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4. What do you think about team targets?

You will almost certainly get a question that asks you to explain what you think about the power of teamwork.

The whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Most projects and departments see themselves as teams or sub-teams within teams.

Although this sounds a simple question, we can use it to illustrate the need, from time to time, to ask a clarifying question. Make sure that you know what they mean by ‘team targets’. They could be talking about team objectives and/or bonuses or privileges earned as a result of team performance.

I’m a team player

Start from your assessment of the attributes of a good team player. ‘When a team is really working well everyone performs their job in a way that helps other ...

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