Grad Managers, How to Get Started on Twitter

Posted by Mike Casey

We have been getting asked about Twitter more and more this year by a number of grad managers and grad teams. It seems that the concept of tweeting for employer brand promotion and networking is not as foreign as it was in 2008. That being said, most grad managers in Australia still do not know where to start with twitter. So I decided the best way to get people started, is to comprise a list of my favourite tweeters in the graduate space and the reasons why you should follow them!

My Favourite Graduate Recruitment Tweeters

 @JessicaBooth Jess is a Senior HR advisor at CSIRO. She is very active on twitter and is also behind @HRClubSyd, a group for HR professionals in Sydney.  

@ManthaUKinOz Samantha is the graduate manager at Deloitte NSW. She is reasonably new to Twitter herself, but a great person to talk to about the accounting industry, careers fairs and universities.

@KoShaughnessy Kelly has helped us out a lot, especially when GradConnection was in its first few weeks. She is very approachable and is a close monitor of the bleeding edge research being done on the HR industry in Australia.  

@JaredWoods My twitter experience would not be complete without @jaredwoods. He is the head of employer brand at SKM Consulting in Melbourne, we have since caught up with Jared a number of times after meeting on twitter (called a tweetup :D ). Originally, Jared is from an advertising agency background and has great insights on where this industry is going and a great example of inhouse employer branding, check out  

@pauljacobs4real I had a tweetup with Paul for the first time over a long awaited Wellington Coffee. Paul is from New Zulland and is the head of Recruitment 2.0 Asia Pacific, a great social network for HR professionals. Paul is also an entrepreneur, working to on tribeHQ and has quantities of experience in internal graduate recruitment.  

@DanNuroo National Recruitment Manager at DWS Dan loves hassling the fact that we are all from New Zulland. He is always interested in online channels for recruitment and does an amazing amount of recruitment using methods “other than job boards. If you want to become a bleeding edge recruiter (social media, web 2.0, <insert buzz here>) he is the man to follow.  

@DavidTalamelli Principal Recruiter at Oracle David is in charge of Oracle Recruitment in the Asia Pacific Region. He blogs regularly at Jobs at Oracle and is a good example of a senior HR professional on Twitter.

@RachBeebs Account Manager at The Face in Brisbane. She is well connected in the employer branding space and is a must-read tweeter on employer branding and digital advertising.  

@OneSteelGrads One of the most organised grad teams on twitter. One Steel grads is a great example of using a twitter account for graduate interaction and attraction.

 @SKMGraduate A novel approach and a great idea. A random graduate from SKM regularly posts about his life as an engineering graduate. A great employer brand exercise. Brainchild of @jaredwoods.

@GradConnection, @MikeCasey, @DanPurchas, @DaveJenkins, @TimWattsNZ, @RJCMilne that's us! I intend this to be a running list, in that if you are new to twitter, or would like to suggest yourself or someone else please feel free to contact me (@MikeCasey).


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