Often a job description is limited in explaining what is required of the applicant for that particular position. It is essential to discover more about the job, the company, and most importantly, the industry before applying for a job.
These industry overviews will provide you with information about common job functions and helpful resources to learn more about industry trends and recruiting practices.
- Once you have identified your industry of choice, consider making an appointment with an Industry Advisor to create a targeted job or internship search strategy.
- Remember to use your newfound knowledge to better tailor your resume and cover letter.
- For more information, refer to the "Career Research" section of Moving On
Where to conduct industry research:
- Mason Career Link is a database of alumni and employers who have volunteered their time to connect with Mason students through informational interviews, panels, and other networking events. These professionals want to share their career experiences and advice with you. This is a great way to learn more about your industry or field of interest, so make sure to reach out and connect!
- Use the Mason's Alumni Association to build connections. Consult the reference copy of Mason's latest Alumni Directory available in the Career Library. The directory has a geographic and career field index.
- Visit TheCareerProject.org to research thousands of real careers and jobs through the eyes of the people who work them.
- Criminal Justice
- Fashion and Retail
- Financial Services
- Green and Sustainable
- Human Resources
- Human Services
- Information Technology
- Marketing, PR, Advertising
- Media and Entertainment
- Recreation and Tourism