MUET WRITING NOVEMBER 2009 – QUESTION 1 (SAMPLE ANSWER)
MUET 2009 (END-YEAR)
A survey was carried out on employers and job applicants of qualities expected at the workplace. The results of the survey are shown in the table below. Using only the information given, describe the results of the survey. You should write 150 to 200 words.
The table shows the ranking of qualities employers look for in job applicants and the ranking of qualities applicants believe employers look for. There is a mismatch in employers’ expectations and applicants’ perceptions of qualities required at the workplace.
Communication skills is the highest ranked quality that employers look for in applicants though applicants find it less important as they rated it number five. Respect for authority is ranked the lowest which is 10 by both employers and applicants. Applicants ranked qualification as the number 1 quality they believe employers look for but employers ranked it number 7. A quality ranked quite low by applicants is motivation, which is ranked number 9. Employers too find it less important as they ranked it number 8. Experience is considered important by applicants as they ranked it number 2. However it is not what employers want as they ranked it number 9. Besides that, team-work skills is a quality applicants do not believe employers want so much as they ranked it number 7 but it is a quality employers look for as they ranked it number 3.
In conclusion, employers and job applicants have different views on the qualities expected at the workplace.
( Material taken from Miss Teh Wei Li)