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For Flipboard junkies . . .

Flipboard is an iOS and Android app that you can use to browse articles from your favourite publishing sources.

Just three months ago, they enabled viewers to become curators, I.e. you could start curating and publicising your own virtual magazine (on the Flipboard platform). Give it a try.

I’m now curating two magazines that are quite relevant to aerospace types:

(1) Free Spirit – Everything of interest to those who want to live and work on their terms, free of The Man!
(2) Fly Ahead – Drones, UAVs, independent aerospace firms, and the free-minded professionals who want to take aerospace forward and won’t settle for the status quo!

Feel free to subscribe to either/both of them! Just download the free app, and search on the magazine names.

And/or start curating your own magazines!

Take advantage of two recent recruiting trends

If you’re hunting for your next job or contract, here are two new developments to keep your eye on:

1. Job listing apps for mobile phones and tablets.

Engineer-Jobs in the US have their own iPhone/iPad app, providing listings of their open positions. For the UK market, Morson Group have just recently launched their own version. You can filter the listings for location and industry, and save the searches.

One irritating thing about the Morson app is that if you run a saved search yielding zero results, the app abruptly throws you out;  you have to re-enter and go through the whole process again. Nuisance. It also won’t rotate as you tilt the iPad around.

However, these irritants are minor. Top marks to these firms for making it easier to get relevant job search information to the people that can help them seal the deal.  Far too many job listing sites are mobile-unfriendly, and build the site for their own convenience, not the convenience of the job-seeker.

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