There Is An “I” in “I Have To Be On A Team”

hate_meetings_03We’ve have all been there. Okay, this introvert has been there. You are asked at a job interview, “Do you enjoy working with a team?”

Inside your head, you’re screaming “Hell no!” Another voice surrenders, “I need to pay my rent.” So you gather your strength and say, “I love working on a team.”

It’s not a good position to be in, but wouldn’t it be great if you could at least answer that question honestly and still get the job? Here are some suggestions:

  • What’s not to love about discussing cubicle etiquette during five-hour staff meetings?
  • Does teeming with anger count?
  • I believe in teams. In fact, a team of wild horses dragged me to his job interview.
  • Do I enjoy working on a team? A team of what?
  • If by being a team player you mean having to acknowledge you presence at least once a year, I’m your woman.
  • I’m a team player, but I only high-five co-workers after they apply hand sanitizer.
  • There’s not better team player than me – unless you count everyone else.