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Here Are Some Example Competency
Interview Questions

Like any job interview, it's good to know the kind of questions you'll be asked beforehand. On this page we give examples of the competency interview questions often asked to assess your Teamwork skills.

But if teamwork isn't needed in the job you're applying for, just go back to the list of competences and choose ones relevant to your job. We have many.

What Do Employers Look For When Assessing Teamwork Skills?

In your interview answers, interviewers look for past evidence that you:

  • Understand the value of teamwork
  • Participate fully in team challenges
  • Encourage a team culture, both as a team member and as a leader

Example Competency Interview Questions for Teamwork

Here are some example competency based interview questions covering Teamwork. In-between the main questions are examples of probing questions you might be asked if your interviewers want more information.

  • Tell me about a time when you were a member of a team given a task

- What did the team have to do?
- What did you contribute, specifically?
- What went well?
- What went badly?
- What could you have done differently?

  • Describe a time when you worked in a poorly performing team

- Why was the performance bad?
- What did you do to raise performance?
- What was the result?

  • Describe a time when you had to deal with conflict in your team

- What steps did you take to resolve the conflict?
- What was the outcome?

  • Tell me about a time when you set a team a task or objective

- How did you monitor progress?
- How did you ensure everyone contributed fairly?

  • How do you encourage teamwork in the teams which report to you?

- What are the benefits?
- What are the drawbacks?

Other Competency Interview Questions

As well as Teamwork, we have other example competency based interview questions which assess skills such as IndependenceSensitivity to Others and Delegation. Just go back to the list of competences and find ones relevant to the job you're applying for. We have many.

Plus there's advice on how to answer competence interview questions which you may find useful.

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