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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 Resume Help

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Resume, résumé or resumé: Is this word spelled with accents or not?
Sooner or later you may face the burning question: How in l’enfer do you spell resume, résumé and/or resumé? Do you need two accents, one accent or none at all? And if so, why? Zut alors, so many choices!
Resume, résumé or resumé: Is this word spelled with accents or not?
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5 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

What does CV stand for?
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.
What does CV stand for?
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10 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

To whom it may concern: just don’t
“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.
To Whom It May Concern: Just Don’t
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10 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

What to include in a cover letter
Knowing what to include in a cover letter — and what to leave out — is the key to writing what could be the most important letter of your life.
What to include in a cover letter
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25 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

How to list hard skills on your resume
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.
How to list hard skills on your resume
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15 min read

Published in Resume Help

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Resume summary: What it is, why it matters and how to write it
A resume summary is one of the most important components of any resume, and it’s probably the most challenging part to write.
Resume summary: What it is, why it matters and how to write it
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19 min read

Published in Career

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Why do you want to work here? Bad & good answers to this tough interview question
“Why do you want to work here?” This is a question often asked in job interviews — and if you’re not prepared for it, finding a good answer can be harder than you think.
Why do you want to work here? 5 good answers to a tough interview question
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14 min read

Published in Job Interview

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Thank you email after interview, with examples
Is it important to send a thank you email after a job interview? Only if you really want the job! Here are some tips on how to write this thank you note and when to send it, along with some examples.
Thank You Email After Interview,  with Examples
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21 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

Letter of Interest vs. Cover Letter
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 2021.
Letter of Interest vs. Cover Letter
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12 min read

Published in Cover Letter

by Karl KahlerKarl Kahler

What are the best fonts for cover letters?
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.
What are the best fonts for cover letters?
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23 min read
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