Fri, Jul 1, 2011
Recently I started following my 1,954th person on Twitter. Why is that significant? Well, when every baseball fan hears “1954,” they think of the legendary Willie Mays. In the World Series that year, the centerfielder made what many consider the greatest catch ever made. As the story goes, a young fan asked him after the game if he was nervous while trying to make the catch. “Nervous?” says Mays, “No. Son, this is the World Series. I’m not nervous, just excited. If you can’t get excited for this, you’re in the wrong game.”
Well, for us at Monster – and especially for those of us social media – this is as exciting as it gets. Bringing the biggest and best collection of jobs to the largest social network on Earth? Yes, please! After all, there may be no better content to share via social networks than a job referral. And if we can’t get excited for this, then we’re in the wrong fields as well. And believe me, we’re excited.
To show you why, we’ve assembled as strong a starting five in our batting order as any team in the majors. To help introduce you to BeKnown, here’s this week’s top 5 posts from the world of work we consider “must reads” on BeKnown for HR and recruiting professionals.
5. Monster Launches Facebook App to Challenge Linked In by Lara O’Reilly: This article from iStockAnalyst is the classic leadoff hitter: starts off by making contact, gets where it needs to go quickly, and, ultimately, comes around to score an important run in the early innings in a high stakes game.
4. Monster’s BeKnown. What Does It Mean for You? How to Join by Donna Svei: This moves the runners forward – as all great second hitters do – in her comparison of BeKnown with other networking applications. Consider this a sacrifice fly that should help job seekers – and employers – advance on the base paths to professional success.
3. About.com: BeKnown Facebook App From Monster: Alison Doyle gives us a succinct overview of BeKnown and its features in this article that’s a prototypical number 3 spot: a combination of speed and strength from one of the perennial all-stars of the career management space.
2. Monster to Challenge LinkedIn With BeKnown: A Job Network Within Facebook by Bilal Hamid: The Social Media Times hammers it home, as all true clean-up hitters should, in this assessment featuring insight from Monster Worldwide’s own power hitter, CEO Sal Iannuzzi, which knocks it out of the ballpark.
1. Monster Speaks Out About BeKnown And BranchOut Differences by Tim Sackett: And batting fifth, this Fistful of Talent post features a video from Monster’s own and one of the (many) brains behind BeKnown: product manager Tom Chevalier. Here’s a video of Tom at SHRM, batting in Willy Mays’ fifth spot, explaining why job seekers and employers alike should “Say Hey” to BeKnown.
If you’ve checked these out and are hungry for more, remember you can always visit our Facebook BeKnown fan page or, if you have questions, the app page on Facebook as well. So from our team at Monster to your BeKnown team-in-waiting, we wish you a wonderful holiday weekend!