Aug 10, 2018 - 11:31 AM
The point of an interview is for a hiring manager to figure out how you will mesh with the team and what kind of contributions you can make to the company. While some managers will use several seemingly-unrelated questions to get an answer out of you, others will be forthright in their interrogation. For this reason, you should prepare an answer to, "what can you bring to the team?" Your answer should focus on three things:
• What makes you unique
• How you can apply your unique achievements and skill sets to the job
• Your value
When discussing what makes you unique, don't discuss your sock collection, or your ability to pull spaghetti through your nose. Keep your answer relevant to the role. Focus on only skills and accomplishments that only you have, and discuss how you an use those qualities and achievements to contribute to the role.
Wrap up with the value you bring to the table. Do this by using examples from past positions, such as the time you helped get through a backlog of customer orders in half the time it usually takes employees by streamlining the process. For more tips on how to respond to the interview question, "what can you bring to the team," visit myPerfectresume.
Feb 20, 2019 - 04:30 PM
You can respond to the interview question "What can you bring to the team?" by discussing the attributes in your background that closely relate to the needs and requirements listed in the job advertisement. Be articulate and passionate in your response—this is a common interview question, so you should have an answer prepared in advance of the interview.
When you're preparing for your interview, you should have your elevator pitch ready to go. Your pitch should tie to the job you are interviewing for—if it does not, revamp it so it does. Also, be prepared to answer the question "Tell me about yourself." You want to also be able to explain why you’re the best candidate for the role. This question is similar to the one about what you can bring to the team. Knowing your responses to both questions (inside and out) will help you go far in making a good impression in the interview.
Let’s go a little deeper: Be specific when talking about what you can bring to the team. Mention the work experience you’d bring to the job, as well as the skills and education necessary to be successful in the job. This can’t be reiterated enough: You need to prepare an answer to the question "What can you bring to the team" in advance of the interview. Prepare your answer, and then rehearse saying it aloud. You can also consider recording your response (so you can hear how it sounds), or practice it on a friend, and ask for their feedback.