Mason Jobs Questions & Answers

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What are some ways to effectively use LinkedIn as a networking tool?

(1) Continuously check LinkedIn and look up companies that you would want to work at and see if you have any connections within that... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What's the best interview advice you ever received?

Do not tell the interviewer what he/she already knows. [e.g., everything you wrote on your resume].Be honest about your weaknesses and... (more)Read 10 Answers
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Should I include my part-time jobs over breaks on my resume?

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How should I frame an email to someone asking for a connection for a job without sounding like I am just emailing to use them?

If you have the time, build up a relationship. Start a conversation with them that is natural and that doesn't involve you asking for a... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Do you think having a LinkedIn is necessary for finding a job? What are some tips on getting started on the site?

I agree that it's helpful. I actually just did a project on online recruitment and here is something I learned in an interview with a... (more)Read 8 Answers
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How do I go about asking a professor a recommendation? What do I do if they say no?

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What are some good questions to ask during an interview?

I like to ask the interviewer how they began at the company. That will tell you both about them and the company and make the interview... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Is it necessary to get professional head shots done for internships and jobs?

I don't think it's necessary, but it won't hurt! (more)Read 6 Answers
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What are some sick was to add some extra cash to your wallet during holiday season?

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Who should I ask for recommendation letters from for jobs?

If you currently have a job, ask for a recommendation from your boss, manager, or supervisor. Ask a professor that you really connect... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What type of structure do you use when writing a cover letter to a potential employer?

I always start out with a short anecdote to pull in the person reading instead of the standard "Hi, I'm ____ from ____ University and am... (more)Read 4 Answers
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What's the best way to create your own personal brand?

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What is the average wait time to hear back from a company on your application?

This really varies--it can be anytime. It could be the next day, or the next month. I suggest googling around to see if anyone else has... (more)Read 1 Answer
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If you don't love the people working at your office, should you be worried that the job is not right for you?

It doesn't mean that the job is not right for you but it could mean that the position is not quite the right fit. If you love what you... (more)Read 4 Answers
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What can you do to grab the attention of college recruiters?

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What are some resources people have been using to find full-time jobs, part-time jobs, or internships? Did you find these resources helpful?

I like a lot. You can also check out your campus career resource center, if your school has one. (more)Read 1 Answer
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Have you visited a resume workshop? Was the experience worth it?

I have visited a couple of resume workshops. The thing about resumes is that everyone has their own opinion, there is no "right way" to... (more)Read 4 Answers
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When should I begin my job search if I am graduating in May?

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How far back should you go in listing experience on your resume?

Typically, I add anything that is extremely relevant to the position I'm applying for. So, for example if I had relevant experience from... (more)Read 2 Answers
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Is is awkward to request to connect with people on LinkedIn you weren't really friends with in high school or college but that LinkedIn recommends to you?

It's definitely not awkward. I've linked with people I may have spoken to once or twice, or only know through other people. Having that... (more)Read 4 Answers

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