Job Seeker Resources

Resources for Job Seekers

To learn more about Mason, visit the university's main website. For a comprehensive list of resources at and outside of George Mason University, please review our Additional Resources PDF in addition to the information below.


Resources for Individuals with Disabilities


LGBTQIA+ Resources


Veteran Resources


Employee Support Groups and Networks

  • Visit our Faculty and Staff Networks page to learn more about Mason's employee-led communities around engagement, well-being, and professional development.


Exploring Northern Virginia


Local Chambers of Commerce


Tips for Job Seekers

  1. Submit prompt applications. Resumes, cover letters, and applications should be submitted prior to the full consideration date to ensure they will be reviewed. There is no guarantee that applications submitted after the full consideration date will be reviewed.
  2. Set up email alerts so you can be notified and apply early when positions that meet your desired qualifications become available.
  3. Make sure your resume and cover letter are up-to-date. Know your professional brand and display it in your resume and cover letter.
  4. Apply for positions even if you don't meet all of the desired qualifications. Underrepresented minorities and other disenfranchised groups often do not apply if they don't meet certain requirements, even if they would have been considered.
  5. Grow your network and let them know you are looking for work.
  6. Know how to speak to the requirements listed in the job posting and how you are able to meet them.
  7. Do your research on the companies you apply to and be prepared to speak about what you've learned.
  8. Be present in the interview with good eye contact, a firm handshake, confident posture, and a self-assured tone.
  9. Be flexible.
  10. Review HERC's article on Age-Proofing Your Resume.

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