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Job site launches app for professional networking in Singapore

Veronica C. Silva | Dec. 19, 2011
Through Facebook, professionals and recruiters can network to widen their job and talent search.

- Job webiste Monster has introduced in Singapore a networking application that allows users to create their own professional network through Facebook, one of the top social networking sites globally.

The app, called BeKnown, is accessible to users of Facebook. Monster Singapore said that through the app, job seekers and employers can both widen opportunities in their job and talent search.

BeKnown is an app from Monster that allows job seekers to enhance their online professional identity. By combining professional networking with job search, BeKnown users can see from their professional contacts those who are connected to a company and the job opportunities they are interested in. Job seekers can connect their professional networking to Monster's job search and browse tools.

Users of the BeKnown app can also invite contacts from other social networking sites and by e-mail. To start the process quickly, users can import their Monster profile to BeKnown within the app.

"The launch of BeKnown is another extension of our commitment to meet the evolving needs of job seekers and employers by adding professional networking to their online recruitment, job search, and career management toolkit," said Sanjay Modi, managing director, Monster.com (India/Middle East/ South East Asia). "Monster Singapore provides people who use Facebook a powerful professional networking experience through a platform that showcases their professional brand, features career updates and advances their career goals while keeping personal and work-related content and interactions completely separate."

For talent recruiters, BeKnown opens up the search to Facebook's estimated 2.6 million members in Singapore, even the so-called passive job seekers.

The app is available in 19 languages and can be downloaded at http://apps.facebook.com/beknown.

 

 

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