Tough Interview Question — Are you a team player? presents "Tough Interview Question - Are you a team player?" This quick video covers what you need to know for answering this tough interview question.


Hi, everyone. I'm Brian Krueger with and this is The Job Search Minute. Here is another tough interview question: "Are you a team player?" Almost everyone says, "Yes," to this question but it's not just a yes/no question. You need to provide behavioral examples to back up your answer. A sample answer: "Yes, I'm very much a team player. In fact I've had many opportunities in my work, school, and athletics to develop my skills as a team player. For example, on a recent project…" Emphasize teamwork behavioral examples and focus on your openness to diversity backgrounds. Talk about the strength of the team above the individual. And note that this question may be used as a lead-in to questions around how you handle conflict within a team so be prepared. This has been The Job Search Minute, for more career information please visit

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