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SHIP Alumni Career Newsletter

May 2014 Edition

May 20, 2014
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Employer Perspective
Highlighted Job Postings
FREE Virtual Job Fair
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Welcome to the May edition of the Alumni Career Newsletter!
Employer Perspective

Conducting a Strategic Job Search

Many individuals don't know how to conduct a strategic job search. Most recent grads and those with more experience will spend hours scouring the internet and pouring over too large job board sites with little to no result. Prepare yourself to search first and then seek out  the multitude of other ways to search for jobs besides using Monster and Indeed. To receive more detailed explanations of the concepts below contact and request the alumni job search tool kit. 


Conducting a Strategic Job Search

  1. Determine & Select Your Targets: Select or target a job market by determining a geographic area, an inductry or company size, and a job function within that industry.
  2. Develop your Personal Brand & Understand Your Value to an Organization: A personal brand will make you stand out from the crowd of job seekers by differentiating yourself from others with the same skills and abilities.  Include in your personal brand, your experiences, your skills, your personal characteristics and your accomplishments.
  3. Refine the Basic: Your Resume & Your Cover Letter (next month's newsletter will review cover letter information):  The cover letter should be a brief letter that clearly articulates your reason for writing and your skills and abilities. Don't reiterate what they can read on your resume. Point out skills they might not notice or accomplishments that might catch their attention. 
  4. Find Positions Within Your Targeted Area:  Network; Direct Contact of Companies; Employer Websites; Search Firms, Head Hunter, 3rd Party Recruiters; Ship Career Connection; Professional Association Websites; Specialized Career Job Search Websites; On-line Classified Ads; LinkedIn and Twitter.

Note: The most strategic and successful job search will use all of the components above. You simply can't rely on one avenue to search for a job. Be certain to spend time exploring each way of searching for positions and be realistic with your time. It is more important to spend time networking and contacting companies directly rather than searching the large job bank boards. Use your time wisely but explore all options.

Highlighted Job Postings

These companies are looking to hire SHIP alumni. You can find out more about these opportunities as well as other opportunities on Ship Career Connection. If you are a Ship alumni and looking to hire other Ship alums or students please contact us to highlight your job and post it on Ship Career Connection. Learn how to access SHIP Career Connection at



Account Executive, Concert Technologies, Dulled, VA  

Seeking a self-motivated, high-performing, well-organized Account Executive to sell, market and increase visibility of Concert's Technology Deployment program within targeted new clients across Commercial and Federal markets. The Account Executive will be responsible for identifying, creating, and selling new opportunities within the Commercial and Federal markets to achieve their strategic plan and drive overall company revenue growth. Our ideal candidate will grow to understand how Concert's capabilities and culture can fuel solutions to help our clients solve their challenges and achieve their goals through sound execution on new technology rollouts. This is a tremendous opportunity to gain new sales experience within the technology and telecommunications industries.

Candidates must be self-motivated, well-organized, and outgoing individuals who have the ability to work both independently and in a team environment to represent the long standing reliability of Concert Technologies. Minimum Qualifications/ Experience: 1 to 3 years professional selling experience preferred; Ability to interact and socialize with customers at management and executive level; Strong verbal/written communication, time management and organizational skills; Experience in telecommunications or service related industry is a plus. Additional information can be found at or on Ship Career Connection. Send Resumes to:

SR BUYER, JLG Industries, Hagerstown, MD
This individual must have a Bachelor's Degree in business, production management, industrial engineering, finance, economics, or related field along with 3-plus years of related experience. The Sr. Buyer will be responsible for the procurement of all goods and services from suppliers in a major area of a particular component group. They will spearhead all coordination with vendors including procurement actions, engineering, manufacturing and other considerations. Additionally, they will assist in intra-departmental coordination to achieve corporate goals, and departmental goals. To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, visit and reference Requisition # 50082.

Accountant/Auditor, Padden, Guerrini & Associates, PC , Mechanicsburg

HR Representative/Benefits Coordinator, DM Bowman, Williamsport, MD

Assistant Creative Services Director, Inc., WGAL-TV, Lancaster

Technical Analyst, Unica Group,  Camp Hill

Family Based Mental Health Worker, Pennsylvania Counseling Services - Lebanon, South Central Counties in Pennsylvania

FREE Virtual Job Fair 

A Virtual Job fair for Shippensburg University alumni is being held April 1 - July 31. More information may be found at New jobs get added weekly for the duration of the job fair. Contact for additional information or questions.

Career Assistance

Don't let the warm weather, sunshine and vacation derail your job search. Get a free critique and advice on how to market yourself better and other job search assistance. Email us at or 717-477-1218. 


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