Networking is an important and often overlooked element of a job search. Consult our resources to learn how to successfully build a solid professional network and utilize your connections to maximize your search efforts.

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.

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.

5 Ways to Earn a Promotion Through Internal Networking

Did you know that internal networking can help you land a promotion? Read this article to learn how to promote yourself at work.

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.

Ultimate Guide to Job References

This ultimate guide includes everything you need to know about preparing and delivering job references.

Sales Networking Groups: Boost Your Career, Get Referrals & Close Deals

Looking for new ways to get a promotion, find a new job, or make connections for your current employer? Try a networking group for sales professionals!

The 3 Cs of Networking

“Networking”: the term is everywhere in job search advice, but how exactly do you go about it? Get started with these three pointers.

Too Shy to Network? Here are 5 Pointers that will Help

Networking isn’t just for the outgoing – even the shyest job seeker can master the art of schmoozing by using these five quick tips.

Volunteer Opportunities for Chefs

Volunteering is an excellent way to build your resume and give you something to talk about during an interview.

The Benefits of Nurse Mentoring

Newly certified RNs have historically displayed high turnover rates— approximately 30% in their first year of work, and up to 57% by the end of the second. These numbers have been linked to several factors. In particular, the heavy workload, lack of workplace rewards, and unsatisfactory relationships with colleagues and supervisors play a prominent role.

Volunteer Opportunities for Dental Professionals

Volunteering is an excellent way to develop two important pieces of any job search: experience and connections.

There's More to It Than "References Available Upon Request"

References are an important part of any job seeker’s strategy, but there is a lot more to it than simply listing "references available upon request" at the bottom of your resume. First of all, you should NEVER list "references available upon request" at the bottom of your resume.

Strategies for Networking in Person

Since so much of the hiring process happens in that hazy area called cyber space, it may seem as if there is no personal interaction involved in a job search. Nearly all employers encourage applicants to submit their information online and what was once the norm – dropping by a company’s office to deliver a resume in person – almost seems strange nowadays.

5 Tips for Maximizing Recruiter Relationships

Working with recruiters can be a great way to give your job search a boost, but there are a few important points to consider when seeking out the help of a recruiting firm.

Creating an Effective Elevator Pitch

One of the most important elements in networking is the elevator speech (also known as the elevator pitch). This speech can be used in many situations, from pitching your skills and talents to a potential employer to outlining the services your company can provide for a potential client.