Are you a business professional looking for ways to improve your productivity and effectiveness on smart devices? Here is a list of some of Kristin’s favorite tools – professional and personal.


SPECIAL OFFERS:

 

AMAZON PRIME* — Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial

AUDIBLE* — Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks

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—  Google Apps for Business – Host your email and more.

   — file sharing is easier then ever!

Dropbox offers a virtual cloud space to drop files, photos and videos to be accessed via an app, desktop or website. 2GB to start for free. Spread the word and earn up to 8GB or pay to upgrade.

Click Here to start your FREE 2GB Account, for using our link you get 250MB for free.

— free Animoto (Video Slideshows) for you and your friends

If you refer a friend who purchases an Animoto Plus ($30) annual subscription, you receive 3 free months of Animoto Plus for yourself and your friend will get a $5 discount off the price of an annual subscription.

If your friend purchases an Animoto Pro annual subscription then you both receive 1 month of free Animoto Pro access.

Click Here to sign up – there is a free account for 30 second videos, you can always upgrade later!

—  hosting events online or live

Excellent resource to promote, manage and invite guests to an event. Free account or charge for a ticket/admission. Eventbrite allows your attendees to pay via credit card or paypal and you get paid after they deduct a small service fee per ticket.

Click Here to sign up for your free account.

* Disclaimer for these PRODUCTS I LOVE – I signed up to share and get rewards for you and me! If you click via this link we both share some love. I have only added products I personally use and recommend to my clients. 

 


GADGETS/HARDWARE

MIFI – Wireless 3G/4G Connection

NeatReceipt – Scanner Document/Business Card

SQUARE/Intuit – Credit Card System


SOFTWAREQuickBooks – Accounting/Invoicing

ANIMOTO – Video/Slideshow Software

CRM (Database) – Salesforce, ACT


 

GOOGLE

Google Analytics /Webmaster Tools – Measure Website Traffic

 

Yammer/Campfire – Online Chat/File Share for Projects to a Closed Group

Eventbrite /TicketLeap – Event Hosting/Tickets/Social Sharing

MailChimp/Contant Contact – Email Newsletter, Email Updates

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

LinkedIn – Networking, Sourcing, Referrals, Education

Facebook – Creating Community, Referrals, Support, Education

Twitter – Headline, Sharing Expertise, Listening, Filtering, Prospecting

Pinterest – “pin” images, Creating Influence, Ideas – Visual

YouTube/Vimeo/Viddler – Video Sharing

Bit.ly – URLs Shortener – QR Code Generator

HootSuite/Tweetdeck – Social Media Dashboard

 

APPLICATIONS

*Dropbox – File Sharing

Dragon – Dictation

HandySign – PDF Signature

Flipboard/Zite – RSS Feeds/Reader

Tungle – Schedule/Book Appointments

MileTracker – Track Miles for Taxes

* Full Disclosure — kick backs and or perks for Kristin. I only endorse tools I have personally used and would recommend to others.

 


Kristin’s IFTTT List of Recipes:

  • Creates a Log in DRIVE – ARRIVE/LEAVE at Work
  • LIKE Instagram Photos – Creates a NOTE in EVERNOTE’s Instagram Folder
  • If I favorite a Tweet – Users is Added to a Twitter List
  • Phone Calls (In and Out)– A log of time and #s in DRIVE
  • FEEDLY creates note with Link for articles saved for later – EVERNOTE
  • Instagram Followers added to Twitter List
  • Facebook Photos I’m Tagged in to Dropbox
  • Missed a Call? – Calendar Reminder before 5PM
  • LinkedIn Position Updates for contacts to DRIVE
  • GMAIL receipts for purchased to EVERNOTE folder
  • LinkedIn Connection on Google Drive
  • Twitter Followers and details in Google Drive

Kristin’s Tablet Apps:

  • Feedly
  • Buffer
  • Houzz
  • Pinterest
  • Amazon Kindle – Prime = Books & Video
  • Evernote – WebClipperSkitch
  • PDF Signer
  • GotoMeeting
  • Email
  • LinkedIn Pulse
  • Just UnFollow
  • lean House
  • Home Budget Manager

Kristin’s Smartphone Apps:

  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest
  • Google DRIVE, EMAIL, CHROME, CALENDAR, SCANS, YouTube, KEEP & MAPS
  • Starbucks & Dunkin Donuts
  • Evernote
  • Dropbox
  • IFTTT (IF)
  • Houzz, Uber, Lumosity, Snapchat,
  • Wireless Printer, TED, Bank, Disney Channel, Tadpoles, iHeartrRadio
  • MileTracker
  • Shoeboxed
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Tracy Davidson of NBC10 Interviewed Kristin Kane of Kane Partners on Resume Tips for 2010. For more about the tips Kane provided visit NBC Philadelphia and the link below:

 

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/business/Get-a-Job-Week-Resume-Tips-82086052.html

NBC 10

For the FULL ARTICLE and feature visit nbcphiladelphia.com

Below are the tips Kristin Kane, Director of Social Media & Recruting of Kane Partners provided for job seekers.

Add a Targeted Profile/Summary in 3rd Person
Starting your resume with a 3-5 sentence paragraph that highlights and summarizes your experience is a great way to pull in the reader. Use 3rd person and keep the information fact based, not just listing you are a ‘dedicated hard worker.’

Use Relevant Keywords and Action Verbs (Bullet Format)
Each job description calls for certain skills and the ability to hold/perform certain job responsibilities and duties. Using keywords with action verbs in your resume is often the best way to show that you have the experience they need. Bullets should start with the action verb followed by the explanation. Do not use “I” or list “responsible for” at each bullet, just start with the verb.

Define Key Accomplishments by Quantifying or Qualifying
Listing your keywords is not enough; you have to provide substance. What that means is you cannot expect results by putting your job description. Instead, add what impact you had on the company while doing your job. Some possible examples are: on-time projects, cost savings, improving process or team building. Another option would be giving numbers, like the size of your budget or the type of team you managed. By providing these details the company can see that you are a contributing employee and someone that can add value to their team.

Customize Each Resume to Align with Each Job
When applying to a job it is important your resume sells them on the fact you can do the job! It is almost impossible to have only one resume to be effective for all open positions. With that in mind, BEFORE you apply, look for what they want and compare that to your resume. Are they aligning? If not, (and you do have the experience) make sure it is clear that you CAN do the job. You have one shot to make an impression, sending a canned resume will not make an impression!

SUGGESTION: Print your Resume and Job Description

Distinguish the must have and preferred to haves on the description by highlighting in 2 different colors. Do the same with your resume. Compare both documents side by side.  What is missing on your resume that you have and they are asking for in the description. EDIT your resume as needed, THEN send your resume to the company. *Only put what you have experience in, no fibbing!

 

These resume tips were prepared by Kristin Kane, Director of Social Media with Kane Partners for the January 20, 2010 TV interview with Tracy Davidson.

 

1. Add a Targeted Profile/Summary

Starting your resume with a 3-5 sentence paragraph that highlights and summarizes your experience is a great way to pull in the reader. Use 3rd person and keep the information fact based, not just listing you are a ‘dedicated hard worker.’

2. Use Relevant Keywords and Action Verbs (Bullet Format)

Each job description calls for certain skills and the ability to hold/perform certain job responsibilities and duties. Using keywords with action verbs in your resume is often the best way to show that you have the experience they need. Bullets should start with the action verb followed by the explanation. Do not use “I” or list “responsible for” at each bullet, just start with the verb.

 

3. Define Key Accomplishments by Quantifying or Qualifying

Listing your keywords is not enough; you have to provide substance. What that means is you cannot expect results by putting your job description. Instead, add what impact you had on the company while doing your job. Some possible examples are: on-time projects, cost savings, improving process or team building. Another option would be giving numbers, like the size of your budget or the type of team you managed. By providing these details the company can see that you are a contributing employee and someone that can add value to their team.

4. Customize Each Resume to Align with Each Job

When applying to a job it is important your resume sells them on the fact you can do the job! It is almost impossible to have only one resume to be effective for all open positions. With that in mind, BEFORE you apply, look for what they want and compare that to your resume. Are they aligning? If not, (and you do have the experience) make sure it is clear that you CAN do the job. You have one shot to make an impression, sending a canned resume will not make an impression!

Today’s economic climate has had a huge impact on many people’s job search often leaving them with frustration and little results. With fewer jobs available and stiffer competition, many people asking the question… WHY? Why have I not received an interview or even a call back? I don’t get it… I can do the job!

Evaluating the question “WHY” is something every job seeker should do, especially in today’s economy. First one has to keep in mind the ‘job market’ has shifted, more people, less jobs which means you may/should have to change your strategy. Many job seekers have kept the same routine for job hunting and are expecting the same results as a few years ago.

Most people are equipped with a current resume, which is usually well written and aesthetically pleasing with only minor mistakes, spelling or grammatical. Unfortunately, the problem is the resume lacks real content, the key component to getting a call/interview. The ‘content’ is unique to each job seeker and a cookie cutter approach to a resume might not be the best strategy. A resume is not just your ‘job description’ but should include how you added value to the job. A well written resume may include: accomplishments, awards, cost saving measures, special projects, and/or what distinguishes you from the competition.

For those that are still not getting the call/interview… what now? First, I would suggest you pull up the job description and your resume. Does your resume actually say that you can do the job on paper? If not, this may be why you have not received a call. You do not appear qualified. Each company is looking for something different and you can’t assume they know you have done something because of your title. Be careful. There is a fine line between to much and not enough on your resume. Never lie or exaggerate on a resume. If you don’t have something do not put it. It’s grounds for immediate disqualification. Not sure how to phrase it, consult a professional. If you are applying to more then one type of job you should have more then one type of resume. It is the resume that will get you the interview or call back. If you haven’t spent the time or addressed what the company is looking for, especially in today’s economy, chances are you will end up in the ‘pass’ file.

Thanks to NBC10 I had the opportunity to help a job seeker, Alessandro, in a similar situation. It wasn’t until we actually sat down and went over his resume and the jobs he was applying to that we found what was missing. Go to AS SEEN ON NBC10 to view the story of Alessandro. Hopefully this will show job seekers a little elbow grease and editing of a resume can go a long way, especially in today’s economy! If you are having a similar problem or not sure why you might not be getting the call, help is out there. The current economy has slowed the hiring process and with the high unemployment rate the number of applicants has increased, therefore companies are slower to hire and more selective with a larger candidate pool. Remain positive and don’t be afraid to change your tactics to get seen.

As I like to say, it’s your resume that will get you the interview and the interview is what will get you the job. Your time and efforts should be invested in the resume!

November 12, 2009 – Bala Cynwyd, PA

Tracy Davidson of NBC10 hosts “Survive and Thrive” every Wednesday from 5:30-6:00pm. Tracy’s focus is on the consumer providing tips, hints, warnings and deals in the Philadelphia Region. Tracy has been focusing on the pressing issue of ‘careers’ and helping job seekers.

Kristin Kane of Kane Partners has been a special guest on the segment answering job seekers’ questions from: interviews, resumes, cover letters etc. Kristin’s contributions have been as a guest blogger on Tracy Davidson’s website (www.tracydavidson.com), answering questions LIVE in-studio via Facebook and remotely from Kane Partners HQ in Lansdale, PA.

In collaborating with Tracy and the NBC10 team, “Rev Up Your Resume” was created. Kristin Kane of Kane Partners Staffing Solutions gave a short presentation on how to tailor your resume to meet today’s market. This was an exclusive event for NBC10 viewers to not only hear a new perspective on constructing your resume to get a response, but to also seek help with a true professional, at no cost. “Working with Tracy Davidson has been amazing. She truly is looking out for her viewers in anyway she can.” said Kristin of Kane Partners. When Tracy heard the October event sold out she was the first to say, let’s do it again for the viewers. I am proud to support Tracy and the NBC10 team as they are helping our community “Survive and Thrive”.

The “Rev Up Your Resume” vision was not only to give jobseekers information but allow them to apply it on their personal resume and situation. The best way to do this successfully is in a one on one situation. Kristin recruited local Career Experts/Resume Writers to join her in answering questions one on one with jobseekers to ensure they had a top notch resume to meet today’s needs.

The success of the first event, October 8th, called for an encore presentation which was held November 12th. This event was fortunate to have 13 resume experts on hand to answer questions at a sold out event! The photo is shown of our experts from November 12th: Hanson Consulting, Dubin Group, Charesume, Career Concepts, McCloskey Partners, Debbie Harris, Carolyn Cott Resumes, Kristin Kane – Kane Partners, Tracy Davidson, JoyMark, and WorkingMatters.

Keep a sharp eye on NBC10 and Kane Partners Staffing Solutions “Career” events in 2010!

Kane Partners Staffing Solutions is proud to volunteer and help our local community seeking employment opportunities via events and community service projects. Track Kane Partners Jobs with Twitter at www.twitter.com/KaneJobs

NBC10′s free Resume Results Seminar Tuesday night was packed with people eager to learn how to fine-tune their resumes for the next big job interview. We streamed the event live online and have it posted right here so you can watch and get the same good information. Below, you’ll find additional tips by Kristin Kane from Kane Partners Staffing Solutions for building a resume that gets results!

Add a Targeted Profile/Summary in 3rd Person
Starting your resume with a 3-5 sentence paragraph that highlights and summarizes your experience is a great way to pull in the reader. Use 3rd person and keep the information fact based, not just listing you are a ‘dedicated hard worker.’

Use Relevant Keywords and Action Verbs (Bullet Format)
Each job description calls for certain skills and the ability to hold/perform certain job responsibilities and duties. Using keywords with action verbs in your resume is often the best way to show that you have the experience they need. Bullets should start with the action verb followed by the explanation. Do not use “I” or list “responsible for” at each bullet, just start with the verb.

Define Key Accomplishments by Quantifying or Qualifying
Listing your keywords is not enough; you have to provide substance. What that means is you cannot expect results by putting your job description. Instead, add what impact you had on the company while doing your job. Some possible examples are: on-time projects, cost savings, improving process or team building. Another option would be giving numbers, like the size of your budget or the type of team you managed. By providing these details the company can see that you are a contributing employee and someone that can add value to their team.

Customize Each Resume to Align with Each Job
When applying to a job it is important your resume sells them on the fact you can do the job! It is almost impossible to have only one resume to be effective for all open positions. With that in mind, BEFORE you apply, look for what they want and compare that to your resume. Are they aligning? If not, (and you do have the experience) make sure it is clear that you CAN do the job. You have one shot to make an impression, sending a canned resume will not make an impression!

SUGGESTION: Print your Resume and Job Description
Distinguish the must have and preferred to haves on the description by highlighting in 2 different colors. Do the same with your resume. Compare both documents side by side. What is missing on your resume that you have and they are asking for in the description. EDIT your resume as needed, THEN send your resume to the company. *Only put what you have experience in, no fibbing!

NBC Philadelphia First Published: Mar 23, 2010 3:25 PM EDT
Article Written by: Kristin Kane, Kane Partners

A promotional video created by Mike from GlobalDMS for our Social Media Division to help promote GlobalDMS’ GTS 2011 Event in Las Vegas this May. http://gts2011.com

Kristin Kane, Director of Social Media will be presenting on leveraging Social Media as a business development tool for Mortgage professionals.

The Global Technology Summit is OPEN to all and Social Media Sunday will kick off the 2 day event!

I’m back!

The 3 day Global Technology Summit in Las Vegas, hosted by GlobalDMS has come to an end. It’s time to get back to business as usual, except now I have new connections across the country in technology, mortgage lending and appraisals.  

Social Media is Technology with Global Reach.

As a social media specialist my main objective was to educate professionals on the power of LinkedIn. Understanding it’s not enough to have an account, but actually use an account to build and grow a business. I was able to provide 7 tips or ”need to knows” for current and new LinkedIn users.

Although the session was only 45 minutes we covered a lot. I can talk fast but I don’t expect everyone to follow at my pace. Which is why I am offering an encore presentation of my GTS2011 presentation. Only 100 spots available. First come, first serve.

GTS2011- Las Vegas

A special thanks to Matt D’Avella of Black Box Productions for shooting and editing the LinkedIn Vegas Video Invite! Awesome work, for more visit: http://bit.ly/bboxproductions.