As a Monsanto recruiter, I firmly believe that it’s always best to build your professional network before you actually need to use your network – this will give you a strong competitive advantage, particularly in finding new career opportunities. For example, isn’t it frustrating when you’re on the job market and you want to touch base directly with a company’s recruiting team regarding current opportunities, upcoming networking events, or even just to learn more about a certain division, and the one-size-fits-all company response always seems to revert back to visiting the organization’s corporate careers web site to apply online? Applying for active roles is critical if you want to be considered for a specific position, but if your ultimate goal is just to casually network so that you’ll be well-versed with the company’s culture, career paths, and products/services if the right opportunity opens up down the road, then solely watching the active job postings probably won’t give you the complete picture.
In order to broaden this view, our recruiting team has gone 2.0 by launching our @MonsantoJobs twitter feed! We will be posting:
- Information about recruiting events, career fairs, and conferences
- Monsanto employment news and updates
- Career and interview related advice and tips
- Industry trends and links to relevant articles and breaking news
In addition to our @MonsantoJobs twitter – you can also catch our recruiting team on LinkedIn and we will soon be launching our Monsanto Careers Facebook page (more to come!). We look forward to the opportunity to interact more directly with job seekers and individuals who are just curious to learn more about what it’s really like to work at Monsanto. We look forward to tweeting with you!
One of those breaking news stories you may find on our Twitter page is the announcement today that Monsanto ranked first in large companies in the 2010 Best Places to Work survey by The Scientist magazine.
Betsy is a Sr. Recruiter. She currently handles recruiting for Monsanto’s sales and marketing positions in Row Crops, Vegetables and Crop Protection. She has been a corporate recruiter for 6 years. Past HR experience includes roles with Fleishman-Hillard and Hewitt Associates.