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.

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.

10 Must-Read Achievement Ideas for Your Broadcasting Resume

Want to improve your broadcasting resume? Not sure where to start? Be inspired by these broadcasting achievement examples and broadcasting resume tips.

Resume Writing Tips for Automotive General Managers & General Sales Managers

Get tips from the experts at iHireAutomotiveProfessionals on how to write an interview-winning automotive general manager or general sales manager resume.

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

A Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (or, SWOT) analysis can save enormous amounts of time throughout the job search process. The following personal SWOT analysis worksheet is designed to produce a highly effective reference document for writing your resume and cover letter, preparing for interviews, negotiating salary, and filling skill gaps to push your career to the next step.

How to Write a Cover Letter after a Gap in Employment

For many, an extended leave from the workforce can make the job application process especially daunting... Here are some tips for developing a cover letter that will open doors for your return to the workplace.

Managing Your Job Search Doesn’t Have to Take Over Your Life

Managing your job search may seem like a full-time job, but it doesn’t have to be. Learn how to find a job fast with these 7 job search hacks!

Career Comparison: Physician Assistant vs. Nurse Practitioner

Physician assistant vs. nurse practitioner – find out the difference between PA and NP career paths and decide which advance practice credential to pursue.

Applying for a Job Without all the Qualifications? Here’s What You Need to Know.

Should I apply for the job? The answer is probably “yes.” Learn the difference between required skills vs. preferred abilities and desired skills.

Want a Rewarding Eye Care Career? Become an Ophthalmologist.

Learn all about how to become an ophthalmologist and find out if the ophthalmologist career path is right for you!

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

When it comes to your job search, it never hurts to get social. That means both in terms of in-person meetings and via online venues. The social network Twitter is an under-utilized tool to extend the scope and reach of a job search. Are you using it to the fullest extent possible?

How to Use Social Media to Find Your Next Job

Using social media to find a job requires some navigation. The savviest job seekers are active on multiple social media platforms and understand the different expectations and tools that come with them.

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.

How Your Job Reference Page Should Look and Other Helpful Tips

How exactly should a job reference page look? These tips and templates will help you get it right.

5 Ways to Earn a Promotion Through Internal Networking

Most people simply work hard and hope their work gets noticed by their bosses. Stop waiting for recognition and take full control of your career trajectory by following these surefire ways to get on your supervisor’s radar.

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

One of the most frustrating aspects of the job search process is the waiting game AFTER the interview. Instead of assuming the worst, consider these scenarios that could be at play.

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, even without discussing the matter with the hiring manager face to face.

Negotiate a Sweeter Job Offer in 10 Steps

Negotiate a sweet starting salary by following these 10 steps.

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 this primer and learn about a restaurant manager’s daily duties and responsibilities as well as some tips to help you succeed.

Everything You Need to Know to Begin Your Logistics Career Path

How do you get the right experience and training, and then find a job you will love in the logistics field? These tips will help you along your logistics career path.

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.

Guide to the 5 Top Dietitian Certifications & Specialties

Discover the dietitian specialty certifications from the Commission on Dietetic Registration and decide which of these dietitian specialties is right for you!

4 Ways to Keep Problems at Home from Affecting Your Work

Problems at home affecting your work? Follow these four steps to reduce your anxiety at work and keep your personal issues from harming your career.

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