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When was the last time you contributed to a team effort and what was your role?
The interviewer wants to hear that you enjoy being a part of a team and that you contribute to the success of the team. Start off by sharing the last time you contributed to a team effort. Perhaps it was a large project at work. Maybe it was on a basketball team. Or, you might have led a Girl Scout troop. All of these make great examples! Discuss how you personally made efforts to contribute to the team, and be sure to mention how successful the team was!

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When was the last time you contributed to a team effort and what was your role?
At a church event. Serving food.
It was in my past employeement. I was part of a team that had a quota for the month we had to get people in our business so I cam up with a plan that we were going to go to a local dental offices to explain to them about our products and promotions we have in store more then 20 percent of the customer we didnt have we gain for our business so oue team did finish strong and sucided our quota for the month.
It was in my previous job as an operation officer, I was working with procurement team and my role was communicator with firms or companies.
In school we do alot of projects - I take the lead role usually and I break the group up and we all agree on which area each person is working in.
Wellness warrior, as I was in charge of my store, my role was to think of ways to strengthen our delight scores as Pharmacy.
Working in the daycare field as an assistant teacher I had to work very closely with the lead teacher and help the classsroom run smoothly. I helped plan activties and gave input on ways to make things run more smoothly.
Had a memorial day get together and I was the photo specialist, had to get people out side to take pictures or purchase, did this on the PA and talking to them when they were coming outside which helped.
Inventory day. I had to count for my department and also I fixed the on hand quantities for other departments.
I contribute every single day. My role is to help everyone I work with. And as a family. Team work is essential in my everyday life.
Last year when we had a remodeling pharmacy, make some good suggestions for a easy flow pharmacy.
I contribute to a team effort every day. You could say that I float around a bit because I go where I am needed. If the checkout line is getting long, I open up to get the line down. If a customer needs help in photo, that is my department so I am going to help them. If someone needs help finding a product, I find it for them.
In my study time and work time I do some group work.
When I was lead tester on the implementation of NAPA which was an updated computer software program for our underwriting engines. I had to coordinate our work schedules and assign various functions to each co-worker. I received an award for the project.
Everyday I contribute to a team effort by working on the floor with my team and making our days.
The most recent team effort was a community event for the relay for life. Our community was asked to raise money for the event and then to represent the company at the relay. I put together a car wash at my store and we raised $250. The night of the event I manned the tent, passing out promo items, and then I walked the track for an hour. It was a successful event because we reached out to a lot of people in our community and showed our support.
In the new patient department there was a shortage of help and had to fill in and answer a high volume of calls and was told I was a big help.
Our last fundraiser at the church, help set up, made sure everyone had a position, and helped seat the group and took the cash and sold tickets,
When setting up new display module. Everyone joined in to complete the project.
I contribute everyday at McDonald we have to work as a team to get the good out and to make sure our customers is happy.
At College, in my English class. We had to pretend we were a design company and create a new way for classrooms to teach English. I had the role of treasurer, keeping track of the "money" we spent and what on.
I contributed to a team effort by being the leader for a group project. I made sure to give each person in the group a task and made sure that everyone completed before the deadline.
Thinking back recently, I used to run a car washing business with myself and a group of friends. I would make sure that the number of cars we were scheduled to clean were completed as well as being responsible for all of the money collected. While it wasn’t long term, it was one of the first times I was responsible for a pseudo-business (I guess you could say) and got good at money management.
Every month and month after month the results spoke to themselves.
I help my staff members with the chidren we look after the schoolprogam.
Once when the store was almost closed, there was one more person working on organizing their section, so the rest of us that finished all pitched in and finished the job much more quickly together.
In a in class play I had to motivate my group to just get up there and do it. I was the leader.
On truck day, we were short staffed, so I help with the truck and totes.
I am part of a dance team, my role was being not only just member but I helped make logos, work on our youtube page, and organized meet ups.
School project, leader of group, helped everyone with their roles inside the group.
I had to go out and make sales for a new drink because no one else wanted to do it first.
The last time I contributed to a team effort was helping with my graduation ceremony. I designed the banner we used, helped 2 of my classmates with their sign language, and led the line coming out, having to make sure people were in their place and following one another.
Martin Luther King day. We built care packages that would be sent to China and Africa. My role was to get people to sign up and partcipate, which was a success because I got about 50 people to help.
Since I play in the orchestra I have taken on lead and support roles like how I sometimes help tune my fellow bassists and how I provide the bass to whatever piece mu orchestra plays.
I contributed on a team when we had to go out in the neighborhood and get members to signed up for credit cards.
The last time I contributed to a team effort I naturally took the leader role and made sure that everyone had something to do and everyone was doing something. I also had my set of questions/tasks, but would make sure that everything was answered correctly and to the guidelines in school.
Last I contributed to a team effort was with a lab that spanned for several weeks. I was a facilitator as I made sure the group was cooperating with each other and I decided who would play a certain role.
When I was a waitress, I had my own tables and teammates had theirs but we helped if our tables got busy.
Many times sports of projects I'm often the leader.
The summer of 2015 and I was the leader of the team to explain what each task was to do.
The last time I contributed to a team effort was when I directed set and props crew for my current productions. I directed planning for the items and coordinated with the two directors.
In my school presenting a power point and my role was to take the notes for the section.
I put away meds for the pharmacy without being asked just because I knew it had to be done.
We had a fall at work and any time someone falls, we have a lot of paperwork to go over. Our boss has designed a system that gets the CNA staff involved in trying to prevent future incidents. Its part of our policy for us aids to contribute, as a team, to find ways or ideas catered to each fall risk. We have had a few falls recently and I gave my ideas on ways to prevent them to my boss. They can be simple like toileting the person more or keeping lights dim to encourage sleep.
At least 2 times a week, me and a manager will open the store together. My role is set up the pastry case and prep food while my other coworker brews coffee, tea, and sets up the bars.
The last time I contributed to a team effort was to increase our sales.