Do you want to increase your odds of getting an interview? The solution is simple: network. The New York Times highlighted the news that employers (such as Ernst & Young) are ramping up their employee referral hiring. Why? Simple, according to a Mr. Nash of Ernst & Young, “Our analysis shows referred hires perform better, stay longer and are quicker to... View Article
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You’ve read all the blog posts, articles and ebooks. You’ve heard pundits on TV, radio and down your local pub swearing by the power of social media. It’s the solution to everyone’s customer service gripes, online dating, general time waste and of course your job search. We’re told recruiters and employers spend all day trawling through random social networks to... View Article
Tap the words ‘jobs’ and ‘Facebook’ into Google and see what happens. You will find internal careers at the company and that’s it. How come there is no general careers section on Facebook? Why isn’t there a job board built into the world’s largest social network? You’re not the only one to wonder why this may be. When Eduardo Saverin,... View Article
I believe we've all heard about BeKnown by now. It's a Facebook application, which allows users to connect with their Facebook friends in a professional way. The functionalities are very similar to Linkedin but the interface is much more similar to Facebook, combining aspects from both networks. The app is powered by Monster.com, one of the largest employment websites in the world. They advert BeKnown as a network that provides users with more convenience, control and connections. It all makes sense, at least in theory.
Increasing your networkOnce you install BeKnown one of the first things it asks you to do is to invite your Facebook friends to join your network. I started BeKnown with zero connections. One day after it launched I received two invites from Facebook friends. A couple of days passed and my network did not increase, which made me realise I had to start inviting people. After one day, only one person accepted my invite to join BeKnown. Which makes me wonder, how much potential does this network within a network concept will work? Comparing with LinkedIn, which currently has more than 150 million users and a good number of monthly visitors, Facebook is still the winner with more than 800 million and very high usage. So it might be that Facebook has more potential? Not sure, since the audience is not exactly the same. Remember, we still believe Linkedin is the most important social network.