Or slightly less subtly, an interviewer might ask “Are you a people person?”
We all want team players. Even in what are relatively selfish, self-interested roles, such as sales, we still want people who can work together.
It all sounds a bit cheesy, but being a team player is really important, especially if you are being interviewed by the HR department. They do not like conflict too much.
So tell them how well you work with other people, how much you contribute to the team effort and add value. How you support your colleagues in their work.
The interviewer will be interested in people who share their knowledge and experience with others, especially if they help them achieve their deadlines and targets. Think about examples that show you were able to work successfully within a team. Explain how you were able to earn the respect of your peers and superiors.
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