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.

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.

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.

Remote Job Fraud: How to Ensure You’re Applying for Legitimate “WFH” Positions

Wondering how to know if a remote job is legitimate? Learn how to spot remote job scams when searching for opportunities to work from home.

Addressing Diversity and Inclusion in Your Job Search

Learn how to ensure prospective employers value a diverse and inclusive workplace when searching for your next job.

Job Ghosting Is a Bad Idea. Here’s Why.

Workplace ghosting may be on the rise, but it’s a bad idea. Find out how job ghosting and interview ghosting could harm your career.

How to Change Careers: A Preparation Checklist

This career change checklist will help you prepare for successfully breaking into a new industry or exploring a different career path.

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 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.

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 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.

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 Tips for Balancing Multiple Part-Time Jobs

Having multiple part-time jobs is a challenging yet rewarding way to reach your career goals. Read our advice for how to balance multiple jobs.

5 Ways to Turn a Part-Time Job Into a Full-Time Job

If you love where you work and want to get promoted from part-time to full-time, check out these tips for turning a part-time job into a full-time job.

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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