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Do you consider yourself a team player?
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The answer to this question should always be, yes! No matter where you work, you need to be a team player, to help your company achieve its goals. Be prepared with an energetic and enthusiastic, "Yes, I am!" Expand on this answer by sharing your philosophy on the importance of teamwork and being an active part of a team. Show the interviewer you understand that it takes a group of people for a company to achieve its goals, and you recognize that each person is a piece of the puzzle.
Answer examples
"Yes, I am!"
"It is not possible to accomplish something well without a team. You are only as good as your team so it is important to me to be a strong team player. I am always looking for new ways to bring value to the team and help leverage the team's strengths."
Sales answer example
"Absolutely. I really value a team environment because talking things out, leaning on each other, and working collaboratively are so crucial to anyone's success. I've always enjoyed most when our sales organization is set up with a team atmosphere. That is, in order to succeed, you need your pod or teammate to also succeed. In such a competitive field, you need to put into place some policies to remind everyone that we succeed together and that an individual's successes can only go so far. I am always happy to help out the team, and have demonstrated this in many roles. On numerous occasions, I've covered for assistants to help set appointments for another team member, or taken over someone's accounts for the day, or even for an entire maternity leave, all while managing my own book of business. It is an additional challenge and fun to put on a different hat, all while helping out the team."
Retail answer example
"I'm definitely a team player- I know full well that the department itself, and the store as a whole, will not run if we are not working as one cohesive, collaborative unit. I am always willing to lend a hand and help out a coworker, from taking an extra turn cleaning out the dressing rooms, to working an undesirable shift so they can go see their daughter's recital, to bringing the schedule home with me so I can tweak it to fit the requests and needs of the department; you name it, I've done it and am happy to do it again."
Marketing answer example
"I would certainly say I'm a team player. I've been in organized sports my entire life, so I know that without a team, you can't accomplish very much. I really value the relationships I have formed from working in teams throughout my life, not to mention how much I have learned from my coworkers when collaborating across departments or across the hierarchy of the organization. All in all, I know the importance of a team and I work very well in a collaborative environment."

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User-Submitted Answers

Do you consider yourself a team player?
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As long as I am the only one in the team, yes!
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Yes. By working as a liasion between editorial, creative services, IT and marketing, ensuring communication between departments is essential to uphold the reputation of the organization.
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Yes . I work with a partner in branch atms and also manage the line to the counter with colleagues. Some times we decide on things like let one of us handle bulk cusomers and lest handle others for the line to move.
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Yes, you need everyone on the same page to keep the wheels in motion, stronger together.
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I am. I worked successfully on a small team of 6-7 people managing a $100 million portfolio. We were working in a fast paced, often stressful environment building small technology companies and needed to be able to listen to each other, come to consensus on many issues, trust each other individually and collectively, plan for our future and make ethical decisions. Not always easy, but a lot of fun. I enjoyed my job tremendously as well as the people worked most closely with.
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I am a team player. I feel that I work well in teams and can get along with others and listen and understand what they have to contribute to the team.
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Definitely. I play soccer and its a team sport of 11 or 7 players.Team work is needed.
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Yes I am, I can say I am always very comfortable to jump in on any task, and help anyone from my team on any project.
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Yes being in a team is a way in which we can accomplish and learn many things.
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Yes, I love people and you realize very quickly that there is no "I" in the word team and together we will all be better people for the organization.
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Yes I think so. I can play a neutral when needed and be aggressive when needed.
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Yes, but I also work well alone.
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Yes I am always a team player.
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Yes I am a team player and I'm also able to be a independent player as well.
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Most definitely, that's the only way you can get a job done. Working well with your peers.
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Yes, I work well in a team, I believe the work one does benefits from the efforts put in by each individual.
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Yes, and I believe I would be an asset to any team.
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Yes I love to work with others.
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Yes, I love helping my team and making us become a lot better.
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Yes im a good team player.
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Yes, my current team says so.
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Yes, I enjoy collaborating with my team members to come up with the best possible solution to benefit the company.
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Yes I work well in a team environment but also enjoy working alone.
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Yes very much a team player, unity we are one.
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Tasking my priorities assginment and persue with relevant personal, email, mail, to get it done within the time span.