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What's Your Dream Job?

May 21, 2014

Not every boy wants to grow up to be president—at least not when he can grow up to be a Sports Illustrated swimsuit photographer!

Edge Shave Gel is offering four men a shot at life-changing career experiences through the #DreamJob social media contest. After listening to social media conversations among men, the team at Edge found that while they aren't afraid to share their career aspirations with friends online, men may be apprehensive that their dream jobs would dissatisfy their parents' expectations, or feel they simply can't get in front of the right decision makers to make their dreams happen. The mission for Edge Shave Gel became clear: give Edge users the ultimate advantage by offering them the shot at a dream job experience.

Starting today, hopefuls can create an online "resume" on Facebook and complete a series of challenges to score points, impress the judges and launch themselves to the top of the resume stack, for the shot at a behind-the-scenes experience with Sports Illustrated, IGN, Thrillist or Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker's Hulu Original series 'The Awesomes.'

Dream Job candidates will have six weeks to use social media to post content and complete challenges in order to land an interview for the job of their choice. The winning applicant for each Dream Job experience will be chosen based on his resume strength and qualifications for the role by a panel of judges, including representatives from the brand, Sports Illustrated, IGN, Thrillist and Broadway Video, a producer of 'The Awesomes.'

The Edge Shave Gel Dream Job Experiences are:

The SI Swimsuit Photographer: Following a private lesson with the Sports Illustrated Director of Photography, grab your camera bag and sunscreen before jetting off to assist at a Swimsuit Edition photo shoot.

The Thrillist Taste Tester: Clean your palate and sharpen your adjectives as you step into the culinary critic world and contribute to Thrillist as a guest taste tester for two months, and host your own tasting event at the end of the summer.

The Awesomes Funnyman: Step up to a different kind of work crowd as you learn what goes into producing a Hulu original animated series created by Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker and produced by Broadway Video and Bento Box Entertainment. You'll receive a week-long mentorship at Bento Box Entertainment, the series' production studio, and you can even make your on-screen debut with a cartoon cameo on the show.

The IGN Community Correspondent: Experience PAX Prime, where you'll get a first-hand look at the next generation of video games and get special access to one of gaming's biggest shows for IGN and Edge.

"Edge Shave Gel does more than give guys an advantage in front of the mirror. We're dedicated to providing a leg up in all aspects of their lives," said Matt Rader, group marketing director at Energizer Personal Care. "Edge users are ambitious and hard-working, so now we're helping them break into some of today's most competitive industries with these Dream Job experiences. Know you have the talent, but haven't been able to get a foot in the door? Here's your shot at adding an amazing new experience to your resume. We can't wait to see how the candidates will rise to the occasion."

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