While you don’t need to be social media savvy to land many oil and gas jobs, it is a fast-paced industry with a constant flow of new developments and news.
As a student or new grad hoping to start your career in the petroleum industry, it’s important to stay up-to-date not only with the latest goings-on in the industry, but also with what each employer is up to so you’re prepared to talk about it in your cover letter and in job interviews with oil and gas employers.
These are our must-follows in the petroleum industry:
Careers In Oil And Gas
Careers In Oil And Gas is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about the petroleum industry.
— Careers in Oil & Gas (@careersinoandg) July 9, 2012
Oil Sands Today
Go behind the scenes at Canada’s oil sands with this Twitter account, managed by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). They often tweet photos of oil sands operations as well as day-in-the-life pictures of the local communities that support them.
— OilSandsToday (@OilSandsToday) August 17, 2012
As one of Canada’s largest energy companies focused on responsibly developing Canada’s oil sands, Suncor Energy has a lot to tweet about. They post everything from jobs to company news to behind-the-scenes videos with employees and more! Check out Suncor Energy on TalentEgg and follow them on Twitter:
— Suncor Energy Inc. (@suncorenergy) August 21, 2012
Stefanie Hanz is a campus recruiter contracted by Suncor Energy who is super active on Twitter. She tweets Suncor’s jobs, oil and gas news, recruitment tips, and lots of other great reads and resources. Plus, she responds directly to students and new grads who ask questions!
— Stef Hanz (@SourceSpot) August 23, 2012
Make sure you follow Imperial Oil, Canada’s largest petroleum refiner and one of the largest producers of crude oil and natural gas, to learn about and stay up-to-date on what’s happening with this fast-moving company.
Explore our operations across Canada with our interactive operations map bit.ly/q8vTE3.
— Imperial Oil (@imperialoil) August 1, 2012
Shell Canada, active in Canada since 1911 and now one of the country’s largest integrated oil and gas companies, has a Twitter account featuring breaking news about the company and its operations in Canada, plus jobs, industry news, events and insights into what it’s like to work with Shell.
— Shell Canada (@Shell_Canada) August 17, 2012
Leor, Corporate Responsibility Advisor at Cenovus Energy, is really passionate about helping young people look at the oil and gas industry in a new light. Why follow him? He’ll help you look at the petroleum industry through a political and environmental lens.
— Leor Rotchild (@PlanetLeor) August 6, 2012
Alberta Oil Magazine
If you’re planning to start your petroleum career where the majority of oil and gas jobs are, this magazine is a must-follow. Alberta Oil Magazine tends to focus on the business of the oil and gas industry, so it should be of particular interest to students and new grads entering business and operations support roles in the industry.
Alberta Oil: Quebecers get a taste of the oil patch during Alberta tour ht.ly/1luZrH
— Alberta Oil Magazine (@AlbertaOilMag) July 20, 2012
The Oil And Gas Magazine
Get a more global perspective on the oil and gas industry. This magazine features the latest news and industry issues from around the world!
The Ten Reasons To Love Natural Gasforbes.com/sites/robertle…
— The OGM (@theogmonline) August 24, 2012