If a tweet is sent from the forest, does anybody read it?
If you follow some of the Twitter accounts we recommend here, then yes!
The forest products industry has been a bit more conservative than others when it comes to using social media, but it’s starting to come around – and this week is probably one of the best to start following thanks to PaperWeek Canada, the annual conference of the pulp and paper industry taking place in Montreal from Feb. 4-8.
Since the industry overall is so new to social media, you’ll have a better chance at standing out to employers and maybe even becoming a social media leader in the industry yourself!
Resolute Forest Products
Resolute Forest Products is a global leader in the forest products industry, producing newsprint, commercial printing papers, market pulp and wood products. They are also among the first to starting using social networks and digital media like TalentEgg to connect with job seekers. Follow @resolutefpjobs for job listings and other updates from Resolute’s HR team. We also recommend following Resolute’s main account, @resolutefp, to learn more about the company.
To meet demand for new hires, the forestry industry is holding its first national jobs fair next month. We’ll be there…lnkd.in/XktJkW
— Resolute FP Jobs (@resolutefpjobs) January 15, 2013
We’re at the McGill Sustainability Fair today. Great talking with the students about sustainable forestry! twitter.com/resolutefp/sta…
— Resolute FP (@resolutefp) January 25, 2013
Launching on Feb. 6, The GreenestWorkforce and leading forest products employers are offering eight paid internships plus great prizes like iPad Minis for each of the interns and $5,000 for one lucky intern. Follow @greenestwork to be the first to hear about the contest!
— TheGreenestWorkforce (@greenestwork) January 28, 2013
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC)
FPAC is the voice of Canada’s wood, pulp and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. FPAC members are the largest Canadian producers of forest products, and all FPAC members are signatories of the historic Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement and responsible for 66% of certified forest lands in Canada. Follow @FPAC_APFC to get a better understanding of what’s happening in the industry as a whole.
— FPAC_APFC (@FPAC_APFC) January 10, 2013
Read the latest from @PaperWeekCanada, the annual conference of the pulp and paper industry.
Fiber Day opens PaperWeek Canada with R&D innovations: More value from every tree – read article in news section paperweekcanada.ca/news-monday.ht…
— PaperWeek Canada (@PaperWeekCanada) February 4, 2013
FIBRE (Forest Innovation by Research & Education) is the organization that builds synergies among eight forest R&D networks. Each FIBRE network provides novel innovations to sustain and transform Canada’s forest sector. Follow @FIBRECAN for all the latest news from these eight university-led research networks.
Call for Papers Systems Analysis Forest Resources Analytics for Sustainable Forest Value Chains, Aug19-21 Quebec City ssafr2013.com
— FIBRE Canada (@FIBRECAN) January 24, 2013
The Canadian Institute of Forestry
The Canadian Institute of Forestry is the national voice of forest practitioners, representing Foresters, Forest Technologists and Technicians, Ecologists, Biologists, Geographers, Educators, Scientists and many others with a professional interest in forestry. Follow @CIF_IFC for fantastic professional development information, upcoming events and more.
— CIF-IFC (@CIF_IFC) January 25, 2013
ForestTalk.com, launched in 1999 to share news of Canada’s forests and forestry industry, is “your source for Canadian forestry news.” @ForestTalk tweets all the latest articles from its website and often retweets breaking news from other outlets.
Resolute Forest Products announces construction of new sawmill in Atikokan, ON area wp.me/p1biF5-2kS
— ForestTalk (@ForestTalk) January 31, 2013
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