Job Hunting

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Looking for a job? This tutorial includes the best places to look for job openings in Kansas City, lists helpful local agencies, identifies job clubs for networking and support, and suggests some books to help you in your search.

Job listings | Helpful local agencies | Job clubs | Books

Job listings

More and more job postings are being found on the Internet. Web sites have been created which allow employers to post jobs as well as allow job seekers to post their resumes. Some sites are specific to the Kansas City area while others allow one to search a much larger geographic area. Additionally many companies place their job openings on their web sites.

Kansas City Area

Kansas City Star - Employment
Search jobs published in the Kansas City Star.

KC Career Link
Find jobs in the Kansas City area.

Kansas City Business Journal - Jobs
Jobs posted here tend to be ones that require extensive education and/or experience.

National job search sites restricted to Kansas City:

Missouri and Kansas

Missouri Career Source
The Missouri Division of Workforce Development’s web site lists jobs available throughout the state of Missouri. It includes job listings, how to file an Unemployment Insurance claim, information on how to search for jobs, and more.

Kansas Works
Find jobs in Kansas.

Job Hunting Advice

Beehive - Jobs
This is an excellent site for career and job planning. The site offers a career interest inventory, information of writing a resume, qualifying for unemployment benefits, and a place to keep track of your job hunting plan. The information is provided in English and Spanish.

Helpful Local Agencies

There are many agencies in the area that offer assistance to job seekers. The services they provide include job search classes and skill building classes. Likewise, the Kansas City Public Library offers a variety of classes that help the job seeker.

Full Employment Council
1740 Paseo Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64108
“The Full Employment Council is a business-led, private, nonprofit corporation whose mission is to obtain public and private sector employment for the unemployed and underemployed residents of the Greater Kansas City area.”

Excelsior Springs Job Corps
“Job Corps is the largest residential education and training program in the United States for disadvantaged youth ages 16 through 24.”

Missouri Career Center - Kansas City - South
6801-A Longview Road
Kansas City, MO 64134-3315

Missouri Career Center – Independence
15301 East 23rd Street South
Independence, MO 64055-1698

1817 Campbell St.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Jewish Vocational Services
1608 Baltimore
Kansas City, MO 64108

Job Clubs

Job clubs can provide job hunting tips, networking and moral support while looking for a job. Many of the clubs meet at churches and are on the Kansas side of the state line however the clubs are open to anyone regardless of where they live and religious affiliation.

Center for Spirit at Work
Career Transition Support Group
4310 Madison, Suite 204
Kansas City, MO
Also at the Kauffman Foundation
4801 Rockhill Road
Contacts: Bob Gillis 816-268-1077 or Patrick Hasty 816-268-1078
Support for persons out of work, underutilized, considering a job transition or seeing a new direction.

First Baptist Church of Raytown
“Job-Links” Networking Group

10500 E. 350 Hwy., Raytown, MO 64138
Contact: Pat Windham at 816.353.1994

List of Job Clubs in Johnson County, KS

Kansas City Metro Job Hunting Network
An online networking site created by the Sacred Heart Catholic Church


Books can give good advice on the job hunting process. Books have been written about the job hunting process in general, about finding a job online, as well as ones that address the concerns of a specific population. Just a few of the Library’s many job hunting books are listed below.

Insider’s Guide to Finding a Job by Wendy S. Enelow (650.14 E56I)

Job Hunting Online by Mark Emery Bolles (025.06 B69J 2008)

Blue-Collar Resume and Job Hunting Guide by Ronald L. Krannich (650.14 K89BL)

Job Hunting Tips for People With Hot and Not-So-Hot Backgrounds by Ronald L. Krannich (650.14 K89JT)

Find more books on job hunting or career guidance.

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