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Hi all,

I'm in the process of moving to Toronto from London Ontario. I'll be looking for a job there. I thought I would also look for a job in the States because my partner and I had that thought for a while!

From reading the post and following the community during my exams, I noticed that all your wonderful people are mostly from the States!

I have a few years of experience, and would like some feedback on my resume and cover letter. For the cover letter, it's a template. I usually take out a paragraph and add one that is based on their job description, qualifications, location and company.

Have any of your moved from Canada for Junior roles? How did you find them? What are the best places to look for a junior level position? What is the process for an american student to find these jobs?

Greatly appreciate your time and help!
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I made my first mainstream bitcoin purchase on Black Friday, btw. I had been holding onto 1 BTC over the last few months and splurged on a GPU from Newegg.
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Thanks! Could you elaborate at which point did you think the cover letter was too much? Which part did you like? Which part you think I can do without?

Would appreciate your feedback!
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I made my first mainstream bitcoin purchase on Black Friday, btw. I had been holding onto 1 BTC over the last few months and splurged on a GPU from Newegg.
LOL! Yeah I remember we talked about bitcoin a while back. Can't believe how far it has come!
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You might want to move this to the Resume sub-forum.
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You might want to move this to the Resume sub-forum.
How do I move this? You mean just restart a new thread?

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LOL! Yeah I remember we talked about bitcoin a while back. Can't believe how far it has come!
I was kind of surprised it appreciated recently. It hasn't really sparked a media frenzy for a while.
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I was kind of surprised it appreciated recently. It hasn't really sparked a media frenzy for a while.
I used to get excited, now I get fascinated with others who just got into the market and going on this crazy roller-coaster ride!
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I used to get excited, now I get fascinated with others who just got into the market and going on this crazy roller-coaster ride!
I like roller-coasters. I just prefer them to be physical.

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