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When it comes to problem solving, are you a strong collaborator?

This question has been answered 7 times by professional recruiters and hiring managers. View their answers below.

Show off your teamwork skills by giving an example of when you successfully collaborated with your coworkers. Be sure to demonstrate how you communicated your thoughts or opinions. Highlight how your contributions, or ability to ask for help, made a difference. Explain how you are a team player who enjoys working alongside others.

Admin answer example
"I am most certainly a strong collaborator! Being an executive assistant, I am often in need of strong collaboration to complete a project for the VP who I support. I love learning new things from my coworkers and those who I report to."
Basic answer example
"Last month, I recruited a couple of coworkers to help me solve a problem for a client. We were looking at their financials, but something didn't add up, and I didn't have the analysis background that these two co-workers had. Together we molded our areas of expertise and created a bulletproof financial plan for our client. I enjoyed the collaboration and would do it again in a heartbeat."
Budget Analyst answer example
"I love having impromptu brainstorm sessions with my team. It keeps everyone on their toes! When an issue comes to light, I will approach the problem as a team, as often as possible."
Manager answer example
"I love having impromptu brainstorm sessions with my team. It keeps everyone on their toes! When an issue comes to light, I will approach the problem with the entire team and open the floor, at the end of the meeting, for suggestions."
Retail answer example
"I would consider myself an active collaborator and believe that two heads are almost always better than one. Three is the best, in my opinion. This way the team is odd-numbered, so if there's a dispute you can take a vote on it! Multiple viewpoints are almost always a great idea."
Sales answer example
"I am a strong collaborator. I am always willing to listen to others' opinions, hear their perspective, and work together to build a solution that will fit for everyone. I am always looking to draw from others' experience and expertise to bring about the best solution for the client and the branch as a whole. When drafting a pitch for a client, I am always sure to bring on a manager or carrier sales rep so that I will have multiple perspectives to help bring us to the best collaborative solution."
Teacher answer example
"I believe I'm a skilled collaborator and am confident that my coworkers would agree. I come to our bi-weekly department meetings full of ideas and with an open spirit, ready to collaborate with the rest of the team. We always have engaging discussions that result in great takeaways for the teachers as well as our students."

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When it comes to problem solving, are you a strong collaborator?
Because, I am very analytical, and deep thinker with a great and outstanding financial planning.
My Education Background, Experience and Achievements in last organization where I have worked gives me satisfaction to be the Best Budget analyst.
My ability to pay attention to detail and analyze everything.
I am the best budget analyst for your agency because I'm a detailed oriented person.
Cause I have good experience.
I am the best budget analyst for your team/company because I'm very well versed in the tasks and skills of a budget analyst. In my current position I have been analyzing the cost and risks for certain budgest and the impact in reallocations of a budget. In addition, I am very comfortable in communicating the results of the analysis to multiple people and in multiple formats.
I have the required skill and qualification to do the job.
Accuracy, efficiency, dedication, creative, objectiveness.
Have an understanding of the budget process.
Years of experience with the Bureau and years of very diverse business experience that will provide a broad knowledge base for this position.
I have the experience working with budgets, I have created and managed various budgets.
I am dependable, detail oriented, teamplayer.
My experience has prepared me well for this position. I have performed all of the functions of this position. In addition, I have extensive institutional experience and knowledge, including in-depth experience with the systems used by UCD.
My reserh skills, me always wanting to know and gatherinformation and opprtunies to learn.
To indentify the variance between budget and actual expenditure.
I have skill in budgeting and analysis.
Because I pay attention to detail and can decipher where spending is going and where it needs to be curbed.
I am the best budget analyst for you because I have significant experience with budgeting and finance at two large churches. Actually building a finance department at my last church from the ground up. So the tacking the areas that may be new to me isn't intimidating. Also in my 32 years of ministry experience I've been asked to step into lead positions in a variety of situations where I had to tackle a learning curve while strategically moving the department in the corrective direction. I'm good with people, and excellent communicator and I love operating in a support position while still being in a leadership role that required a lot of independent operations.
I am the best analyst for you because I have a background that includes managing the Local Government Road fund budget that includes $2.5 million each year for 3 years. I also have experience managing the budgets for several projects and have closed out $17 million worth of projects. I have a degree in business and am anxious to gain in depth budget experience.
I have a background in Accounting. During Graduate school I have seen many case studies about different situations. I believe that school has taught me the essentials of this position.
Because I am able to accurately plan and analyse actual results.
I have learnt and is learning to look at things from different perspectives. This has trained me to be resourceful in looking for viable solutions and as well as being flexible in obtaining solutions.
Can manage stress, problem and time.
I can make suggestions on how we can save the department or our company.
I understand the budget for this organization and I'm familiar with the way the budget is currently set up.
I have been a state employee for 14 years and have had a lot of exposure to many different jobs. I have worked as a PT where constant analyzing and reconciling were a daily task. In addition, I recently completed an Out of Class assignment as an SSA for the Access Quality report for Health Care access. In that position I tracked ducats using several source documents, consolidated them, reconciled, made corrections, counted them and entered them into a workbook. I completed monthly reports based on the information entered in the workbook.
Right application and understanding cost and having cost saving appraoches.
I am able to work productively and effectively with any team and make a great asset to the organization because of my caring and willingness to learn and effectivly do my job.
I will say I will be the best analyst because I am a quick learner and very flexible. I always enjoy and have interest in everything I do. On top of that I bring some experience as communicate with different departments, data collection, how to prepare and analyse budgets or provide recommendation to the board.
I believe that I bring knowledge to the table of not just an analyst but an accountant as well. By having this knowledge I understand the basis of finance as well as what is expected of an accountant. I come with a bachelor and masters degree in accounting and financial management. I have working in the finance field for well over 10 years, from Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Corporate Accounting as well as Asset Management. My experience and skills developed during that time, I believe makes me the perfect budget analyst.

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