Career Advice & Resources

Whether you're looking to find a job or advance in your current position, iHire's extensive resource library of career guidance and employment advice can help! Browse our articles, webinars, and templates on resume writing, cover letter writing, job searching, interviewing, salary negotiation, and social media.

How to Explain Resume Gaps In Employment: 6 Real-World Examples

Unsure how to cover resume gaps in employment? Check out our expert advice including employment gap explanation examples.

10 Must-Read Achievement Ideas for Your Broadcasting Resume

Want to improve your broadcasting resume? Not sure where to start? Be inspired by these broadcasting achievement examples and broadcasting resume tips.

Resume Writing Tips for Automotive General Managers & General Sales Managers

Get tips from the experts at iHireAutomotiveProfessionals on how to write an interview-winning automotive general manager or general sales manager resume.

When Spellcheck Fails: 12 Common Resume Typos You’re Overlooking

Are you making these avoidable resume mistakes? Review this list of common resume typos to ensure (not “insure”) your document is flawless.

New Grad Optometry Resume Template [Free Download]

Writing your first optometrist resume? Just for new grads, the experts at iHireOptometry put together this free resume template. Download it today!

Identify Your Key Selling Points: A Personal SWOT Analysis Worksheet

A Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (or, SWOT) analysis can save enormous amounts of time throughout the job search process. The following personal SWOT analysis worksheet is designed to produce a highly effective reference document for writing your resume and cover letter, preparing for interviews, negotiating salary, and filling skill gaps to push your career to the next step.

How to Write a Cover Letter after a Gap in Employment

For many, an extended leave from the workforce can make the job application process especially daunting... Here are some tips for developing a cover letter that will open doors for your return to the workplace.

How to Write an Effective Cover Letter

Although some employers no longer request cover letters and in many ways emails are replacing traditional cover letters, more than 80% of recruiters still expect to see one. Read our expert advice for writing a cover letter that will be noticed by hiring managers.

Career Spotlight: How to Get a Job as a Proofreader

Learn the basics of how to get a job as a proofreader including freelance and remote proofreading jobs as well as the average proofreader salary.

Why Do Job Postings Have Closing Dates?

Find out why some job postings have closing dates and whether or not you should apply after the deadline has passed.

What is an Orthoptist?

What does an orthoptist do? What is the average orthoptist salary? Learn more about this rewarding eye care career.

6 Tips to Help You Battle Job Offer Anxiety

Not knowing how long you’ll have to wait after an interview for a job offer can be frustrating. Beat that waiting-for-job-offer anxiety with these six tips.

5 Ways You Should Be Using Social Media to Get a Job

Using social media to get a job is a must nowadays. Check out these 5 social media tips for job seekers and take your career to the next level!

How to Optimize Your Social Media Profiles to Get Hired

If done right, using social media to find a job can help get you in front of the competition and increase the chances that you’ll get an interview.

Tweet Your Way to Success: How to Use Twitter to Find a Job

When it comes to your job search, it never hurts to get social. That means both in terms of in-person meetings and via online venues. The social network Twitter is an under-utilized tool to extend the scope and reach of a job search. Are you using it to the fullest extent possible?

How to Use Social Media to Find Your Next Job

Using social media to find a job requires some navigation. The savviest job seekers are active on multiple social media platforms and understand the different expectations and tools that come with them.

How to Reconnect with Old Colleagues without Being Awkward

Check out these email samples and learn how to reconnect with an old boss or colleague by sending a great networking message or even a “keep in touch” email.

How to Meet New People and Build Your Professional Network

Approaching new business contacts can be awkward, but it’s an important part of professional networking. Learn how to meet new people with these tips.

How Your Job Reference Page Should Look and Other Helpful Tips

How exactly should a job reference page look? These tips and templates will help you get it right.

5 Ways to Earn a Promotion Through Internal Networking

Most people simply work hard and hope their work gets noticed by their bosses. Stop waiting for recognition and take full control of your career trajectory by following these surefire ways to get on your supervisor’s radar.

Beyond the Handshake: 9 Interview Body Language Tips

What does your job interview body language say about you? Read these tips to ensure you're sending the right message and making a good first impression.

Common Interview Questions and Answers All Graphic Designers Should Know

Have a graphic design job interview coming up? Prepare yourself with our guide to common interview questions for graphic designers.

6 Reasons Why You Haven’t Heard Back From an Interview

One of the most frustrating aspects of the job search process is the waiting game AFTER the interview. Instead of assuming the worst, consider these scenarios that could be at play.

What to Do When You're Late for an Interview

Does arriving late to an interview make a bad impression? Yes. Have you destroyed your chances? Not quite.

How Much Do Optometrists Make?

How much do optometrists make? Find out what the average eye doctor salary is and which states offer the most in optometrist pay.

Sample Emails for Salary Negotiation

These salary negotiation email samples and tips can help you craft your email negotiation script, even without discussing the matter with the hiring manager face to face.

Negotiate a Sweeter Job Offer in 10 Steps

Negotiate a sweet starting salary by following these 10 steps.

Give Your Secondary Teacher’s Salary a Bump

Whether you’re currently searching for your next job—with available means to increase your income—or simply looking to make a little more cash without changing schools, this guide can help.

How to Become an Optician: Education, Training & More

Want to know how to become an optician? Learn more about the training and education requirements you’ll need to get your optician license.

Think You Want to be a Restaurant Manager? Read this First.

Considering a career in restaurant management? Read this primer and learn about a restaurant manager’s daily duties and responsibilities as well as some tips to help you succeed.

Everything You Need to Know to Begin Your Logistics Career Path

How do you get the right experience and training, and then find a job you will love in the logistics field? These tips will help you along your logistics career path.

Millennials in Construction: The Best Construction Jobs to Look For

It was around the time of the 2008 economic crisis that the construction industry starting losing jobs. Since then, though, the industry started to be on its way to total recovery. That’s good news if you’re in the early steps of your career, but what does the construction industry have to offer Millennials?

4 Ways to Keep Problems at Home from Affecting Your Work

Problems at home affecting your work? Follow these four steps to reduce your anxiety at work and keep your personal issues from harming your career.

Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control: What’s the Difference?

Deciding on a career in QA vs. QC can be tough if you don’t know which is which. Find out the difference between quality control and quality assurance.

7 Tips for Staying Healthy at Work

Staying healthy at work is not as difficult as it seems – read these seven great office health tips to help you feel your best and be more productive!

5 Ways to Avoid Getting Fired at Your Holiday Work Party

‘Tis the season for drunk coworkers and embarrassing office party stories. Here are 5 tips to help you make it through your work party and keep your job.

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