Graduate programs are not simply continuations of undergraduate degrees, but an introduction into academia- it is a process of acculturation.
Undergraduate degrees open you to a range of potential jobs; conversely, graduate degrees put you on a specific track.
Speak to your supervisor about writing it as an article and then you can get free feedback throughout the thesis writing process.
Are jobs looking for people who can write technical reports? Find ways to coauthor reports with your supervisors, or intern or volunteer with jobs that will get your name on reports.
Rather than re-invent the wheel, choose something that is easy data where there is an established path.
Your role is to push it forward or in a new direction.Communicating excitement about your thesis also communicates engagement with your field of study, which should translate into successful work/research with your new employer.Choose a topic that creates a trajectory- you don’t need to necessarily take it, but it keeps your options open.I hate to admit it after I spent 2 years writing my thesis, but after my committee approved it I don’t think a single soul has read it cover to cover.My thesis has been viewed over 800 times and I gave hardbound copies to family and friends, but even my father couldn’t make it through that chloroform in print. I found some errors when I read through it recently- big enough that anyone paying the slightest attention would notice.Don’t overextend with scope, funding, or time commitment.You want to make an impact, but if you spend 5 years on your Masters then you are sure to be disappointed when no one notices or cares.Every topic expands as you start writing, so pick something concise.In archaeology everyone wants to excavate a site or make the next big discovery.You may never do a Ph D, but it sure is nice to have the option available.At both my MA and Ph D universities are highly successful young professors only a few years older than myself.