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Financial Advisor

Full-Time Opportunity

New York Life Insurance Company is one of the oldest and most respected insurance and financial institutions in America. Over 160 years old, New York Life is a Fortune 100 company that is ranked second overall in the life and health sector of the insurance industry on Fortune’s list of America’s Most Admired Companies in 2008. As of 9/12/08, over $2.2 billion has been paid out in beneficiaries year to date. We offer a dynamic entrepreneurial environment that fosters creativity and provides unlimited opportunities for personal, professional and fiscal growth.

New York Life is currently looking to select two exceptional individuals this quarter to be part of our Austin insurance and financial sales team. We do not require any previous experience with insurance and financial products; our extensive training program makes sure that all our agents are well-versed in the products we offer. This position does require self-motivation, discipline and an entrepreneurial spirit as all agents are given the opportunity to run their business according to their own design. Part of that design is setting your own hours and therefore, the schedule is extremely flexible. At New York Life, you are in business for yourself, but not by yourself. We offer one of the best training and mentoring programs in the country with opportunities to further your education throughout your career. We have an outstanding incentive commission program and excellent medical and dental benefits. This is a permanent full-time position – We are looking for candidates who are searching for a career and a self-made business.
Key Responsibilities
- Helping members of the Austin community achieve and maintain their insurance and financial goals while adhering to the ethical standards of New York Life.
- Guiding clients on sensitive financial decisions
- Maintaining a sound knowledge of updated insurance and financial products and conveying this knowledge effectively to the Austin market
- Professionally and ethically representing New York Life and its clients at all times
Required Attributes

- An entrepreneurial spirit

- Passion, commitment, and a high level of energy

- Must be a self-starter, self-disciplined and results driven

- Ideally settled in Austin or surrounding areas for at least five years

- Bachelor’s or Associates degree preferred

- 1-2 years of previous business ownership or experience in sales and marketing a plus

EOE M/F/D/V

For prompt consideration, please send resume to Tricia Sharpton at psharpton@ft.newyorklife.com

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