"Teamwork" is one of the interview key words that
frequently appear in job ads or job descriptions. Listed below are a
few of the possible interview questions you may be asked in the interview
regarding "teamwork". Review each interview question
below to prepare yourself for the interview.
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What factors would you consider in assembling a project team?
Name some of the pitfalls to be avoided in building an
Through what tools can a committee become more useful or
What actions can a supervisor take to establish teamwork in
You supervise a group of civilian employees. Your employees
appear to be at odds with the uniformed personnel. What steps can you take to improve the
teamwork between civilian and uniformed personnel?
What are the advantages, if any, of establishing team goals as
opposed to individual goals?
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What things make a good team member?
Consider first the situational context of the question.
What is the team environment of the organization that you are interviewing---do
they have a strong, organized team-based work environment or is it based on informal
authority and fluctuating teams? Ideally, you should have had an opportunity to
research and ask some questions about the organization to determine how they operate (and
if indeed you want to work in that environment.)
Model your responses to the organization. Obviously,
you are describing yourself = good team member. My ideas of what makes a good team
member may be very different from yours---and from the organization. Also depends on
where you are in the team---new member, leader, support. How do you see
yourself? How do you make yourself fit into a new team? How do you elicit
cooperation from other team members? What do you think the organization's biggest
problem is relative to teams and team-building? And, what solution could you
More possible interview
questions along with follow-up interview questions for all interview key
words are available in our interview guides.