MORE people are finding employment and forming new business ventures through Airbnb than LinkedIn, it has emerged.
Staying in someone’s house and maybe even sitting down for a chat and a cup of tea with them has been found to be more effective than sending someone an email because you have read their CV online.
Airbnb landlord, Martin Bishop, said: “We had this lovely young couple stay for a night and the girl told us about an idea she’d had for this vegan website which actually looked really interesting.
“She even cooked us something. If she had emailed me about it through LinkedIn I’d have blocked her and reported her to the police for harassment, but luckily she paid to come and stay in the large whiskey barrel I’ve had converted into a bedroom in the garden.”
Fellow landlord, Donna Sheridan, added: “I own a tiny studio flat in central London, which I don’t even live in, which can make me as much as £3000 a month in the summer for doing pretty much fuck all.
“So, if you check out my LinkedIn profile it says my current occupation is ‘Don’t have to work, mate. I own property in Central London’.”