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Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively toward common goals, while appreciating diverse viewpoints and shared responsibilities.

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Ways to Develop Teamwork

  • Participate in team or group projects in classes. 
  • Work as part of a team in a job setting.
  • Being part of an athletic, music, theater, or other team.
  • Be egalitarian, taking others' viewpoints into consideration and discussing when coming up with group goals or shared projects. 
  • Review the learning outcomes on your syllabi and talk to your faculty about how you are developing this skill in your classes and with which assignments. 

Ways to Demonstrate Teamwork on Your Resume

  • “Collaborated with team on XYZ project or issue”
  • “Learned how to promote teamwork as a leader of X team/group.” 
  • “Developed teamwork skills through communication and collaboration with XYZ team in XYZ setting/situation”
  • “Coordinated across cross-functional areas to build consensus on X” 
  • Use action verbs in your descriptions such as coached, coordinated, facilitated, led, and managed. More action verb options.
  • Resume Resources

Sample Interview Questions to Demonstrate Teamwork Skills

  • Discuss your experience working as part of a team. What was your role?
  • Give an example of a time you worked in a cross-functional team or interdisciplinary team. 
  • Describe a time when you worked collaboratively with team members of different backgrounds or perspectives than your own. 
  • How do you motivate others on your team? 
  • Discuss a time when you had a conflict with a team member. How did you handle it? What was the result? 
  • Interview resources