For all you “e-reader” folks who love to digest your reading material digitally, Social Networking for Career Success is now available on Kindle!
You can read the Kindle edition on Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, PC and Mac. You can pick it up on Amazon for only $5.59 — what a deal!
Monster.com recently launched a new social network, called BeKnown. The network is housed as a Facebook application and aims to help people leverage their Facebook contacts for professional purposes. I wrote about BeKnown on Keppie Careers, explaining it allows Facebook/BeKnown users to:
- Easily invite contacts from other social networks to expand their BeKnown network beyond their existing Facebook friends
- Keep social activity with friends and family separate from work-related activity with professional contacts
- See who among their professional contacts on BeKnown is connected to a company or job opportunity of interest
- Connect professional networking to Monster’s job search and browse tools and import their Monster profile to BeKnown from right within the app
When the application launched, new users could link their LinkedIn profiles and also see a list of their LinkedIn friends to invite via BeKnown. I imported my LinkedIn profile to create my BeKnown profile and invited my LinkedIn contacts I thought might want to join BeKnown to connect with me there. Unfortunately, the API (how networks interact with each other) for LinkedIn failed to keep up with the BeKnown inquiries. While I was able to add my profile, my invitations never reached their recipients. My contact at Monster explained it would take a few extra days for my invites to be delivered.
Soon thereafter, TechCrunch reported on LinkedIn’s decision to cut off API access to BeKnown and others for terms of service violations. The MonsterThinking blog responded by questioning LinkedIn’s decision to cut off the applications, especially in light of the fact that the BranchOut app had been live and using the API for nearly one year. Monster wondered why, within 5 days of BeKnown’s official launch, LinkedIn decided to make its move and cut off API access.
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I’m excited to announce I’m Maggie Mistal’s guest on her radio program, “Making a Living” on Martha Stewart Living Radio, SIRIUS/XM 110 this week. Maggie’s show airs Fridays 4PM Eastern/1PM Pacific, and you can catch me this Friday, July 8th.
We’ll be talking about my new book, Social Networking for Career Success, and I’ll be offering tips and advice for job seekers and entrepreneurs about the right social networks to join and use.
If you haven’t listened in to Maggie’s show, you are missing out! Her past guests include: Martha Stewart, Deepak Chopra, Stephen Covey, Sally Field, Patricia Heaton, Ty Pennington, Barbara Corcoran, Dilbert creator Scott Adams and Henry Winkler.
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