Some 35% of Fortune 500 companies have an active Twitter account dedicated to recruiting, with the rest using their main Twitter handle to engage job seekers, according to a recent report from Software Advice.
The report was based on an analysis of the Twitter accounts of the companies on the 2014 Fortune 500 list, as well as data from a survey of 160 job seekers in North America age 18-65.
Some 38% of tweets sent by recruiting-specific handles of Fortune 500 companies are about job openings; other common subjects are highlighting specific employees (19%) and sharing information about company events (17%).
Below, additional key findings from the report.
Some 58% respondents say they have used Twitter for job-seeking purposes in the previous six months.
Two-thirds of respondents who have used Twitter for job-seeking purposes look at company profiles; 55% follow companies they want to work for.
Some 35% of respondents who use Twitter in their job hunt say companies are somewhat or extremely ineffective at marketing themselves as a great place to work.
About the research: The report was based on an analysis of the Twitter accounts of the companies on the 2014 Fortune 500 list, as well as data from a survey of 160 job seekers in North America age 18-65.
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