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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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Tell me about the type of team members you dislike working with.

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Teamwork Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Tell me about the type of team members you dislike working with.

      How to Answer

      You will not always be fond of the people you are collaborating with; however, the interviewer needs to know that any inherent dislike will not affect your job performance. Keep your answer positive and focus on your ability to self-manage despite team members who may drag you down.

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I prefer to work with those who are punctual, reliable, and can take accountability for their workload. With that said, I understand that I can only be responsible for my work ethic, so I do not allow any delinquent co-workers to affect my performance."

      Rachelle's Answer for an Admin Interview

      "I can get along with a broad range of people, but I choose not to work too closely with those who possess a negative outlook. I like to see the bright side of things, even on the tough days."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Manager Interview

      "I can work with most personalities; however, I dislike working with others who do not pull their weight and expect others to pick up their slack. It's not fair to the team, and it's frustrating. When this has happened in the past, I have addressed it with the team member."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Marketing Interview

      "As a seasoned manager, I understand that challenging personality types will almost always be present. What I do to combat this is, I get to know those challenging people a bit better, in hopes to understand their mentality or approach. This method of management allows me to find common ground with almost anyone."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Retail Interview

      "I certainly prefer to work with like-minded people who are go-getters and understand the meaning of hard work. It can be frustrating to work with people who have no drive or are lazy in general, but I ignore them and go about my day."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Sales Interview

      "Negative people, or those that are challenging to get through to, will be anywhere. You can put me in almost any work situation, and I will find a way to thrive! I am highly energetic which means that my positivity and enthusiasm often rubs off on even the dullest people."

      Rachelle's Answer for a Teacher Interview

      "I have been an educator for eight years which means that I have come across a vast range of personalities with it comes to students, parents, and faculty. I do not particularly enjoy working with people who are bullies or try to drag other people down, but that is par for the course in any work situation. I focus on delivering positivity and encouragement to counteract those who do not think the same way as I do."

      Ryan's Answer for a Lifeguard Interview

      "I prefer to work with those who are punctual, reliable, and can take accountability for their workload. With that said, I understand that I can only be responsible for my work ethic, so I do not allow any delinquent co-workers to affect my performance."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I enjoy working with team players, individuals that show up and do what is needed by the team. There are always individuals in any work environment that can be challenging to get along with. I don't allow myself to focus on those individuals, instead, I focus on what I can control in a team environment which is my own performance."

      Chad's Answer

      Great answer! The interviewer will be assured of your ability to self-manage and concentrate on your own workload.

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