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Teamwork Skills

Your willingness to understand a variety of viewpoints and work with others. often to achieve a common aim.

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Sharing ideas and taking on responsibility are all part of a collaborative approach to completing a task. Being able to work alongside others, being flexible, delegating, sharing ideas and adapting to new information are all key aspects of teamwork skills. Understanding more about how you operate in a team situation, and what your role might be within the team, can help you achieve your goal.

You will find that your work and how you work with others can also contribute to the overall goals of a common aim.


Find and develop your skill

Where can you improve your teamwork skills at UCL? 
There is a lot of support here to help you develop this skill!

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Prepare your examples

Most employers look for evidence of team working during the selection process. You may be asked to demonstrate your teamwork skills in an assessment activity including your ability to work with others, how you solve problems as group or what you have learned from working within a team.
Employers may be interested in roles that you adopt such as leader, time keeper, researcher. 
Also during an interview you may be asked to describe a situation where you have been part of a team.

Prepare examples of where you have worked well with others. Think of what your strengths might be.

What did you like about working in a group?

What did you learn from a particular situation involving others?

What roles have you adopted within a team? Can you describe what you learnt?

Need some support on how to structure your answer relating to teamwork for an interview?
Visit our Interview Skills page.

Here you can find out more about how to structure your answer and demonstrate your skills along with many more resources that will help you prepare

If you have written a draft application for any type of opportunity, our team can provide personalised practical tips and advice to help you better understand how recruiters will shortlist your application, and how you can best demonstrate your motivation and your most relevant skills / experience.