The hardest part about building your career is getting it started. And in a job climate that's as arid as the Sahara, job seekers need all the help they can get, especially if they're just out of college with little professional experience.
Enter BeKnown from Monster. BeKnown is a job networking utility app built right into Facebook. “Wait, stop right there. I don't want to integrate my professional life with my questionable photos from college and the inappropriately personal comments from Aunt Mildred on my wall.” I hear you, brother – that's what makes BeKnown so interesting.
While it's a fully integrated experience, BeKnown keeps business and pleasure separate. Your BeKnown profile is disconnected from your Facebook profile, and it remains that way. One of the coolest parts about the app is its networking aspects. You don't have to be Facebook friends to connect to someone on BeKnown. BeKnown automatically matches job opportunities for you based on your Facebook profile. The Monster job search is built right in, and you can see job openings at your friends' companies. How cool is that?
Your completed BeKnown profile acts as your virtual resume that can be used in your job search, and it can even be printed from a PDF version, useful for both job seekers and employers alike.
The folks at BeKnown know just like we do how hard the job search can be. Interview clothes can be expensive, and being able to work on your job search from anywhere requires some modern mobile technology. That's why we've teamed up with them to give away a brand-spanking new iPhone 4s and a $200 American Express gift card to one lucky winner. Head over to our Facebook page to enter! And while you're there, give BeKnown a look-see.
Only half the job search can be performed in your underwear from your bedroom – the other half requires looking the part with face to face meetings and interviews, and that's where Primer comes in.
Everyone knows making a great first impression is everything, so we've enlisted in-house style expert and mastermind behind Image Granted, Grant Harris. He's developed 3 interview Getups, each specifically tailored to a different office environment. While wearing a suit to every interview is a safe bet, sometimes insider knowledge of the company or culture will influence your style decisions for the big day. We've got one for smart casual offices; it'll keep you looking sharp without looking overdressed. A casual Getup for all you lucky laid-back office culture folks. And a conservative, corporate Getup that allows you to look your best without standing out like the weirdo with the neon tie.
All three Getups are interactive, so if you see an item you'd like to purchase or get more info on just click on it.