Recruiting Socially! How IBM is hiring.

How to get a job in IBM?

IBM TalentVineOrganizations are tapping the power of social and world leaders like big blue are pioneering the change. IBM recently announced a unique way to attract talent – using social media power of its employees. IBM’s TalentVine site allows IBMers to share their personal links on social networks and allow their friends and families to apply for positions. And earn extra money too.

It shows how the big blue has transitioned from an uptight big-brother-corporate organization to a nimble-social-ecosystem.

IBM’s Connections suit already is the 2nd quickest to reach a million users worldwide.

ConnectionsThe chart on left shows that only Facebook reached the first million users faster than one of the leading social intranet platforms – IBM Connections. LinkedIn, Pinterest and Twitter needed considerably more months to reach their first million user.

Peter provides few more clarifications to understand this better:

  1. The IBM Connections numbers refer to users outside of IBM.
  2. The IBM Connections numbers are based on “Authorized users of licenses sold”. I.e. not only licenses sold.
  3. Arguably the different platforms reached their first million users at different points in time, but that does not change the point I want to make: exciting stuff is going on behind the firewalls and it’s probably happening faster than most people think.

So if you are looking for a job in IBM, all you have to do is visit IBM’s TalentVine, search for a role, and apply. Isn’t life simpler now – thanks to Social!


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16 thoughts on “Recruiting Socially! How IBM is hiring.

  1. Lisa Londino Macyda August 28, 2012 at 12:46 am Reply

    I like this; signed up and shared with a client who is always asking if we’re hiring 🙂


  2. Khalid Raza August 28, 2012 at 3:36 am Reply

    Brilliant Lisa. Please feel free to share this with your friends and family also. The more people join IBM, the better it is. And thank you for sharing your comment here! What I like the most about IBM TalentVine is not that this is another GOM, but it allows us to club it with our social networks. Now I do not have to mail jobs to my FB, Twitter friends. I can just pass on the link.


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  4. Bharathi Krishnamurthy May 20, 2013 at 2:48 pm Reply

    I have referred many candidates. It so happened two resources were selected and have already joined IBM. I have not received my Referral Bonus. I have few Graduate Hires. Please let me know if any intereviews are scheduled for them, so that would be able to share their Profile


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  6. Safia Suleman October 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm Reply

    It is not only IBM doing even HP is doing the same.


    • Khalid Raza November 4, 2014 at 9:18 am Reply

      That is great to know Safia. I am glad HP is jumping on the band wagon and realizing the value of social


  7. Umesh Hande February 23, 2015 at 6:39 pm Reply

    Hi Khalid,

    I have applied for a job opening but havn’t received any reply from anyone of IBM. Please help…!! Do let me know if you know any other way for job application @ IBM.

    joB ID – GBS-0713010


  8. Umesh Hande February 28, 2015 at 11:16 am Reply

    almost a month back now.. and status is same from day1 as Under review..


  9. eccentricsbloggers September 17, 2015 at 12:24 am Reply

    Hi Khalid,

    I worked for IBM for about 2.5 yrs with the Corporate and Marketing Communications team and resigned about 18th months back as I developed some post complications after my maternity. Now I want to join back to IBM. I have been consistently applying for the jobs from past 7 months and nothing is getting clicked. I have not received a single reply from anyone and the status shows Under review. Kindly Help…!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. eccentricsbloggers September 17, 2015 at 12:38 am Reply

    Ooppss..sorry slipped to mention my name in the above post. I am Fouzia Asmath and my email id is


  11. Alroy Clifford Bastian March 7, 2016 at 5:50 pm Reply

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    Current Designation :- Assistant Manager
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    Current Company: TCS
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    Warm Regards
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  12. irfan Siddiqui March 28, 2016 at 12:28 pm Reply

    Looking for Recruiter Role specially campus / university engagement program. To connect with me.
    Mail –
    Skype- eshaan005


  13. Vikas April 8, 2016 at 2:44 pm Reply

    Am looking for Asst Manager-HR, having 7 years of exp in HR, pursuing MBA in HR.


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