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.

3 Places to Find Top Resume Keywords

Do you know which terms to use on your resume? Unsure where to find industry keywords? We’ve identified 3 resume keyword sources to help you get started.

What is a Functional Resume?

What is a functional resume? Depending on your job search situation, the functional/value-based resume might be the most effective resume format for you.

Resume Tips and Tricks for the Printing Industry

Get resume tips and tricks for the printing industry from the experts at iHirePrinting as well as print production manager resume examples.

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.

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.

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

This time-saving worksheet helps job seekers perform their own personal SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Strengths) analysis.

Pros & Cons of Night Shift Nursing

Do you wonder what it’s like working nights as a nurse? Find out with these pros, cons, and survival tips for night shift nurses.

5 Best States for Landscaping Jobs

Find out what state has the most landscaping jobs and the best places in the United States for green industry professionals to launch their landscaping careers.

Guide to Construction Certifications

Want to take your construction career to the next level? View our construction certifications list to find the best construction certification for you.

Cool Career Opportunities for Women in HVAC/R and Construction

There’s a huge opportunity for women in HVAC/R and construction. Check out this infographic from The Refrigeration School, Inc. to learn more.

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.

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.

How to Follow Up After a Networking Event: Email Tips and Templates

Did you recently attend a networking event? Your work has just begun to build your network! Check out iHire’s networking follow up email tips and templates.

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.

24 Good Questions to Ask in an Interview

Big interview coming up? Preparing a list of good questions to ask in an interview is essential if you want the job. Check out our examples to get started.

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

Don't jump to conclusions if you haven't heard back from an interview yet. Here are 6 reasons why you may still be in the running!

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.

Guide to Maintenance Technician Careers

Interested in a maintenance technician career? Check out our guide to in-demand skills, salary data, maintenance technician resume sample, and more.

How Can Recent College Graduates Land a Full-Time Job?

About to start your new graduate job search? Check out this job search advice for recent graduates.

How to Get into Human Resources: Your Guide to the 3 Most Common HR Career Paths

If you’re wondering how to get into human resources, check out this guide to the 3 most common HR career paths for entry-level pros.

How to Become a Security Guard

Learn how to become a security guard, including basic security guard requirements, security guard training, and how to get a security guard card.

Challenges & Opportunities for the Hospital Optometrist

Find out how the expansion of optometric services in hospitals is impacting the number of optometrists pursuing and attaining hospital privileges.

Make a Difference with these Optometry Volunteer Opportunities

Learn more about these 6 organizations offering volunteer eye care opportunities and optometry mission trips around the world.

How to Recognize & Prevent Optometrist Burnout

Optometrist burnout is a serious problem among eye care professionals. Learn more about recognizing and preventing stress and burnout in healthcare workers.

How to Cover for Someone at Work Without Getting Overwhelmed

Covering for a coworker on vacation can be overwhelming, but these five vacation coverage tips can help you thrive.

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 After a Networking Event: Email Tips and Templates

Did you recently attend a networking event? Your work has just begun to build your network! Check out iHire’s networking follow up email tips and templates.

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