Following an employer on Twitter can be one of the best ways to learn about the company, its culture and its career opportunities.
Not many employers are actively using Twitter to recruit students and recent grads yet, but there are a few that are doing interesting things on the short-form social network that could be useful to you in your job hunt.
Check out our top picks for which technology employer accounts to follow on Twitter below, including a brief overview and a recent tweet from each account.
This list is by no means exhaustive, so tell us who you follow in the comments section at the end of the article and stay tuned for more Twitter round-ups for other industries.
@ExtremeBlue: The Twitter account for IBM’s premier internship program for top-notch students pursuing software development and MBA degrees commonly features industry news, Extreme Blue events and information, and tweets from current and former interns.
Application information for Extreme Blue in *all* geographies, including US, Canada, Europe & Asia is here: ibm.com/extremeblue
— IBM Extreme Blue (@ExtremeBlue) December 2, 2011
@IBM_NEWS: The latest tweets from the IBM News Room will help you stay up-to-date on everything that IBM is doing in Canada and around the world.
— IBM News Room (@IBM_NEWS) March 7, 2012
@IBMWatson: Follow the story of the development of Watson from a modest DeepQA machine to a formidable Jeopardy! contestant, and find out how Watson represents a leap forward in data analytics and how this technology will impact business and industry.
— IBM Watson (@IBMWatson) March 5, 2012
@kobo: Stay up on the latest Kobo news, deals and events. This account will give you a good idea of what’s new and hot at Kobo and in the eBook publishing world.
Dark Horse now available on Kobo Vox! blog.kobobooks.com/dark-horse-com…
— Kobo (@kobo) March 5, 2012
@KoboJobs: Occasional tweets featuring career opportunities at Kobo.
Are you response marketer at heart with a strong affinity & understanding of social media? Mngr Social Media Marketing kobo.to/mShOlt
— KoboJobs (@KoboJobs) February 8, 2012
@LightSpeedPOS: The LightSpeed team (based in Montreal) specializes in building next-generation Point of Sale systems that offer business owners powerful, intuitive retail tools for Mac and iOS, so they tweet about everything from company news to eCommerce trends.
— LightSpeed (@LightSpeedPOS) March 2, 2012
@accenture_ca: Accenture career news for Canada. Follow for company news, insights into their culture and career paths, recruiter tips and real-time job updates.
— Accenture Canada (@accenture_ca) March 9, 2012
@Recruit_Campus: Lisa Kramer is the Campus Recruiting Leader at Accenture Canada and one of the most active recruiters on Twitter in Canada. She posts new updates pretty much every day so you know what’s going on with her and Accenture across the country.
— Lisa Kramer (@Recruit_Campus) March 8, 2012
@ASoftchoiceLife: The official Softchoice careers Twitter account tweets about jobs and career tips, as well as company events, culture, news and more.
— Softchoice Careers (@ASoftchoiceLife) March 7, 2012
@googlestudents: This Twitter account features Google news and updates especially for students.
— Google Students (@googlestudents) February 29, 2012
Research In Motion
@RIMstudents: RIM’s super interactive student careers Twitter account allows you to stay on top of where RIM is recruiting across North America and learn more about the company at the same time.
— Research In Motion(@RIMstudents) March 7, 2012
@EvanBirtch: Evan Birtch is the Team Lead of Campus Programs at RIM – he tweets about everything from RIM’s campus recruitment activities to what it’s like to work at RIM to inspirational quotes to interview tips.
— Evan Birtch (@EvanBirtch) February 16, 2012
@TalentEgg: Not every employer has their own Twitter account, but you can stay up to date on the latest technology jobs for students and recent graduates in Canada by following TalentEgg on Twitter.
— TalentEgg.ca (@TalentEgg) March 9, 2012
Which technology employers do you follow on Twitter? Leave your recommendations in the comments below!
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