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SCORE - (Look who's finding careers through The Corporate Playbook)

Congratulations to Rosa Jolivet-Outing! Rosa a former standout track and field competitor at Texas A&M is now on the fast track to being a Financial Representative with Guardian Life. The Corporate Playbook wishes her great success at her new career!

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#1 Question Your Resume Should Answer
The vast majority of resumes I see read like a series of job descriptions, listing duties and responsibilities at each position the job applicant has held. But resumes that stand out do something very different. For each position, they answer the question: What did you accomplish in this job that someone else wouldn't have?

Social Media Banned from College Stadiums
Today, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) is expected to release a final version of its new media policy. For the sake of sports fans everywhere, let's hope it has some significant changes from the current version, because at the moment, it can best be described as a ban on all social media usage at SEC games.

Five Ways Companies Mistreat Job Seekers
When it comes to hiring, some employers act like they hold all the cards--and they can treat job seekers as poorly as they want, without consequence. They're wrong: Smart employers know that good candidates have options (to say nothing of the ethical implications of being rude just because you think you can). Here are five common ways employers behave badly when hiring:

Job Alert

Teach For America
About Teach For America:
At Teach For America, we are working with a great sense of urgency to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation's most promising future leaders in the effort. We recruit aggressively to attract outstanding recent college graduates of all majors and career interests to commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools, and we invest in the training and professional development necessary to ensure their success as teachers in our highest-poverty communities. Our teachers, also called corps members, go above and beyond traditional expectations to lead their students to significant academic achievement, overcoming the challenges of poverty despite the current capacity of the school system.
    Job Description:
    Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and working professionals - of all academic majors, backgrounds and career interests - who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders for expanding educational opportunity for all children.

    Each year, Teach For America selects a diverse corps of individuals who have the skills and commitment to make a real impact on the academic prospects of students growing up today in low-income communities, and to exert long term leadership in the effort to eliminate educational inequity.

    Teach For America trains all corps members during a pre-service summer training program; places them as teachers with full salary and benefits in urban and rural public schools; and continues to support them through a two-year professional development program to ensure their success as teachers and beyond.

    As a Teach For America corps member, you will:
    • Take on an intense personal challenge to address our nation's greatest injustice.
    • Set an ambitious vision of students' academic success and invest students and their families in working hard toward the vision.
    • Plan purposefully, execute effectively, and work relentlessly to ensure that students growing up in our country's lowest income communities are given the educational opportunity they deserve.
    • Develop leadership, communication and problem solving skills, while bolstering inner strength and self-awareness.
    • Develop lasting relationships and build a network of colleagues and friends that will provide you with support both during your corps experience and for many years to come.

    To see all Job Opportunities with Teach for America click on the link below:

About Guardian Life:
Founded in 1860, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY (Guardian) is one of the largest mutual life insurance companies in the United States. As of December 31, 2007, Guardian and its subsidiaries had $41.3 billion in assets (on a consolidated statutory basis). With more than 5,000 employees, 3,000 financial representatives, and 80 agencies nationwide, Guardian and its subsidiaries protect individuals, businesses, and their employees with life, disability, health, long-term care, and dental insurance products, and offer 401(k), annuities and other financial products and trust services.

Is your new career everything you thought it would be? Were you promised independence and now you find yourself being monitored? Were you told to build relationships and now being told to push products? At Guardian, we expect and reward forward thinking and creativity. If you're interested in developing a certain market, you can. If you are interested in gaining new knowledge and expertise, we'll help. As a Guardian Financial Representative, it is up to you to define your financial career any way you want, and it is up to us to provide you with the tools and support you need to truly have it all.
    Job Responsibilities:
    • Provide sound financial recommendations to insure financial security for clients, and possess the capability to move clients to take action and implement said recommendations.
    • Act as an advocate for your clients; commitment to enhance, enrich and serve client base.
    • Learn and implement existing client resource tools, and employ cutting edge financial strategies to grow and develop long lasting, value based client relationships.
    • Professional Growth: Commitment to engage in a career long process of ongoing training and education to acquire above average skill and knowledge of all financial products and services where applicable to changing economic conditions and market shifts.
    • Expand a business practice by use of effective prospecting and referral based strategies, as well as identifying and cultivating new client relationships within a targeted market niche.
    • Learn best selling skills practices and/or willingness to improve/develop existing sales skills

    Job Requirements:
    To be a Financial Representative is to be passionate about people and their financial betterment. Successful Guardian Financial Representatives have a drive to contribute rather than simply a drive to succeed. They cultivate relationships easily and thrive on them. You'll need four key personality traits as a Guardian Financial Representative.

    Click on the link below to view all job opportunities with Guardian Life

Learning Through Sports
About Learning Through Sports, Inc.:
Learning Through Sports is one of the fastest growing publishers of K-12 educational solutions delivered exclusively over the Internet.

We successfully deliver state aligned Math, Reading and Character Education through the most engaging sports video games available today. This patent pending solution has yielded unprecedented results in improving Math and Reading state test scores as well as correcting behavioral issues in the classroom. Furthermore, we are the leading provider of Sportsmanship Education to America's schools and routinely see a 50% reduction in sports ejections after implementing our programs.

The company publishes Kid's College®, a Math & Literacy intervention program; STAR Sportsmanship™, the first interactive program to teach Sportsmanship & Character Education; and™, the first moderated social networking website to feature student-athletes' personal video testimonials of positive sportsmanship. Additionally, Learning Through Sports' STAR Mentors program offers professional athlete mentoring focused on impacting disengaged and at-risk students: improving their behavior and making them better students.
    Job Description
    Learning Through Sports, inc. is a leading educational publisher of digital gamed-based learning programs for K-12 in Math, Reading and Character Education. We have a highly coveted Educational Sales Consultant position available.

    Job Requirements
    • Degree from a 4-year college with proven academic success
    • Superior verbal, written and phone-based communication skills
    • Computer savvy: experience with a CRM tool is a plus
    • At least 2 years of successful sales experience preferred, but not mandatory

    Click on the link below to view all job opportunities with Learning Through Sports

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