a new blog from Monster
RSS

Tag Archive | "Social Networking"

January 10, 2012

1 Comment

Top 5 Ways to Kill Your Personal Brand

Top 5 Ways to Kill Your Personal Brand

I have come across certain people who have tweeted nothing but their offerings and wares. Recruiters, you’re as guilty as anyone – I get that you’re posting a job, but why not at least attempt to converse with someone who may be a candidate rather than turn everything you post into a classifieds section? I don’t get it. Why are you on social media if you clearly don’t want to be social? Because that, my friend, is not social media. That’s advertising. And it’s frowned upon.

Continue reading...

December 7, 2011

3 Comments

5 Ways to Delight Your Customers

Posted by:

5 Ways to Delight Your Customers

today’s highly competitive, low-growth economy isn’t promising. When was the last time you went above and beyond and completely “delighted” a customer with your actions? If you’re having a hard time remembering you’re long over due. In fact, if you can’t think of multiple, recent examples it’s time to re-prioritize.

Continue reading...

October 28, 2011

4 Comments

Talent Communities and Generation Z

Posted by:

Talent Communities and Generation Z

One of the topics that has come to the forefront of our industry dialogue and conversation revolves around the emergence of talent communities, and the possibilities they present for employers, brands and job seekers. But while we’ve discussed how talent communities fit into the future of talent, how will they service – and what will they mean – for the talent of the future? Let’s think about what talent communities can do for Generation Z.

Continue reading...

September 9, 2011

Comments Off

Monster 5 for Friday – Referral Edition

Posted by:

Monster 5 for Friday – Referral Edition

The power of peer recommendations is a phenomenon which prevails in all transactional areas of business, but perhaps no where is it more prevalent, valuable or necessary than in talent acquisition and human capital management. HR is in the business of people, and leveraging connections and building trust is fundamental to the function.

Because referrals are what makes the hiring cycle go ’round.

Continue reading...

August 16, 2011

1 Comment

Facebook at Work: The Professional Future of Your Personal Network

Posted by:

Facebook at Work: The Professional Future of Your Personal Network

The short history of social media is littered with tools and technologies that were, for a brief moment, the “next big thing” for business, the proverbial ‘killer app’ that would justify, and expand, the investment of brands and organizations in the social web. From MySpace to SecondLife and a thousand other already obsolete platforms in between, only Facebook, so far, has proved a legitimate contender for the title, as ensconced in popular culture as it is in public consciousness.

Continue reading...

July 27, 2011

2 Comments

How to Follow a Conference Virtually

Posted by:

How to Follow a Conference Virtually

This Friday I planned to cover the Talent Net Live (#TNL) conference at Rackspace in San Antonio for you. Unfortunately, business needs necessitated my being in St. Louis this week. This does offer me the opportunity to share how to attend a conference virtually using several social media platforms.

Continue reading...

July 7, 2011

7 Comments

How BeKnown Fits Into The New World of Work

Posted by:

How BeKnown Fits Into The New World of Work

Now that the dust has settled a little bit with the launch of BeKnown behind us, I wanted to take a step back to provide even more context for why we introduced our own professional networking app on Facebook, and perhaps more importantly, to discuss our intent for BeKnown’s growing user network.

Continue reading...

July 5, 2011

4 Comments

Behind The Buzz: BeKnown and User Experience

Posted by:

Behind The Buzz: BeKnown and User Experience

User experience is the tech world’s equivalent of offensive linemen: a thankless job of immense complexity and precision whose ultimate goal is to go unnoticed. In UX, like blocking, people only really notice when things go wrong. When things go right, a sleek, intuitive user experience can mean the difference between mainstream consumer acceptance or the short path to the large heap of has been (BetaMax, MS DOS) and never were (think: Sharper Image) technologies. We spoke with Andrea Facini, Monster’s Vice President of Global User Experience, to get a glimpse into this critical element of the way we experience technology – and, by extension, life – every day. In case you haven’t noticed.

Continue reading...

July 1, 2011

12 Comments

Monster Response to LinkedIn API Shut Down

Posted by:

Monster Response to LinkedIn API Shut Down

You might have heard about LinkedIn’s recent decision to shut down API access to certain developers, including Monster – earlier this week we launched our BeKnown professional networking app for Facebook. We are disappointed by this decision. Why? It’s not good for LinkedIn users: blocking the API effectively limits LinkedIn members’ ability to import their own profile data or invite their own connections to another environment, whether BeKnown or others.

Continue reading...