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Carrick on money: How to help your teen land a summer job

Post-secondary students say competition for summer jobs is fierce, and the hunt has already started. One career coach from the University of Calgary says many students sell themselves short by downplaying their accomplishments.

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Personal Finance Columnist

Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998. Rob's personal finance columns appear in The Globe on Tuesday and Thursday, and his Portfolio Strategy column for investors appears on Saturday. More

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