Attitude & Manners at a Job Interview

Read the passage and then decide if the statements below are True or False. Write True or False in the gap

Having a good attitude and good manners are important both at an interview and on the job.Managers agree that a person’s attitude can be more important than their work experience. Your attitude makes a big difference.

If you are excited about being at the interview and are eager to be hired for the job, the employer will probably consider you for the job. If you speak softly and look at your feet during the interview, the employer may not consider you for the job. Managers are looking for someone who is alert, motivated and enthusiastic. Using good manners at an interview and at your work is very important. The way you act tells a great deal to an employer. If you’re polite and kind, it says that you get along with people and you have a respect for seniority, company managers and supervisors.

One of the first manners an employer will look for is punctuality, being on time for the interview. This indicates whether you’re reliable and will be to work on time. Being late for an interview could hurt your chances of being hired.

When you meet the manager, smile. Then, offer a friendly greeting of “Hello” or “Hi”. Give the manager a firm handshake. Address the manager as Mr. or Ms. unless he or she asks you to call him or her by a first name. This shows that you have respect for the manager’s position. Also, look at the manager directly in the eyes, not down at your feet.During the interview, sit up straight in the chair. It shows that you’re alert and interested. Keep your hands and feet still during the interview.And, never chew gum.

Question No. /

You need to have a good attitude at work.

Work experience is less important than good behavior.

Dark colored cloth is always a good choice for interview.

If you show that you are excited about the job, you will have a better chance of being hired.

Punctuality is more important than good manner.

It’s a good idea to call the manager with his first name if he was ok.

Chewing gum can control the stress level.

Word Meaning Example

attitude

the opinions and feelings that you usually have about something, especially when this is shown in your behavior attitude to/towards

As soon as they found out I was a doctor, their whole attitude changed.

eager

very keen and excited about something that is going to happen or about something you want to do

I was eager to get back to work as soon as possible.

hire

to employ someone for a short time to do a particular job

Employers hire skilled people on fixed-term contracts.

consider

to think about something carefully, especially before making a choice or decision

I seriously considered resigning.

motivated

very keen to do something or achieve something, especially because you find it interesting or exciting

The students are all highly motivated

enthusiastic

feeling or showing a lot of interest and excitement about something

All the staff are enthusiastic about the project.

get along with

to have a good relationship

I get along well with my sisters

punctual

arriving, happening, or being done at exactly the time that has been arranged, on time

She’s always very punctual for appointments.

indicate

to show that a particular situation exists, or that something is likely to be true.

Research indicates that over 81% of teachers are dissatisfied with their salary.

reliable

someone or something that is reliable can be trusted or depended on, dependable

a birth control method that is cheap and reliable

 

 

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