Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fw: TheCorporatePlaybook Partners with Sport Management World Wide!

TheCorporatePlaybook has now partnered with Sports Management World Wide to provide continued education for our athletes into the world of sports. Take your passion in sports to the next level and join Sports Management World Wide Today!!

Dear Corporate Playbook Athlete-

Your passion for sports has not come to an end! Your passion can continue in the world of sports business and here at SMWW, we train people for sports careers. Your playing days may be over, but you can continue that love on the business side of the game in a variety of careers: Agent, in the front office of a professional team, Scout, Coach, Broadcaster, Administrator, Public Relations & New Media, Game Operations and more!

We encourage you to visit our website ( for more information about the specific skills you need to pursue a job with a team or sports agency.

Our sports career training courses are all online with live audio chats with leaders in the industry. We all know it is “what you know” and “who you know". Our partnership with brings these resources together!

Our courses with your collegiate playing resume will make you very appealing in the sports job market. Sports Management Worldwide has a great reputation in the sports world and has a superb success ratio.
As a Corporate Playbook member, we would like to offer you a $100 off the sports career training course of your choice.

Just enter the code “playbook” when registering for your $100 discount.
(But don’t delay, expires September 30, 2009)

Feel free to contact our staff in Portland, Oregon at 503-445-7105. We have career advisors who work with former collegiate athletes and former professional athletes to assist with your NEXT sports career!

Dr. Lynn Lashbrook
President & Founder
Sports Management Worldwide
1100 NW Glisan 2B
Portland, Oregon USA 97209


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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Fw: Newsletter - Social Networking vs. Social NOTworking

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Congratulations to Eliot Silvey! Eliot a former defensive end at Southeastern Oklahoma State is tackling a new position with YellowBook USA. Eliot is now a Media Consultant at YellowBook where he develops custom advertising solutions for small to medium size businesses. The Corporate Playbook wishes Eliot great success at his new career!

If you have been hired let us know. We'll feature you in our weekly newsletter and online at Also if you are seeking a job opportunity write to us, tell us why companies should hire you. You could be selected and featured in our weekly newsletter and website homepage. Visible to hundreds of employers and recruiters. Please send all recommendations to

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Social Networking vs. Social NOTworking- The Debate
"Social Notworking: The practice of spending time unproductively on social-networking websites, especially when one should be working." -

In the ongoing debate over whether social networking is a productivity booster or a productivity destroyer, what's your stance?

Click on the link below for the whole story:

What's Really Effective in Finding a Job?
Job hunters want to know the most effective way to find a job. Honestly, there's no one-size-fits-all answer. Individual circumstances matter a lot.

But if you want to play the odds, here's advice based on a survey of human resources executives. The people who actually do the hiring responded to a poll by Challenger, Gray & Christmas. They said:

Click on the link below for the whole story:

Top Ten Cities to Get a Raise
WorldatWork, a global human resource association, recently published its latest list of the most likely metro areas in which workers should expect a raise.

Data collected in April 2009 revealed that 77%of companies in Washington DC are giving employees raises that are on average 2.3%, putting it at the top of the list for career-driven individuals.

Click on the link below for the full list:

Job Alert

Warner Chilcott Pharmaceuticals
    Job Description:
    Warner Chilcott is a leading mid-size specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and marketing and selling branded prescription pharmaceutical products in women's healthcare and dermatology in the United States. We have established strong franchises in these two areas through our precision marketing techniques and specialty sales forces of over 400 representatives. We believe that our proven product development capabilities, coupled with our ability to execute acquisitions and in-licensing transactions and develop partnerships, will enable us to sustain and grow these franchises. Warner Chilcott is proud to boast sales over $800 MM and one of the largest sales forces devoted to women's healthcare and dermatology.

    Job Requirements:
    If you are a highly driven, motivated sales professional with passion for success who is seeking a meaningful career, we offer a unique environment that fosters individual growth. Candidates should hold a four (4) year degree from an accredited college/university (ideally with a major in business, communications, psychology & social sciences) or four (4) year BSN. Minimum one year outside business to business sales (b2b) experience is required.
To view all current job opportunities with Warner Chilcott click on the link below:

About Yellowbook:
Founded in 1930, Yellowbook is an industry leader with a growing portfolio of internet and print products that drive consumer leads to local businesses. Yellowbook is the number 1 independent publisher of print and online directories nationwide. Yellowbook's progressive internet strategy, established national print base, extensive product usage, high renewal rates and protected territories allows its salespeople to enjoy job satisfaction and success.

Yellowbook expects to publish nearly 1000 printed directory editions in its 2007 fiscal year and circulate approximately 126 million books., the company's online directory, reaches millions of users via computers and mobile phones, through organic web searches and Yellowbook's network partner sites. Yellowbook employs approximately 6000 sales personnel, one of the largest media sales team in the US. Over the past decade Yellowbook has made around 50 acquisitions and now operating in 48 states plus the District of Columbia.

The company's humorous advertising campaigns have made Yellowbook one of the nation's most recognized brands. In 2006 and 2007, Yellowbook was named one of America's Greatest Brands by the American Brand Council and voted one of the Top 50 Companies to Sell for By Selling Power Magazine. In 2008, Yellowbook, signed a content distribution agreement with YouTubeTM, the world's most popular online video community allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos, to showcase's video advertisers across YouTube's network. Yellowbook is the first publisher in its category to partner with YouTube to distribute its customers' video ads.
    Media Sales Consultant - Outside Sales
    Print and Online Media Sales
    Yellowbook is looking for motivated, sales driven, and career focused individuals to engage with all types of businesses and present our product portfolio. This career opportunity offers an extensive training program and wonderful incentives. We offer a base salary, auto/cell allowance, competitive commission structure as well as excellent promotion opportunities.

    If you've been searching for a "long-term" sales career, are self-motivated, goal oriented, and performance driven, there's never been a better time to join the Yellowbook family.

    Company Benefits:
    Competitive Salary plus Auto/Cell allowance
    Uncapped Commissions, Incentives and Bonuses
    Medical, Dental, Life, Vision coverage
    401K, ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
    Protected Territories
    Excellent Opportunities for advancement
    Salaried Classroom and Field Sales Training for All New Hires
    On Going World-Class Sales, Product, and Industry Training
    Abundant recognition Programs
    Fun, energetic work Environment
To view all current job opportunities with Yellowbook click on the link below:

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Intern Legacy- (Beyond Photocopying Your Butt)

There are a lot of great things you can participate in and experience as a summer intern. You can sit in important strategy meetings, you can help organize and plan for sales calls and if you are really lucky you can become the official Twitterer for the company. But while these experiences are great for uncovering your interest and padding the resume they often lack one thing- Legacy.

That's right, very rarely what you do as an intern is adopted into the mainstream business model of the company or maintained after you have returned to campus. This intern legacy is difficult to achieve for two core reasons:

1: Lack of engagement from the intern. (no secret here, it's an internship a brief fling in the workforce. Many will simply try to fly under the radar and get through the experience simply collecting college credit and not truly involving themselves in the business)

2: Lack of trust from the employer. (many employers are not willing to really leverage their interns. Scared of giving them a "too important" project and simply treating them as a gopher)

Now for a shining example of an intern who engaged and a company that trusted him.

Facebook's latest feature that allows users to update their Twitter accounts from their Facebook page was developed by none other than Michael Gummelt a Junior intern from Stanford.

Quote from Gummelt:
"I was able to build this new feature from start to finish as a summer engineering intern. Next month I'll head back to school, but I'm excited to see my work here live on through all of the people who now will both share on Facebook and tweet on Twitter right from their Facebook Pages".

This is a awesome example of intern legacy!
Side note- Facebook may have plenty more opportunities for intern legacies:

Based on a recent report from Bloomberg it appears that Facebook is poised to grow, looking to boost their staff by 50% this year.

Friday, August 21, 2009

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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!

If you have been hired let us know. We'll feature you in our weekly newsletter and online at Also if you are seeking a job opportunity write to us, tell us why companies should hire you. You could be selected and featured in our weekly newsletter and website homepage. Visible to hundreds of employers and recruiters. Please send all recommendations to

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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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