-on-One coaching, resume writing, and job search assistance are also available. Call Molly Turney to set up an appointment
Check out other job resources available at this location. Johnson County Workforce Partnership, 8535 Bluejacket Street, Lenexa, KS 66214 (Other offices in Leavenworth & Wyandotte) Call Molly first for an appointment.
Molly Turney, 913-279-2628, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.workforcepartnership.com

St. John LaLande Catholic Church (In-Person)
9:00-11:00 a.m., 1st Wednesday of the month. (Or by appointment on other days)
805 Northwest R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015, Clairey Room
Steve Kwasiborski, 816-443-2103, sThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Workforce Partnership Talent Support Network - There will be no meetings / workshops at least until November 2023. Check the website (www.workforcepartnership.com)  for meeting dates and schedules. For more tools, click on the Job Seekers tab (Resume Assistance, Networking, Interviewing Skills, Skill Assessment, Education and Training, Job Search Tools, Hot Jobs List, Industry Tool Kit) and Events (Hiring Events, Workshops)
Roberta Rowland, 913-577-5910, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Additional Resources:

www.linkedin.com - Click on the Jobs (tab) in your LinkedIn profile. Review the information under each one of these sub-tabs - My Jobs, Job Alerts, Demonstrate Skills, Interview Prep (26 Interview Questions - with suggested answers), Resume Builder, Job Seeker Guidance, Application Settings
• Suggested Job Searches (Based on Your Work history)
• Recommended For You (Based on Your Profile and Search History)
• Search Bar (Title, Skill, Company, City, State, or Zip Code (Remote, Overland Park, Kansas City Metro Area, United States)

www.linkedin.com  - Click on the Notifications tab in your LinkedIn Profile - Review articles in - Get Hired, View Jobs, Get Ahead, The Work Shift, Spot Light, Daily Rundown, etc., to stay informed of what is available through the LinkedIn community.

www.powerformula.net , Read Free Resources for Learning LinkedIn by Wayne Breitbarth (8 Articles) & his latest Blog Posts (On web front page)

www.kansascityjobseekers.com  - A list of job search resources and job listings (Internships, Marketing / Social Media, Web / Graphic Designer) in the Kansas City area is provided by Mark Van Baale. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jobs.AARP.org - AARP connects you with employers that value your experience. The AARP Job Board was designed with you in mind. Match your years of valuable experience with employers that are committed to an age-diverse workforce. You can narrow your search with easy-to-use filters to focus on what matters most - whether it’s where you work or how you work - like full-time or part-time.
Job Seeker Tab - Create Account, Email address, Password, etc., Register - Log in to AARP Job Board, Make sure you complete your profile 100%.

Use the Job Search tab to look for opportunities (Enter Key Words, EPP, Veterans Preference, Location, Position Type, Company, Experience, Job Title, Job Category, Salary).

https://www.npconnect.org/career-center/   - (In Person & Online) - Find your nonprofit opportunity. Nonprofit Connect is your career headquarters offering one of the premier nonprofit position information portals on the web. On any given day, over 60 openings are posted under the Career Center tab - Jobs, Internships, Board Positions, and Volunteer Opportunities. Check these other tabs - eLearning Center, Programs, Events, Resources, Membership, About Us.

This association serves more than 7,500 professional members from over 850 organizations. For more information, call 816-888-5600, visit www.npconnect.org, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Economy Of One YouTube Channel (https://m.youtube.com/user/eallen9977) - Free courses & Downloadable Workbooks - Need new streams of income or revenue? Feel "stuck" in unemployment or the #job search? Transitioning out of the military or corporate life, trying to figure out what's next? Baffled by college or #career options? Do you want to explore #entrepreneurship, but you're not sure you are ready to commit? Economy of One was designed just for you! This class is a combination of best practices designed to immediately help you make decisions and make measurable progress moving forward. We feature 10 video modules that combine with a FREE workbook PDF download of exercises at EconomyOfOne.com (Resources tab). These will help you make decisions & move you forward to find a great job, side hustle, or even launch a small business. Also, need new contacts & true friends? EVERY Thursday night at 6:30 Central I host a prayer & support group designed to help you feel community support with active listening (https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/register/uJckcuigrzMvpgrwkdN9KjeWZ1eoh5ncBQ) And, you can subscribe to the EconomyOfOne.com weekly newsletter! We will send you the zoom registration link. Elizabeth Allen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 913-558-4871, www.economyofone.com

www.1millioncups.com  - 1 Million Cups is a free national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation in 2012, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 160 communities across the United States. This group meets every Wednesday morning (In-Person & Zoom) at 9:00 (CST) with two local entrepreneurs who present their businesses to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors. The audience works with the entrepreneurs to empower them with the tools and resources that help break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. Click on this link: (https://www.1millioncups.com/kansascity) to see the meeting dates, times, and meeting location (for In-Person attendance), or to join the meeting on Zoom: (https://kauffman.zoom.us/j/97200919140). Click on the ATTEND tab.

Johnson County Library - Go to www.jocolibrary.org to find support for your job search.

• Online Career and Finance programs:  https://jocolibrary/bibliocommons.com/events
• Online Programs Archive: https://www.jocolibrary.org/research/access-online-programs-archive-0
• Online Career Development Resources: https://www.jocolibrary.org/research/career-development
• Career & Finance eNewsletter Signup and Archive: https://www.jocolibrary.org/using-the-library/newsletter
• Online Personal Finance Resources: https://www.jocolibrary.org/research/personal-finance
• Online courses: Visit www.jocolibrary.org/elibrary/elearning to see a list of eLearning resources.
With a Johnson County Library card, you can access Universal Class and Udemy courses for free!

Enterprise University (Enterprise Bank) - September - November 2023 courses are open to the public at no cost. Visit www.enterprisebank.com/eu for a list of the Online classes and dates/times, and to register for any classes. Enterprise University classes are designed to challenge and energize attendees with thought-provoking material from presenters who have lived what they are teaching. Courses are offered in these categories: Finance, Human Resources, Management & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, and Trending Business Topics. For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Network After Work (Kansas City) is America's premier face-to-face business networking organization with monthly Online events. Network After Work is a professional community consisting of Entrepreneurs, Professionals, Executives, and thought leaders who understand the importance of building meaningful connections. Built on the idea that professionals in every industry across the world all share a common goal, to develop strong relationships that help grow their businesses and careers. Through meeting in-person and virtually, Network After Work provides a platform that makes connecting easy. This organization hosts live events in 87 U.S. locations and has plans to add additional U.S. cities and international locations. Growing your business and relationships has never been easier. To register, and for more information, go to: (https://www.networkafterwork.com/find/MO-KansasCity). Click on the Events tab for the meeting schedule, registration, and to select an event, then click on Attend.

KCSourceLink.com - Your guide to entrepreneurship in Kansas City - The site contains information: For Growth Companies, For Investors, For KC Resource Organizations, For Job Seekers  https://www.kcsourcelink.com/

For Jobs, Click on “Apply for a job on the Startland News Startup and Innovation Jobs Board” to see a list of Part Time and Full-Time positions. Search by Key Words, Locations, Choose a Category (Co-founder, Accounting/Finance, Admin/Customer Service, Design/Creative, Engineering/IT, HR, Management, Marketing, Sales, etc.). Choose a type of job (Freelance, Full-time, Internship, Part-Time, Temporary).

CareerUSA.org / CareerDFW.org
CareerUSA.org (a CareerDFW website) is for anyone in career transition. We are broadcasting live free career training workshops and seminars 4 days a week. LinkedIn Tuesdays at 1pm Central, Interviewing Wednesdays at 1pm Central, Effective Resume Seminar - 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 1pm Central, Networking Seminar - 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 1pm Central, North Dallas / Plano Career Focus Group Fridays at 930am Central To see past recordings visit the CareerUSA YouTube channel. They are broken down into several playlists: LinkedIn Training, Interview Training, Effective Resume Training, and Speakers who have presented to the North Dallas / Plano Career Focus Group on different topics.
Free Online Career Workshops - Check the calendar on this website. www.CareerDFW.org or www.CareerUSA.org If you would like to join our mailing list for upcoming FREE career workshops (and Zoom links) send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.O*NETonline.org  - Welcome to your tool for career exploration and job analysis. This website has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by jobseekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, developers, researchers, and more.

Check these Main tabs - Occupation Keyword Search (Add Occupation Title), Help (Job Seeker Help, Job Accommodations, etc.), Find Occupations (Bright Outlook, etc.), Advanced Searches (Job Duties, etc.), Crosswalks (Military, Education, etc.)

Additional Tabs - Introduction, Advanced Searches, Browse By O*NET Data, More Career Sites and Resources, Attn: Veterans, Habla Española? O*NET Resource Center, O*NET Updates

www.usa.gov - A national listing for government jobs. Scroll down to All Topics and Services, then click on Jobs, Labor Laws, and Unemployment, then How To Find Jobs And Free Training, next select How To Find A Job (There you will find 4 suggested sources for looking for jobs

Job Search Engines to check - www.indeed.com, www.careerbuilder.com, www.linkedin.com, www.glassdoor.com, www.simplyhired.com, www.getwork.com (formerly www.linkup.com), www.snagajob.com, www.facebook.com/jobs, www.ziprecruiter.com, www.roberthalf.com/jobs .

Job Boards for REMOTE Jobs to check - Talent.Hubstaff.com, WeWorkRemotely.com, VirtualVocations.com, Remote.co, WorkingNomads.co, JobsPresso.co, Remotive.io, Crossover.com, JustRemote.co, SkipTheDrive.com, etc. Freelancer Gigs - On most of these web sites, small businesses, corporations, and individuals post work they need to be completed with the type of project, completion date, and the budget. Interested providers submit bids for the project to the requester. On the other websites mentioned, freelancers list their skills, expertise, offerings, and products. Then, requesters can decide who they want to complete the project work. The 8 web sites listed for review are www.Upwork.com, www.Freelancer.com, www.Fiverr.com, www.99designs.com, www.toptal.com, www.peopleperhour.com, www.guru.com, and www.Craigslist.org (On the Craigslist home page, check for the column listings titled All Jobs, and then set up an account). Since each website has its own characteristics, make sure to review all of them before a decision is made.

www.jobs.mo.gov  - Job seekers in both KS and MO can use this website (and the Kansas website) in their search because they offer reciprocal support for some services (like reviewing job listings) to residents who reside in one state and are looking for a job in the other. Not sure how to get started with your job search? Whether you’ve lost your job, looking for a new job, or are ready to start your first job, we are here to help you. No matter where you are in your search, we can provide online and in-person resources, products, and services to you at no cost. Get started now! Check these tabs - Find A Job, Plan Your Career, Training And Development, Prepare For The Job, Community. Additional information is also available for job seekers by contacting us to schedule an appointment at 888-728-5627, or by calling us with Questions at 866-506-0251 - State of Missouri Office of Workforce Development. Office Hours (Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, or Fridays 8:00 am-4:00 pm CST)

Kansas Career Navigator https://kscareernav.gov
The Kansas Career Navigator is an intuitive dashboard intended to aid in the selection of education and training programs, access workforce training providers, analyze performance information, and labor market information. Additionally, by navigating this site, a user has real-time access to high-demand, high-wage opportunities by county or local area selection.

Take the helm in learning more about wages, job openings, education and work experience expectations, access provider listings, forecasted vacancies and much, much more.

Click on the Kansas Works logo and create a Job Seeker Profile Account.

With this account you can:
• Perform and save advanced searches to find the job that's perfect for you. 
• Create and post an unlimited number of resumes with our resume wizard.
• Explore the most in-demand occupations by industry and location.
• Find on-the-job training and apprenticeship opportunities.
• Fulfill unemployment insurance requirements.
• Connect with career counselors for advice and support.

       How we can help job seekers:

  • Creating a professional resume can be intimidating. With our step-by-step resume-building wizard, put together a resume that showcases your strengths and experiences with minimal effort.
  • Want a new career? Connect with a career counselor about state and federally funded (aka, free!) opportunities to learn in-demand skills and gain industry-recognized credentials.
  • Manage your job searches, update your account, and receive job match alerts. KANSASWORKS is mobile responsive and easy to use from any phone, tablet, or PC.

For additional information, go back and Click on the Kansas Department of Labor logo on the home page for:
• Labor Market data
• What’s New
• Resources

 www.CareerUSA.org - "Giving you the tools you need to land your next great opportunity"

Job Seeker Resources (Career Planning, KansasWorks Job Seeker Guides, Occupation Guides & Resources, Migrant & Seasonal Farm Worker)

For additional information, go back and click on the Kansas Department of Labor logo on the Home Page for: Monthly Labor Report, Occupational Information, Industry Information, Labor Force and Unemployment Rate, Publications, Employment Outlook, High Demand Occupations, and Tools, Help, and Other Resources.

Lastly, check out each one of these tabs on the Home Page - Kansas State Department of Education, KansasWorks, Kansas Department of Labor, The Kansas Board of Regents (College Training Programs), Kansas Office of the Governor.