Job Interview Preparation - Team Skills


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Hints for preparing for a job interview - focussed on demonstrating team skills.
Prepare in detail - but be succinct in the interview.

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Job Interview Preparation - Team Skills

  1. 1. Job Interview Preparation<br />Team Skills <br />
  2. 2. Confidently Preparing for a Job Interview<br /> Think of 5-10 of your best achievements – make sure these are relevant to the role you are applying for, and are at the right level of complexity. <br />
  3. 3. C<br /> What was CHALLENGING or COMPLEX (strategically and operationally) about this project (achievement)?<br />
  4. 4. A<br />What ACTIONS did you take? Why?<br />
  5. 5. R<br /> What RESULTS (s) did you achieve? Was it the expected result?<br />
  6. 6. L<br /> What did you LEARN from this experience?<br />
  7. 7. A<br /> How can you APPLY what you have learnt to add value to the advertised role?<br />
  8. 8. Prepare a CARLA for all the expected capabilities/criteria. <br />
  9. 9. Team Skills <br />
  10. 10. C<br /> Your achievement may be CHALLENGING/COMPLEX for any number of reasons – e.g. multidisciplinary team, everyone new to the team, need to produce an outcome in a short timeframe, project linked to a key organisational initiative, matrix structure, new or multiple changes to leadership, shared leadership, resource shortages, redundancies and downsizing of a team, large team, team dispersed across a number of locations, intercultural communication, history of conflict, team brought together from a several divisions, …………<br />
  11. 11. A<br />Show:<br />what was your role in the team<br />what particular strengths did you bring to the team<br />an understanding of what makes an effective team. <br />
  12. 12. Some actions to consider:<br />How was clarity about how the team project fitted with strategic or business goals, and a team vision established?<br />Was there a shared understanding of expected outcomes?<br />How was awareness of team dynamics, different styles, strengths and weaknesses displayed?<br />What strategies were adopted to enhance working together? – planning, prioritising, roles and responsibilities, work allocation, helping others, sharing knowledge<br />What communication channels were most effective?<br />Was there a focus on collaboration and cooperation?<br />
  13. 13. What conflict arose and what productive conflict management strategies were utilised?<br />Were stress management and celebration of successes relevant?<br />How were Values, Code of Conduct, and flexible work practices managed?<br />What was the role of respect, tolerance, non – discriminatory work practices, trust and confidence?<br />How did team members (and you) display initiative, a solutions focus, resilience and a receptiveness to change?<br />How did the team manage setbacks? risks? health and safety issues?<br />How did the team monitor and evaluate their effectiveness?<br />
  14. 14. For expert assistance with your next job interview<br /> Read my blog at:<br /><br />