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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.

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If asked, how do you believe your coworkers would describe you?

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Teamwork Interview Questions & Answers

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    If asked, how do you believe your coworkers would describe you?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer is hoping that your coworkers will describe you positively and uniquely. The hiring authority wants to know that you can honestly say that your co-workers enjoy collaborating with you! Select a few positive and unique keywords that genuinely define your work ethic, but also position you as a stand-out candidate.

      Some great words to use:

      - Encouraging
      - Helpful
      - Engaged
      - Positive
      - Hard-working
      - Punctual
      - Reliable
      - Adaptable
      - Compassionate
      - Exuberant
      - Intuitive
      - Persistent

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "I believe my coworkers would describe me as personable, reliable, and easy-going. We all seem to get along great because we work off of each others' strengths."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "I know that my coworkers respect my work ethic. If I had to guess how they perceive me, I think they would say that I am a reliable person, an encouraging manager, and a strong mentor."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "I believe that my coworkers would describe me as curious, confident, and creative! I put a lot of effort into my work and always want my clients to be happy with their end product. I conduct a great deal of research into new marketing trends to ensure that I am delivering the best, most up-to-date solutions to my client projects."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "If asked, my coworkers would describe me as someone with patience which is helpful, and great closer! I have the innate ability to get to know my customers in a short amount of time, by asking the right discovery questions. These questions allow me to make great product suggestions and sell them quickly."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "I have been described as persistent, determined, and hard-working. Failure is not in my vocabulary as I will even take a perceived failure, and make it work for me. I do not give up, and in fact, when things get harder, I dig in deeper."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "I believe that my coworkers would describe me as empathetic, kind, and focused. I will help any student that comes to me, regardless of the additional time and dedication required of me. Being an educator is more than just my job. It's my unique contribution."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Academic Advisor Interview

      "I know that my coworkers respect my work ethic. If I had to guess how they perceive me, I think they would say that I am a reliable person, an encouraging teammate, and a strong mentor."

      Ryan's Answer for a Math Teacher Interview

      "I think my students would say I'm really organized. I keep all of their homework and projects in separate color-coded folders and tabs and encourage them to be organized in their portfolios as well so we can always keep track of our progress. We also do a lot of self-assessment in class so it's important for them to see how they improved. Some students might find it a hassle at first, but it really helps them to see where they started and areas they can still improve on."

      Emma's Answer for an Accounting Professor Interview

      "I've frequently heard from students that I am creative, organized, and willing to learn. My students can feel confident that they will have lessons and information presented in a fun and creative way, that I will be prepared and respect their time and efforts in my course, and that I'm always open to feedback if there are ways I can improve."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Assistant Principal Interview

      "I would say my students would describe me as fun, innovative, and passionate. I like to make my work environment and everyone around me comfortable."

      1 Community Answer

      Anonymous Answer

      "In talking to coworkers, I would say they would describe me as knowledgeable in both our products and software. I have people who are in roles I used to hold frequently, asking me how I would handle a situation they are in. They would also describe me as a doer as I will not just wait around for others, and I will take matters into my own hands and complete the project myself."

      Rachelle's Answer

      It's great that you are a do-er and so willing to jump in and complete a project yourself. Be sure to also clearly express the fact that you will teach and willingly pass the baton to the next person.

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