Do You Prefer Working Individually or in a Group?

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When you are applying for an entry-level position, a typical job interview question is "Did you prefer working independently or in groups on school assignments/projects?"

Here are sample interview answers which you can edit to fit your personal experiences and background:

  • I work comfortably as part of a group and I also work well independently. For most projects or assignments, having multiple brains working toward the same final product can only be beneficial. I only had one or two assignments that were undoubtedly created to do individually.
  • I am a team player. I know that being cooperative, open-minded, and focused are important aspects to being a successful team member. I feel more motivated when I work with a group.
  • I prefer to work independently or with a single partner. In my opinion, there are too many factors that could be missed when people work in groups of three or more. If I am going to be accountable for the final result of a project or assignment, I want be sure it's done well and to my standards.

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