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Job hunters: Just how hard is it to find work these days?

A U.S. survey of employers reveals the skills and qualities most in demand.


We've all heard the stories of educated, hard-working Canadians who just can't get a break in a tough economy. Last year, a letter from a frustrated 29-year-old who could not find a long-term job with benefits struck a chord with readers, who shared his story widely and, in some cases, even offered to help him out. Nearly a year later, however, he is still looking.

The Globe and Mail would like to know more about the difficulties Canadians face finding work. If you are actively looking for work or have recently found a job, we'd like to hear from you. Please fill out the survey below. We'll use your responses in our coverage of the Canadian jobs market.

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