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 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.

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.

Ask a Career Advisor: Do I Need to Include a Cover Letter With My Job Application?

Whether your job search strategy is to find work fast or to break into a different industry, you're probably applying to many positions to cast a wide net. But is submitting a cover letter with every application that important? Find out what iHire Career Advisor Lori Cole has to say on the subject.

Job Search Tips for Office Managers

Find a rewarding opportunity as an office manager or office administrator with these four job search tips.

8 Culinary Careers to Consider Beyond the Restaurant During COVID-19

If you’re struggling to find restaurant jobs in the wake of COVID-19, consider these eight alternative culinary careers.

Job Search Preparation Checklist for Baby Boomers

Prepare for a successful job search and overcome ageism with this handy checklist for baby boomers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Entry-Level Job Search & Career Advice Toolkit

Just breaking into the workforce? Power your entry-level job search with these helpful resources.

The Path to a Successful Career as an Analytical Chemist

Analytical chemistry careers are exciting, rewarding, and potentially highly lucrative. Learn about analytical chemistry jobs, salaries, and more.

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.

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.

3 Tips To Get You Through Virtual Onboarding

Learn how to sail through the virtual onboarding process with this advice for new hires.

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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