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

1 of 25 Teamwork Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on June 29th, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
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

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"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."

Answer example

"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."

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"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."

Answer example

"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."

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"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."

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"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."

Academic Advisor
Answer example

"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."

Math Teacher
Answer example

"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."

Assistant Principal
Answer example

"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."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
First written on: 02/02/2016
Last modified on: 06/29/2018

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