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Rachelle Enns is an interview coach and job search expert. She works with candidates to perform their best in employment, medical, and post-secondary admission interviews.

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As a manager, how have you built successful teams in the past?

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    As a manager, how have you built successful teams in the past?

      How to Answer

      You know that proper teamwork is essential for your team to succeed. Accomplishing this takes careful planning and team member selection. Talk to the interviewer about your ability to build exceptional teams. Discuss the characteristics you look for when building an impactful team and your overall formula for success.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I have built many successful teams throughout my management career. I have found that the most important factor is to create a personal connection with each team member and create a way for each one to feel a connection to our overall goal. When everyone feels invested in the result, they will be an active and involved part of the group, leading us all to success."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "I build successful teams by showing everyone that their ideas are welcome and valued. When people feel like important contributors, they are more likely to exceed expectations."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "I build successful teams by nurturing every team member to commit to their individual goals. I hire, train, and equip team members carefully and with purpose. I also encourage a shared culture since a team that is set on a single mission is one that is united. I also ensure everyone has visibility of the larger picture and a clear understanding of how their performance impacts the bottom line."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "I am very aware of my team members' unspoken feelings. As a creative type, I believe this awareness makes me more intuitive. I also develop successful and motivated teams by treating everyone with genuine care. My employees know that they matter to me."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "I have built successful teams in the past, and I find a lot of the success comes down to building a collaborative environment where everyone respects each other. When a team can collaborate to solve problems and meet targets, we foster a competitive yet fun work environment. I achieve this by encouraging helpfulness, transparency, and giving clear direction and expectations."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "I believe the most important components of building a successful team are connecting with each team member individually and working to understand what motivates them personally and professionally. I have helped my team to be successful by showing them how they can grow individually and as a group."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "I keep a collaborative class environment by embracing an inclusive and harmonious work environment. Diverse environments can generate a lot of creativity which is always welcome in my classroom."

      2 Community Answers

      Anonymous Answer

      "I believe getting everyone to understand that we are all on the same team, and we will support everyone to the best of our abilities - has played a big part in my current team's success."

      Marcie's Answer

      It's great that you're able to unite a team around a common goal and that you create a supportive environment for all employees. If you've ever been involved in recruiting and hiring people to form a team, this would be a great opportunity to speak about that as well.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I believe getting everyone to understand that we are all on the same team, and we will support everyone to the best of our abilities - has played a big part in my current team's success. If people have something going on at home, they know someone will cover for them. If they make a warranty decision they know that their team and supervisor is going to have their back."

      Rachelle's Answer

      This sounds like a perfect team environment and a very cohesive way of working together. It may also be helpful to speak about the state of the team when you took over, and how it's improved under your leadership.

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