Monster updated its jobs board a few days ago when it added a “friends” connection. Essentially, this allows its members to view who they know at companies who post jobs on the site.
Here’s how it works: If you’re looking for a job on Monster, there’s a “see who you know” feature. With one click of a mouse, a list pops up full of the BeKnown connections who currently work at the company you’re looking into. And if you aren’t already a member of BeKnown, you can join. All you need is a Facebook login to sign up.
According to a post on ERE, this allows job seekers to engage in a conversation on the site about the job opportunity as well as the company. Instead of simply applying, job seekers are encouraged to connect with people within the company to establish a personal connection.