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.

What is a Chronological Resume?

Curious what is a chronological resume, or how functional vs. chronological resumes differ? Find out if a chronological resume format is right for you.

3 Entry-Level Resume Writing Strategies that Work

Learn how to write an effective entry-level resume with examples for specific situations including a new graduate resume with no work experience.

Why Having a Portfolio Matters

Would you benefit from having a professional portfolio? Read on to learn which candidates should have a portfolio and why they’re so important.

Resume Writing 101: Additional Experience Section

Wondering how to list old jobs on a resume or whether you should include irrelevant jobs? Find out how to incorporate an additional experience section on a resume.

5 Tips for Responding Graciously to a Job Rejection Email [Sample]

Responding graciously to a job rejection can turn disappointment into opportunity. Learn how to respond to a job rejection by email with these five tips.

New Grad Optometry Cover Letter Template [Free Download]

Need help writing a good optometry cover letter? Download this free new graduate optometrist cover letter template created by the experts at iHireOptometry.

How to Write a Cover Letter after a Gap in Employment

Learn from the experts at iHire how to write a cover letter after a gap in employment and how to explain gaps in employment in the best way possible.

How to Follow Up on a Job Application by Phone

Do you know how to follow up on a job application by phone without being awkward or annoying? Check out our job application follow up call script.

Just Got Laid Off? Take These 7 Steps to Quickly Land Your Next Job

Uncertain what to do after being laid off from work? Here are 7 steps to add to your lay off checklist to help you find your next great job fast.

COVID-19 Job Search & Career Resources

Whether you're seeking a new job, navigating unemployment, adjusting to working from home, or simply trying to stay healthy, we're here to help.

The Top 5 Arborist Jobs for a Lucrative Career

If you’re interested in working in the landscaping industry, particularly arborist jobs or tree irrigation specialist jobs, this resource is for you.

Guide to the Top 3 Free Online Career Assessments

Feeling stuck in your career? Thinking about a career change? Check out these 3 free career assessments and online career quizzes for some guidance.

Guide to Professional Optometry Associations

Learn more about optometry organizations like the AOA, AAO, NOA, AOSA, or ASCO and find the best national optometry association for your career goals.

How Your Job Reference Page Should Look and Other Helpful Tips

How should a job references page look? Learn how to create a list of job references or download a job references template designed by the experts at iHire.

Relocating? Here’s How to Network in a New City

Moving to a new city for a job? Unsure how to network in a new city? Follow these relocation tips to build a professional network.

How to Network at an Optometry Conference

Knowing how to network at an optometry conference can help advance your career. Read our optometry conference networking tips before your next event.

5 Tips to Prepare for an Online Video Interview

Use these video interview tips to learn how to prepare for an online interview - from setting up your computer to choosing a video interview background.

Boost Your Confidence with These Job Interview Tips

Ace your next in-person interview with our advice for how to prepare for an interview, from common questions to what to bring and when to arrive.

How to Talk About Your Strengths and Weaknesses in an Interview

Learn how to answer strengths and weaknesses interview questions to impress your interviewer.

Dress for Success: Tips for Job Interview Attire

First impressions are critical when you’re searching for a new job, and your job interview attire can impact how potential employers perceive you. Learn how to dress for success for your next interview with these expert tips.

Top 5 Cities for Optometrist Pay

What are the best cities for optometrist pay? Which locations offer the highest optometrist salary? Read this list to find out.

How Much Do Opticians Make?

How much does an optician make a year? What are the best states for optician pay? Read our optician salary guide to find out.

How to Respond to a Low Salary Offer

Don’t let a lowball job offer spoil a great opportunity. Read these salary negotiation tips and know how to respond to a low salary offer.

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.

Real Estate Careers: How to Get into Real Estate

Read our guide to real state careers and types of jobs in the real estate industry if you’re interested in breaking into this exciting field.

5 Things You Can Do as a College Freshman to Kickstart Your Career

Yes, you can kickstart your career as a college freshman! Check out our advice for how to prepare for a career while in college.

3 Entry-Level Resume Writing Strategies that Work

Learn how to write an effective entry-level resume with examples for specific situations including a new graduate resume with no work experience.

How Long Does It Take to Become a Veterinarian?

If you’ve dreamed of working with animals but aren’t sure how to become a veterinarian, read our guide to educational requirements, salaries, and more.

7 Sales Tips for Success in Your Career

Wondering what makes a good salesperson? Check out our article for a crash course in sales best practices to boost your career.

Culinary Career Path: What’s it like to be a Restaurant Manager?

Wondering if a career as a restaurant manager is right for you? Here's what you need to know about this culinary career path.

Revamping Your Morning Commute

The morning commute – it’s time-consuming, unenjoyable, and an inevitability for most of the workforce. Learn how to turn your commute into a positive experience with these three tips.

Pharmacist Job Outlook: Is Supply Meeting Demand?

Looking for pharmacist jobs? Learn more about the pharmacist job outlook through industry data and insights.

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

Learn how to use Twitter in your job search and take the next step in your career with these social media tips and tricks.

How to Use Social Media to Find Your Next Job

Learn how to use the most popular social media sites to give your job search a boost.

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