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Municipalities also tend to pay really, really, really well.

 

May not be true across Canada, but it's been my experience looking at Ontario and BC.

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Please don't say you are "thrilled" to apply for a position. Makes you sound like a psycho.

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On 3/16/2020 at 12:18 PM, kurrika said:

Please don't say you are "thrilled" to apply for a position. Makes you sound like a psycho.

I did indeed put this in my cover letter when applying for the BCPS.  Saw your advice and sheepishly changed it for my anticipated next round of applications.  Mind you, I did pass BCPS screening despite being a thrilled psycho... but I figure it can't hurt to change it for future, just in case ;)

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11 hours ago, DavisFromCornerGas said:

I did indeed put this in my cover letter when applying for the BCPS.  Saw your advice and sheepishly changed it for my anticipated next round of applications.  Mind you, I did pass BCPS screening despite being a thrilled psycho... but I figure it can't hurt to change it for future, just in case ;)

some people in charge of hiring are psychos themselves and won't mind 

 

 

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16 hours ago, DavisFromCornerGas said:

I did indeed put this in my cover letter when applying for the BCPS.  Saw your advice and sheepishly changed it for my anticipated next round of applications.  Mind you, I did pass BCPS screening despite being a thrilled psycho... but I figure it can't hurt to change it for future, just in case ;)

It’s not the biggest deal in the world and cover letters are incredibly contrived anyways. 
 

And I’m just one person with my own weird preferences.

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Do: Ask for feedback.

Don't: Ask for feedback in such a way that makes the panel think they dodged a bullet (for example, be rude to support staff handling the emails / process).

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