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Friday, January 13, 2012
Hey everyone, have you heard about BeKnown yet?? It's a professional networking tool created by Monster.com to operate as a Facebook app - in other words, BeKnown helps you build your professional network with your existing Facebook contacts! While there are other professional networking sites out there, let's be honest... you probably check Facebook more throughout the day than those websites, right? I know I do!
Ok, I know what you're thinking... why would you want to use another networking tool, especially one that is connected to your (most likely) unprofessional and/or very personal Facebook profile? First, it never hurts to network everywhere - you just never know what opportunities may come up! Second, BeKnown allows you to create your own professional profile that is not linked in any way to your Facebook profile on the reader's end. So, you can post those all those crazy party photos for your Facebook friends to see, but your BeKnown contacts will only see the professional profile you set up through the app. Pretty cool!
Also, you can connect with current Facebook friends, people on Facebook that are within your extended networks (schools, companies, etc.), Twitter connections, and e-mail contacts. This is truly an all-encompassing networking tool! With so much emphasis now on first impressions through social media, BeKnown is a powerful way to connect to a broad range of people while also staying in control of what you want them to know. In fact, I know a number of people who won't connect to their colleagues on Facebook, but now you can without revealing the details of your personal life.
BeKnown is a new app, so to kick things off, they want to offer 2 Employed Panache readers an interview survival pack! This includes a limited edition beauty kit by Benefits cosmetics, a professional (and cute!) business card holder, and a $10 Starbucks gift card (total $70 value). Wow! To enter, all you have to do is sign up for BeKnown and leave a comment below telling me that you did so. For additional entries, leave separate comments telling me how you follow Employed Panache (Google, Bloglovin', Twitter, and/or Facebook). You can also tweet about this giveaway - just link back to me @EmployedPanache.
* Please note: Please use Disqus to leave a comment. Make-up kits may vary from the sample pictured. This giveaway is open until 11:50pm EST on Thursday January 19, 2012. I'll pick a random winner on Friday January 20, 2012.
Get networking and good luck!
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