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Karl Kahler, Content Writer & Editor
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 Career

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

The highest-paying jobs and how to land them
If you’re looking for the highest-paying jobs out there, it helps to have a “Dr.” in front of your name. But top-paying jobs abound, and with the right education, training and experience, one of them could be yours.
The highest-paying jobs and how to land them
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30 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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9 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

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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9 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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13 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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26 min read

Published in Career

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

10 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 10 most common dream jobs and offer resources on how to land them.
10 dream jobs – and how to find yours
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19 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Resume tips: How to write a great CV
Your resume may be the most important page you write in your life. Follow our top 20 resume writing tips to make yours a success.
Resume tips: How to write a great CV
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25 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Resume header: Examples, instructions and tips to getting the top of your CV right
The header is the crucial section at the top of your resume that contains your name, occupation and contact info. How you format the header can make or break your application.
Resume header: Examples, instructions and tips to getting the top of your CV right
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16 min read
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