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Explain the difference between group and team. Are you a team player?

Possible Answer #1:
“Yes I am. During my summer internship at Cadence, me and my friends were working together.

Ours was a mixed group with varied skills and we produced results which would have been impossible to produce individually.

I had to keep all my communication channels open at all times to ensure that the project stayed on track.

I was responsible for my part of the code and also for the collective delivery of the entire project.

I worked closely with senior key team members to keep my deliverables on track.

In the end, I was able to deliver on time and within budget.”

Possible Answer #2:
“Yes, I am. Though I am currently in an IC (individual contributor) role, I like working with others as personally, I am social and outgoing.

I like to nurture and build team spirit. At least once a month we go for team lunch or host team parties and generally, I am in charge of the fiancés from the pool fund.

In case there is no budget left in some month, I ensure a potluck lunch.

Being a senior in the team, I keep my eyes and ears open to understand the needs of all the others, especially my juniors and freshers.

We help each other focus on what really matters, instead of getting bogged down with irrelevant pressure.

My strong communication skills help me coordinate between different team members and resolve further issues.”