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In addition to the networking component, LinkedIn also offers a job posting service. It's not cheap, but the fee gives you access to some pretty high-powered people. In my generation (the just-graduated-from-college crowd), those of my acquaintances I would consider most successful and competent all view LinkedIn as a primary tool for their job search.

 

On the other hand, most of us ended up landing positions through careful networking and existing connections. Perhaps reaching out to some other travel blogs with a readership not so dominated by 'airline people', or even your enviably large Twitter following might yield some good results...

1 year, 4 months ago on In the Trenches: Finding the Right Employee

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 @nbarnard  @crankyconcierge For what it's worth, my company also relies on emails for near-instant communication with clients, and we've never run into an issue with delayed messages. Google certainly isn't transparent, but it whatever it is they do seems to work; I can count on one hand the number of false positives AND negatives I've ever encountered with them.

1 year, 5 months ago on In the Trenches: When Email Lags

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 @crankyconcierge Google Apps works fantastically with Apple devices. Calendar and contact syncing are supported natively, and Google provides Exchange access to email for iOS devices (which allows for instant push service).

 

There are also a number of excellent email apps for iPhone that support push from Google Apps. My favourite (and the current darling of the tech blogs) is called Mailbox, but the Gmail app directly from Google is also wonderful. Failing that, Google allows for instant forwarding (and I mean instant...it usually shows up at both the main inbox and forwarded inbox simultaneously) to any other email address, including iCloud accounts from Apple.

 

I've set up a number of small businesses on the Google Apps platform recently, so please feel free to get in contact if you have any other questions. I would be more than happy to share what I've discovered.

1 year, 5 months ago on In the Trenches: When Email Lags

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Google Apps has been a godsend for our small company. Not only for email, but also for shared calendars, documents, and contacts. Google allows you to do forwarding, which is instant (never had any issues with graylist delays), and can still be checked using Outlook if desired.

 

I'd definitely give it a go!

1 year, 5 months ago on In the Trenches: When Email Lags

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