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Charlie Sheen's Great Advice For Job Seekers
By Michael Mercer, Ph.D.
May 1, 2011 - 3:27:08 PM

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Charlie Sheen uses two wonderful phrases that offer wise advice for job hunters. If people put these phrases into action in their job search, they will write better resumes, excel in job interviews, and get more job offers.

1. "WINNING, DUH"

First, job searchers absolutely must apply Sheen's phrase, 'Winning, Duh.'" Job hunters do this by highlighting their achievements and results in their resumes and job interviews.

Job hunters must highlight their results in five ways:
1. Dollars
2. Numbers
3. Percentages
4. Speed in completing work
5. Awards - from jobs or school

Convey your impressive and quantified accomplishments in your resume and every job interview. Why? Because companies want to hire job applicants who accomplish measurable results. So, figure out ways to translate your work experiences into quantified results you achieved in each job.

For example, perhaps you helped your employers make more profits, reduce costs, increase productivity, or complete work faster. Also, show off awards you won - either from your employers for your great work or even from schools you attended.

Why is this ultra-important? Because companies crave to hire 'Winners, Duh!'

Also, job seekers must talk about their work and educational experiences in only three ways:
(a) Positive or (b) positive or (c) positive.
Reason: Hiring managers love hiring job applicants who focus on positives. So, your every interaction with a potential employer must display you acting optimistic, upbeat, and confident.

Warning to job hunters: Hiring managers hate job candidates who whine, moan, and complain. So, always focus on the positive -since you want to get job offers.


2. "TIGER'S BLOOD"

Charlie Sheen bragged about his "Tiger's Blood." He meant "tiger's blood" in a certain way.

For job hunters, 'tiger's blood' means showing enthusiasm and energy throughout your job search. For example, in job interviews, show enthusiasm for the job opportunity, enthusiasm for the company, and enthusiasm about results you achieved. In job interviews, winners act enthusiastic non-stop.

In contrast, losers act like they're on Quaaludes. Do not do that.

Instead, always ooze enthusiasm. Make sure the hiring manager sees your 'tiger's blood.'


BIGGEST REASON TO USE CHARLIE SHEEN'S ADVICE IN YOUR JOB SEARCH

People who are job hunting should ask themselves one question - to discover the most important reason to put Charlie Sheen's advice into action:

Question: What type of job seeker do hiring managers always want to hire?

Answer: Companies always want to hire job hunters who are "Winners, Duh!"


COPYRIGHT 2011 Michael Mercer, www.JobHuntingMadeEasy.com

MICHAEL MERCER, Ph.D., is an acclaimed expert who helps companies hire good, productive employees. His 6 books include Job Hunting Made Easy™ and also Hire the Best – & Avoid the Rest™. So, he knows 1st-hand how managers decide whom to hire -or not hire.

In his Job Hunting Made Easy™ book, he reveals the job hunting method that results in finding a lot of job opportunities, making a fantastic impression on hiring managers, and - most importantly – getting job offers. Dr. Mercer delivers seminars and speeches on both hiring and job hunting. Subscribe to his free Newsletter at www.JobHuntingMadeEasy.com



 

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