A common topic in job interviews is teamwork. Often, an interviewer will ask you a question such as “How do you feel about working on a team?” or “Tell me about a time you solved a problem as a team” or “How would you motivate team members if you were working on a project together?”
With these questions, interviewers can get a sense of whether or not you like working on a team, how well you work in groups, and what role you tend to take on a team project (for example, a leader, a mediator, a follower).
These questions also show whether you are easy to get along with, which is important in almost any work environment.
There are many ways you can respond. The most important things to remember when answering questions about teamwork are to remain positive and to provide specific examples.
Read below for advice on answering these kinds of questions, as well as a list of sample questions about teamwork, and best answers for each question.