Almost every job candidate will claim they’re a great team worker. But employers are looking for people who can demonstrate it. In an interview or informal chat, it’s likely you’ll be asked to give examples of the times you’ve worked in a team. So it’s wise to pick a couple of examples, and have a short explanation in mind.
Think of the sports, clubs, activities, projects or jobs you’ve been involved in. How did you contribute to a team – and how did that improve the outcome? Think also about how the team functioned, and what you learned from the experience. Is there something you’re keen to put into practice?
Even things as trivial as a cooking rota amongst housemates shows initiative and an ability to organise and work in a team. And remember: if this is your first job or placement, how you’ve worked in a team is likely to be more important than what that team actually did together.