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.

When Spellcheck Fails: 12 Common Resume Typos You’re Overlooking

Are you making these avoidable resume mistakes? Review this list of common resume typos to ensure (not “insure”) your document is flawless.

Resume Writing Tips for Opticians

Looking for resume tips for opticians? Get advice from the experts at iHireOptometry and learn how to write an interview-winning optician resume.

Writing Soft Skills into Your Resume

How do you know which soft skills employers want to see? And how do you make something subjective and unquantifiable into a persuasive argument that will get you hired?

How to Proofread Your Resume Like a Pro [Checklist]

More than half of hiring managers will send your application to the trash for poor spelling or grammar. Use this proofreading checklist to make sure you don’t overlook any mistakes.

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.

How to Write an Effective Cover Letter

Although some employers no longer request cover letters and in many ways emails are replacing traditional cover letters, more than 80% of recruiters still expect to see one. Read our expert advice for writing a cover letter that will be noticed by hiring managers.

LinkedIn Follow Up Message

Use these tips to network your way to employment.

5 Trends in Healthcare Management: Why 2018 is the Year to Become a Healthcare Administrator

Find out why you should become a healthcare administrator and learn about 5 trends in healthcare management driving the future of healthcare administration.

Optometrist Education Guide: Top 10 Optometry Schools

Pursuing a career in optometry? Check out this optometrist education guide for a list of the top optometry schools in the US.

Which Physical Therapy Career Path is Right for You?

Just beginning your physical therapist career? Learn about the different types of physical therapy and choose the right physical therapy career path for you.

Advice & Inspiration for Your Career Change at 30, 40, and 50

Check out iHire’s specific advice for career changers who are switching careers at 30, starting a new career at 40, or making a career change at 50.

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 Facebook Can Help Your Job Search

If you are looking for work, you need to take advantage of Facebook and the resources it provides to help make your job hunt a success. Learn how Facebook can speed up your search for employment.

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.

Keeping Track of Your Job References: Essential Tips and Templates

Keeping track of job references is not only important for your current job search, it can also help your career down the road. These templates will ensure you have what you need to succeed.

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.

What to Do When You're Late for an Interview

Does arriving late to an interview make a bad impression? Yes. Have you destroyed your chances? Not quite.

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.

Give Your Secondary Teacher’s Salary a Bump

Whether you’re currently searching for your next job—with available means to increase your income—or simply looking to make a little more cash without changing schools, this guide can help.

Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Salary Negotiation Script

Use the sample salary negotiation scripts below to craft your own persuasive spiel.

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.

Millennials in Construction: The Best Construction Jobs to Look For

It was around the time of the 2008 economic crisis that the construction industry starting losing jobs. Since then, though, the industry started to be on its way to total recovery. That’s good news if you’re in the early steps of your career, but what does the construction industry have to offer Millennials?

Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control: What’s the Difference?

Deciding on a career in QA vs. QC can be tough if you don’t know which is which. Find out the difference between quality control and quality assurance.

7 Tips for Staying Healthy at Work

Staying healthy at work is not as difficult as it seems – read these seven great office health tips to help you feel your best and be more productive!

5 Ways to Avoid Getting Fired at Your Holiday Work Party

‘Tis the season for drunk coworkers and embarrassing office party stories. Here are 5 tips to help you make it through your work party and keep your job.

Soft Skills for Engineers: Don’t Overlook These Key Traits

Learn about the top soft skills for engineers and find out why interpersonal skills like communication, teamwork, empathy, and leadership are just as important as technical knowledge in the engineer job search.

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