Interview Questions: About You


Do you prefer to work independently or on a team?

If the interviewer asks "Do you prefer to work independently or on a team?" they are trying to determine if you're a team player or would rather work alone.

Possible Response

I am comfortable working as both a member of a team and independently. In researching the 'ABC Company', I read your mission statement and the job description thoroughly. I saw similarities to my previous position where there were some tasks that required a large amount of independent work and research, while teamwork was most effective in others. As I said, I'm comfortable with both.

I enjoyed playing soccer and performing with the marching band in high school. Each of these activities required a different kind of team play, but learning to be a member of each specific group was invaluable. I continued to grow as team member while on my fraternity's debate team and through my advanced operations class where we had numerous group assignments. I'm comfortable working on a team, but I can also work well independently.