Why are employers interested in employees’ attitude at interview?
Anyone running a business or operating at a senior level in business, is under intense pressure to deliver. They are busy people with targets to meet.
They have responsibilities to achieve the task, build the team and ensure people perform their job correctly, so that the business achieves its objectives.
So they will take the line of least resistance and recruit people who demonstrate that they will contribute positively to the team, and perform their task correctly without constant monitoring. People who will make their job easier.
They definitely do not want people who will blame everyone but themselves for a problem, fail to act to correct potential problems, complain that they are hard done to, insist on taking their breaks or holidays if there is a crisis, are difficult and argumentative and generally have a poor attitude.
They need to know you are part of the solution, not part of the problem.
So they look for people with a positive, “can do” attitude. People who demonstrate they have initiative and will tackle problems and find a solution, rather than bring them to their manager and put them on their desk.
So make sure you display a positive, helpful, can do attitude, both at interview and every day in your job. This is the path to job security and promotion.