Other behaviors that an employer values in adults and teens are self‐control, manners, and cooperation. Ultimately, a manager wants to feel that if they hire someone, they will not be a liability, but they will be an asset to the company. An interviewee’s behavior in a job interview represents how they will behave towards customers and clients.
Additionally, a job candidate should know that they will be judged by their appearance. This is just a fact of life. So coming to an interview with body jewelry, sloppy clothes and tattoos is not advised.
Another way to prepare for an interview is to know all about the business. The interviewer will surely ask the candidate why he or she wants to work there, and what they know about the company and its products.
Ambition with a willingness to learn is another soft skill. Someone who can learn quickly and adapt is going to be an attractive job applicant. In a busy work environment, there is not a lot of time for hand holding. An employee who will go the extra mile and take on responsibility is invaluable. Unfortunately, another preconceived notion about teens is that they are lazy. A manager might think that a young person has to be pushed and prodded to work. This notion can be combatted in an interview by just showing a little ambition.
Along with ambition, a skill that is requested in many job postings is a friendly attitude. Service businesses really need upbeat associates because their customer’s experience is very integral to the success of the company.