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.
Curriculum vitae (CV) means “course of life,” and usually refers to the same thing as a resume – a short summary of a job candidate’s experience and qualifications. But in some cases it refers to an “academic CV,” a much longer document used in academia to highlight educational experience in greater detail.
“To Whom It May Concern” is an old-fashioned way of writing a letter greeting when you don’t know the name of the correct person to address. But it should never be used in a cover letter in which you’re seeking a job. Here are some alternatives.
There’s really no such thing as an unskilled worker — pretty much everyone is good at something. And whatever field you work in, you need to know how to list hard skills on your resume to let employers know what you’re capable of doing.
A letter of interest and a cover letter are similar but not identical documents used to apply for a job. Here we explore the differences and discuss how to write each of them to maximize your chances of getting the job that’s right for you in 2023.
Choosing a good cover letter font is important because it affects the legibility and the overall look and feel of this crucial job application document. Let’s talk about the pros and cons of various fonts (and font sizes) so you can make an informed choice.
In choosing the best font for a resume, sources often disagree on this topic. Let us guide you through the pros and cons and let's look at some most commonly mentioned fonts and explore the basic principles