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 List Contract Work on a Resume: Tips & Examples

Are you wondering how to list contract work on a resume or how to best present your gig experience on a resume? Find out from the experts at iHire!

Resume Writing Toolkit

Browse this collection of resources to learn how to create a polished resume that helps you snag your next job.

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.

Cover Letter Writing Toolkit

Land more interviews with a compelling cover letter. Use these resources to get started!

Cover Letter Writing Dos and Don’ts

Learn best practices for writing a cover letter (and common mistakes to avoid) in this roundup of cover letter writing dos and don’ts.

13 Templates to Simplify Your Job Search

From following up on your application to writing an effective cover letter, these templates will save you time in your job search.

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.

Ask a Career Advisor: Should I Apply for a Job if I Don’t Have the Required Experience?

Have you ever found the perfect job, but you don’t meet the experience qualifications? See what iHire Career Advisor, Lori Cole, has to say on the subject.

Passive Job Search Tips for Advanced Practitioners

Check out these four passive job search tips, and let advanced practitioner career opportunities come to you.

What Type of Side Hustle is Best for You?

Discover whether a part-time or gig job is right for you with this helpful guide.

4 Accounting Jobs That Don’t Require a Degree

Want an accounting job but don't have the degree? Here are 4 accounting career titles to start exploring today.

Networking Toolkit for Job Seekers

Get expert advice, tips, and templates to help you build connections and grow your career.

A Guide to Virtual Networking

Make the most out of your next virtual networking event with this advice on how to network online.

What Is a Talent Pipeline (And How Do You Join One)?

If you’re like most job seekers, you’ve probably never heard of a talent pipeline. However, it could be the answer to landing your dream job. If you're passively job searching or don’t mind waiting for the perfect position to come along, here’s what you need to know.

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.

Job Search Checklist: Preparing for a Virtual Interview

Preparing for a virtual interview? This practical checklist walks you through each step, and tells you everything you need to know about impressing interviewers via video.

How to Prepare for a Panel Interview (and Sample Questions)

Learn what a panel interview entails, and review potential panel interview questions and answers. If you want to impress everyone on the board, heed these 6 pieces of advice on preparing for your panel interview.

Questions to Prepare for and Ask During a Remote Interview

How do you prepare for a remote interview? Familiarize yourself with these job interview questions to make a great first impression – virtually.

7 Common Interview Questions for Part-Time Jobs

Ready for your next part-time job interview? Read our list of part-time job interview questions plus some great questions to ask at a part-time interview.

Salary Negotiation Advice for HR Job Seekers

Ensure you're receiving a fair compensation in your next HR role with these salary negotiation tips.

Salary Negotiation Prep: A Quick Worksheet

It’s easy to get nervous thinking about salary negotiation, but confidence is important if you’re going to convince employers to give you the salary you deserve. This worksheet will help you gather the information you need to make a persuasive argument for a bump in pay.

How to Negotiate a Job Offer in 10 Steps

Negotiate a sweeter starting salary by following these 10 steps.

Sample Emails for Salary Negotiation

These salary negotiation email samples and tips can help you craft your email negotiation script to get the compensation you deserve.

How New Grads Can Use Social Media to Jump-start Their Careers

Check out this job search advice for college graduates to learn social media can lead you to your first career opportunity.

Changing Majors: What College Students Should Know When Exploring a Different Career Path

Thinking of changing college majors to pursue a different career? Check out this career advice for college students.

Jobs for College Students: How to Find Work in 2021

Looking for an entry-level job in 2021? These five job search tips will help you get started.

How Can Recent Grads Find a Job During These Unprecedented Times?

How can new graduates navigate today's unprecedented challenges and find an internship or entry-level job? These tips will help you land that first opportunity.

How to Become Successful: Your Computer is All You Need

Learn why and how online courses can help you get ahead in your career or embark on entrepreneurship.

How to Prepare for Your First Remote Job

Starting a remote job and new to working from home? Prep for success with these six tips.

How to File Taxes as a Gig Worker

Yes, gig workers need to file taxes! Check out this advice to learn how to report gig work on your taxes.

Can You Hold a Part-time Job While Working Full-Time?

Can you handle a side hustle or part-time role while working full-time? Read this advice before trying this juggling act.

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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