As a new or soon-to-be grad trying to make it in the sales and marketing industry, you’re probably staring out at the open field of potential jobs with a mix of excitement and apprehension.
There’s a lot of advice out there, from how to ace an interview to what skills to cultivate for a career in sales.
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Check out our Sales & Marketing Career Guide!
To help keep you up-to-date and in-the-know, we’ve compiled a list of the top Twitter accounts to follow for the latest insights in the sales and marketing industry, behind the scenes and in the front lines.
Diana YK Chan
Personal branding strategist, sales recruiter, speaker, trainer, and more, this is one Toronto-based Twitter guru you’ll want on your newsfeed.
From recent news to interviews and articles, Diana provides a plethora of useful info for the young and upcoming.
How millennials can get help hatching their careers http://t.co/3If5tm8CE3
— Diana YK Chan (@mymarketability) July 8, 2014
Head of Social Media at SAP in North America, Gerry is also a sales coach, top-notch marketer and craft beer enthusiast.
His Twitter is both informative and fun, often linking to humorous memes and engaging articles from his blog, MarketingThink.com.
— Gerry Moran (@GerryMoran) June 22, 2014
Jesse Noyes’ Twitter feed is full of advice and observations about content creation and managing your audience, often in unusual ways. He recently linked to an article about what content creators can learn from beer breweries. Beer and business? We’re hooked.
— Jesse Noyes (@noyesjesse) April 28, 2014
Though technically a “real-time content engagement platform” focusing on content creation, publication and syndication, their Twitterfeed regularly overflows with useful links to articles about brand creation and inbound marketing.
— ScribbleLive (@scribblelive) July 8, 2014
Well known for his unconventional and somewhat in-your-face marketing approach, Daniel Waldschmidt is the brains behind the EDGY formula: Extreme behaviour, disciplined activity, giving mindset, y(h)uman strategy.
Fresh and energetic, his Twitterfeed is full of no-nonsense tactics and unusual insights.
— Dan Waldschmidt (@DanWaldo) July 9, 2014
Follow this Twitter account for fantastic tips and tricks regarding social media marketing.
An established leader in digital and mobile marketing, Brett’s also a regular contributor for big websites like Entrepreneur and SocialMediaToday.
#MobileTip: Create a great user experience by making sure your images are sized to display correctly on mobile devices.
— Brett Relander (@BrettRelander) July 9, 2014
For some real-life inspiration, follow Grade 9 student Linda Maziaris, winner of Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Not sufficiently impressed that at the age of 14 she founded Body Bijou, her own company making handmade jewellery? She gives half her profit to a charity she started with her sister, Girls Helping Girls, supporting education for young women around the world.
— Body Bijou Jewelry (@BodyBijou) July 2, 2014