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Apr 6, 2018

Claudia Cragg (@KGNUClaudia) speaks for KGNU (@KGNU) with Dev Aujla (@devaujlawho has come up with a new, personalized way he says, to find the perfect job, while at the same time staying grounded during the process.

Aujla says that we are all so much more than a resume or job application, but how can you communicate that to your potential employer? You need to learn to ask the right questions, stop using job sites like LinkedIn el al. and actually start doing the work that counts.
Based on information gained from over 400,000 individuals who have used these exercises, this book reveals career expert Dev Aujla's tried-and-tested method for job seekers at every stage of their career. Filled with anecdotes and advice from professionals ranging from a wilderness guide to an architect, it includes quick-step exercises that help you avoid the common pitfalls of navigating a modern career. 

Whether you've just decided to start the hunt or you're gearing up for a big interview, 50 Ways to Get a Job will keep you poised, on-track, and motivated right up to landing your dream career.

Dev Aujla is the CEO of Catalog, a recruiting firm that has provided talent and strategy to some of the world’s most innovative companies including BMW, GOOD Magazine,, and Planned Parenthood. Dev is also a member of the team at Juxtapose, an early stage venture fund based in NYC. Dev began his career founding DreamNow, a nonprofit design studio that builds products and programs that change the world. DreamNow has reached more than 500,000 people and raised millions of dollars for projects that do good.

Dev speaks regularly and has blogged for outlets that range from INC Magazine to Fast Company. His writing and work have been featured in dozens of media outlets, including the New York Times, NPR, the Globe and Mail, CBC, MSNBC, and CBS News. Dev holds an English literature degree from the University of Western Ontario and currently lives and works in New York and Toronto. 

In his spare time, Dev runs the Sorted Library, a small independent reading space in New York. He is the coauthor of Making Good: Finding Meaning, Money & Community in a Changing World. His most recent book is called 50 Ways to Get a Job: An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms and was published with Penguin TarcherPerigee in 2018.