Monster.com recently launched BeKnown, a professional networking app for Facebook. BeKnown allows you to set up a professional profile directly on Facebook that is completely separate from your personal Facebook page. BeKnown also lets you conduct a job search of Monster's database of jobs without ever leaving BeKnown or Facebook. By tapping into the networks of their Facebook friends, young professionals can easily connect and see who among their existing contacts is connected to a company or job opportunity they are interested in.
BeKnown got me thinking about my very first job interview where I walked in dressed like this.
Needless to say I did NOT get that job! I mean seriously a leather skirt and sequins?!
Black is seen as an authoritative color however an entire black suit can be too strong and somewhat alienating. A dark gray suit however gives an pulled together appearance without coming off too aggressive. Make sure the blouse you choose is not too low cut, see through or lacy. I chose a gorgeous royal blue as the shell because people equate blue with being traditional and trustworthy.
A classic pump no higher then 4 inches with a toe that's not too rounded or too pointy. Tripping over yourself as you walk into the interview does not instill confidence in your interviewer ahahaha.
Simple studs are great because you don't want your giant hoop earrings to be swishing around while you talk. A nice watch is perfect on the wrist as it gives the impression that you are an punctual and efficient individual. Also make sure your nails are well manicured something like a pinky nude is perfect!
A nice structured bag where you can keep your portfolio (and those extra resumes!) really ties your outfit together and gives you a pulled together businesslike appearance. Also turn your cell phone and Ipod off and tuck them inside your bag before you walk into the office building. You never know who you could be standing next to in the elevator on your way up.
Lastly do you know how important makeup is? It can take you from being disheveled to polished and take you from feeling unprepared to confident just because you put your best face forward!
BeKnown wants to help us put our best face forward! They've graciously sent me a fantastic makeup kit and a professional card holder and guess what?!
They want to send another kit to one of my lucky readers! :)
The picture below is a SAMPLE however you will receive a makeup kit similar to the one below.
Giveaway ends Monday 01.09.12 @ 11.59 p.m. EST
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1. Go to BeKnown's Facebook App through this link.
2. Once you sign in through FB "Like" the BeKnown's FB page.
3. Follow me on Google Friend Connect
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Did you know you can also access BeKnown's Facebook App on Apple as well? Go Here.
Disclaimer: I am taking part in Monster.com's "Present The Best You" Online contest. Prize pack and other materials in this giveaway are sponsored by Monster Worldwide Inc.