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Teamwork Interview Questions

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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.

Teamwork was updated on April 8th, 2018. Learn more here.

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Do you prefer to work on your own, or as a part of a team?

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Teamwork Interview Questions & Answers

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    Do you prefer to work on your own, or as a part of a team?

      How to Answer

      This question is not a trick one! The interviewer is trying to get a feel for your personality and how you interact with others. You may work well without the need for much management or direction, or perhaps you are better driven by a collaborative and team led environment. Either way, be honest with the interviewer about your preferences without leaning negatively, either way.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "Whether I am doing an independent project, or working in a team environment, I always give my best. I enjoy the camaraderie of working in a team, but I can be successful working autonomously as well."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "Most of my recent administration experience has been independently focused so I would welcome the support of working in a team environment."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "I like managing a team, so if I had to pick one over the other, I would say that working as part of a team would be my preference. With that said, I can complete projects independently as needed."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "As a content marketer, I have a good blend of independent and teamwork experience. When it comes to strategy for a new project, I love working in a team environment. Once it comes to the final details of the content or copy, I prefer to work in a quieter, more focused environment."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "All I have known is working on a team, in a retail environment. I am self-disciplined and am confident that I could thrive in an independent work setting as well."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "I work on the road a lot, and by myself most often. When it's time to collaborate with my sales assistant or director, I find that I crave the camaraderie. I would like a position that offers a bit more teamwork than I currently have."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "I can thrive in a team-based situation as well as independently. When it comes to finalizing my class work or marking, I do prefer to go it alone. Otherwise, team collaboration is very welcome!"

      Heather's Answer for a Dental Assistant Interview

      "Whether I am doing an independent project, or working in a team environment, I always give my best. I enjoy the camaraderie of working in a team, but I can be successful working autonomously as well."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Service Station Attendants Interview

      "Most of my recent retail experience includes independent work since I currently manage a kiosk, so I would welcome the support of working in a team environment. Whether I am doing an independent project or working in a team environment, I always give my best. I enjoy the camaraderie of working in a team, but I can be successful working autonomously as well."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Radiation Therapists Interview

      "Whether I am doing an independent task, or working on a collaborative one, I always give my best. I enjoy the camaraderie of working in a team, but I can be successful working autonomously as well."

      1 Community Answer

      Anonymous Answer

      "I prefer to work both ways. I love working in teams as I feel it opens my mind to new ideas and techniques of thinking that might be more efficient than what I am used to. I enjoy working alone as well, so I can develop my ideas and contributions and come back to get feedback from the team."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Your answer brings a nice balance. You show a strong understanding of the ebbs and flows of the workplace.

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