LinkedIn has been known as the preeminent professional social network online. But there have been several start-ups that are hoping to also break into that genre, and if Monster.com has their way, they will be a major competitor in the professional social networking game. Monster.com has created their own professional network application on Facebook called BeKnown.
According to the information I received:
BeKnown allows you to set up a professional profile directly on Facebook that is completely separate from your personal Facebook page. One of the apps newest features, College Pages, even provides a way for alumni to network professionally on Facebook and view job postings from their fellow graduates!
With BeKnown College Pages:
Any jobs posted by alumni on BeKnown are added to the College/University profile page and Alumni with job opportunities can post jobs to students and recent alums for free
Students can follow their school and build relationships/connections with alumni working at top companies & discover alumni jobs
In addition to College Pages, BeKnown also lets you conduct a job search of Monster’s database of jobs without ever leaving BeKnown or Facebook. By tapping into the networks of their Facebook friends, young professionals can easily connect, send messages, and see who among their existing contacts is connected to a company or job opportunity they are interested in.
With Facebook being the top social network, it was smart of Monster.com to launch BeKnown within Facebook as an application. So people can use the tool while being logged into Facebook. Genius!
There is also a BeKnown mobile app for phones:
Facebook app: http://apps.facebook.com/beknown
Mobile apps: http://app.beknown.com/mobile/ (only accessible from your mobile phone)
iPhone app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beknown/id459774317
Android app: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.beknown.android
Monster.com would like you to try BeKnown on Facebook or via their mobile app. They also want to help you snag the job of your dreams by giving away a BeKnown Interview Survival Kit to one lucky TheCubicleChick.com reader.
The kit includes:
· Limited Edition Beauty Kit by Benefit Cosmetics
· Professional Business Card Holder
· $10 Starbucks gift card
To enter to win the BeKnown Interview Survival Kit, you must do the following:
- Follow me on Twitter and Facebook
- Download the BeKnown app and/or mobile device
- Comment and let me know why you would like to win the kit
One winner will be selected on December 30th, 2011 at random. This giveaway opportunity is open to U.S. residents only, void where prohibited.
And to read my tips for a successful interview, click HERE.
Good luck! And check out BeKnown!
I, The Cubicle Chick, is offering this giveaway to my readers via BeKnown and Monster.com. This is not a sponsored or paid giveaway.