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 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.

How to Write a Cover Letter after a Gap in Employment

A gap in employment doesn't have to ruin your job search - check out this guide to writing a cover letter after an extended period of unemployment.

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.

Does HR Really Need My Social Security Number for a Job Application?

Many job seekers ask “should I give my social security number on a job application?” Find out how to deal with a job application asking for your SSN.

Benefits of Mentoring in Optometry

New grad optometrists should strongly consider finding an optometry mentor. Learn how these mutually beneficial relationships help boost optometry careers.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Negotiate a Sweeter Job Offer in 10 Steps

Negotiate a sweet starting salary by following these 10 steps.

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.

Guide to Accredited Ophthalmic Technician Education Programs

Want to become an ophthalmic technician? Wondering if there are any accredited ophthalmic technician education programs near you? Read this list.

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 iHireHospitality’s primer and learn about a restaurant manager’s daily duties and responsibilities.

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.

Top 10 Optician Qualifications You Need to Succeed

Check out the top 10 optician qualifications based on iHireOptometry’s analysis of the optician job requirements listed in nearly 1,500 job postings.

Optometry Industry Trends to Keep an Eye on in 2018 & Beyond

Myopic Millennials and online marketing are just two optometry industry trends we’re watching for 2018. Read about more in this optometry market analysis.

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