I’m excited to announce the first giveaway on the blog, courtesy of the team from BeKnown. The package includes a business card holder, $10 Starbucks giftcard, and Essential Interview Grooming Tools. Many items in this giveaway cater to my female readers, but the application itself is suitable for men and women!
BeKnown is a new site powered by Monster.com that allows you to utilize your Facebook network for professional purposes. It’s similar to LinkedIn, in that it allows you to upload your resume, write and request recommendations, and make connections to other professionals. However, it allows you to utilize your Facebook network. BeKnown integrates all your connections on one platform, to allow you to manage your professional network and your personal network in a single place on the web. And, because BeKnown is connected to Monster.com, you’ll receive job recommendations related to you profile.
BeKnown recently released and iPhone version of the app, in addition to their standard Facebook app. You can check out a guided tour of the platform, join them on BeKnown.com, or find them on Facebook.
I think BeKnown is another tool in the online presence arsenal. I think it is a great tool for college students and young professionals to build their network, but I think that more seasoned professionals are already in the habit of using LinkedIn and Facebook separately. As more employers search for candidates online, research candidates online, and even hire online, a strong, professional web presence will be essential to success. Since so many people are already on Facebook, BeKnown is an easy transition for managing a professional network as well.
Here’s the deal on how to win the giveaway package: The giveaway entries close at midnight on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, and I’ll announce a winner on Thursday, December 8, 2011. There are two ways to enter:
1) Check out the BeKnown site, and leave a comment on Consciously Corporate about your favorite feature or a feature that you think needs improvement.
2) Tweet this post and your impression of the BeKnown platform.
If you leave a comment on the blog, please leave a valid email address, so that I can contact you with details if you win. I’ll DM you on Twitter if you enter the giveaway via Tweet.
I’ll choose two winners to receive the package, which includes a business card holder, $10 Starbucks giftcard, and the Essential Interview Grooming Tools.