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Karl Kahler is a writer, editor and Spanish-English translator, specializing in travel, history and career advice. He was born in Arkansas, grew up in Venezuela, Mexico, Bolivia, Canada and Alaska, and currently lives in Costa Rica. He is the author of “Frommer’s Costa Rica 2017” and was formerly travel editor of Costa Rica’s Tico Times. Before that, he worked 25 years at California’s San Jose Mercury News, starting as a copy editor and departing as national editor.
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Published in Resume Help

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How and When to Include References on a Resume
Should a resume include references? If you’re wondering about the rules that apply to including references on a resume, the standard rule today is — don’t! References may have their place in any job search, but unless you’ve taken a time machine back to the 1970s, your resume should almost never include them.
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18 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Proofreading your Resume: 12 Tips
Proofreading your resume is a mission-critical step to ensuring that it contains no mistakes. These 12 tips will help ensure an error-free resume that will impress recruiters.
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14 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Using the chronological resume format
The chronological resume format is the most common style used in resumes, and there are good reasons for that. See if it’s the best choice for you, and learn how to use it.
Using the chronological resume format
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17 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Should I put my address on my resume?
Do you still need a mailing address on your resume in the digital age? The answer is yes, no, and maybe. Here are the pros and cons to consider about telling employers where you live.
Should I put my address on my resume?
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12 min read

Published in Resume Help

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How to end an email: The ins and outs of signing off
From “Sincerely” to “Best wishes” and beyond, here’s our best advice on how to end an email. Know your target, tailor your sign-off to match your relationship, keep it professional – and don't even think of using “xoxo.”
How to end an email: The ins and outs of signing off
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10 min read

Published in Career

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Two weeks’ notice letter: What to leave in, what to leave out
A two weeks’ notice letter of resignation is a professional courtesy and at times a contractual obligation. Here’s how to let your boss know you’re leaving without any unnecessary unpleasantness.
Two weeks’ notice letter: What to leave in, what to leave out
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14 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Words describing yourself: How to answer this important question
Whether you’re drafting a resume or sitting down for an interview, finding the right words to describe yourself is a mission-critical task for any job seeker. Here’s our advice on how to describe yourself in a positive light without going over the top.
Words describing yourself: How to answer this important question
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17 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Sell me this pen: How to answer one of the toughest interview questions
“Sell me this pen” has become a common interview question that can fill a candidate with dread. This blog will fill you in on what an employer is looking for and how you can ace the answer to this question.
Sell me this pen: How to answer one of the toughest interview questions
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13 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Cover letter tips: 20 ways to make yours work
Cover letters are a critical part of the job application process, and yet many struggle with how to write them. The cover letter writing tips in this guide will help you move beyond amateur errors and into the realm of a job-winning professional.
Cover letter tips: 20 ways to make yours work
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31 min read

Published in Career

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

25 dream jobs – and how to find yours
Dream jobs do come true! With the right combination of hard work and patience, you can actually be paid to do what you love. In this blog, we’ll list the top 25 most common dream jobs and offer resources on how to land them.
25 dream jobs – and how to find yours
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33 min read
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