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Tell me about the most rewarding experience you have had, working in a team environment. What made it so rewarding?

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.
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The interviewer wants to hear that you feel accomplished through teamwork. Talk about a time when you felt fulfilled through a team setting or project collaboration. An example may be a time when you worked on a team project in University, a recent work collaboration, or possibly an extracurricular experience such as coaching a little league team. Discuss the positive results of the teamwork and how you attained a positive outcome as a group.

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"The most rewarding teamwork experience that I have had was in my last year of university. We had a project due, in teams of 4, which accounted for quite a large part of our grade. I believe everyone pulled more than their weight because so much was at stake. Teamwork is very rewarding when everyone has something significant to win, or lose."

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"One of my most rewarding teamwork experiences was while I was attending University. I learned so much by working with my classmates. I gained new problem-solving skills and learned a lot from their research preferences."

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"My business development team was not getting along, so I collaborated with a team-building service, where we had a day full of development exercises, meant to draw our team closer to each other by developing a sense of trust and camaraderie. This experience was incredibly rewarding because I saw relationships and bonds quickly form. I had a plan in place for keeping the momentum over time, which also worked well."

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"Our marketing team recently worked on a major campaign for a well-known brand. It was by far the biggest project in my portfolio. I was the junior copywriter on the project and delivered amazing work, not just because I always strive to do my best, but because the more senior members of the team believed in my work. Their encouragement and faith in my work were all I needed to elevate my work even further."

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"Last Christmas, we were short staffed, and run off of our feet during the biggest shopping season of the year. The struggle, the overtime hours, but also the excitement of huge sales numbers, put our team on a type of high that I had not seen before. It was pure adrenaline and super exciting. This experience is by far the best team environment in which I have ever worked. I loved the excitement and the way we all banded together to ensure the success of our store."

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"The position I am currently in has been my first experience leading a team. We have knocked some seriously crazy numbers out of the park, becoming the pacesetters for many product launches. It's been exciting to see everyone flourish. I love to see everyone succeed. It's encouraging and exhilarating."

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"I approach many class projects as team-based efforts, putting students into groups with kids they may not normally choose to work alongside. It is highly rewarding to see new friendships develop while helping my students to expand their views of who they can, and should, be friends with."

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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Tell me about the most rewarding experience you have had, working in a team environment. What made it so rewarding?
When working in Udders, the aim of my team was to promote new items on the menu, namely different kind of sundaes, to cater to customers who have many different cravings at the same time. There was profit-sharing if we reached a certain target and we worked together to promote the sundaes by considering the choices of flavours the customers indicated. We managed to hit the target and customers were pleased with our recommendations as well. It was a win-win situation.
Getting volunteers team members on a special project and succeeding that Goal!
There are number of occssion which are rewarding team experience.
Brainstorm ideas to raise money and awareness. Bounce house, big turn out for kids.
When a job I m pharmaceuticals goes well and there's no 100% checks needed to be done and that means we all worked together looking watching each others back know.
I learned that working with other people you pick up new things that you dint know before.
Being apart of the World Baseball Fair back in 2003. Where I assisted coaches from the US to be teach children from all over the world play baseball. It was an amazing experience.
Dinner and dance. Great social event to get to know colleagues outside of work and great bonding experience.
Whilst working at Royal Mail every shift we would have targets to clear the mail we are sorting and when we achieved this then this gave me a great sense of job satisfaction and teamwork.
A rewarding team experience is when I went to Missouri with a group of people from my church. I helped out build houses, pain, and many other things because a tornado was there that occured so I helped out.
When you and the team with together to accomplish a difficult task.
When you work In a good team, everything flows nature.
Getting first place in the science fair with my friend when we build a solar oven.
It was when we went over our sale goal because we all worked as a team and it felt very good.
In studying towards a diploma of adult education and teaching, I began this journey alongside other keen educators. As the year progressed I found my role in the team, which meant the importance I had towards everyone completing the course. And reaching out for help where I needed, and lending a hand to ensure we all walked across the finish line together. The team environment grew from individuals with different backgrounds to a wealth of knowledge sitting a midst one another. It was the accepting of diversity and allowing each other to feed of one another.
Opening of a new store exceed sales.
If they success the project of my organization.
During my senior year of College, the class and I worked with the Albany Devils to achieve a certain amount of ticket sales for the game. We exceeded that goal and won a pizza party along with recognition.
Finishing the job on time and getting a bonus.
Not yet as such just to appreciate all what we are doing.
Honestly I haven't been into one because I was a student.... But I'm looking to get a reward of hard work for your company.
It feels very pleasant and joyful every time we manage to complete the task that were given to us.
Most of my roles work towards the cpmpletion of projects. My most recent achievement would be the Burberry 2015 festive campaign.
It was close to blueberry festival and it was starting to get busy. We all had to help each other with our duties because we were slacking a little. On things like crisps, and chowders. I helped mash the chowders with my co worker and helped with the crips. It was rewarding because we got the job done and it's nice to help everyone. It's how we worked!
All work together and do our best.
Volunteering at a baseball game. I helped prep and store food for the people coming to the game.
Most of works were handled well by our team.
I have working reward certificate.
When I worked at Don Giovanni it was just opening, so to be apart of a team that's giving the first impression of the place to others, is really important and to have that go well is also important. The success of the restaurant was in our hands so to speak so, to have it go really well, was an amazing feeling.
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