Do you have an upcoming job interview? Check out my example answer to the interview question: “Can you work independently?“
Similar interview questions are: “Do you like working alone or with others?” or “Tell me about your experience working independently…”
The reason why interviewers ask this question is to find out what kind of work environment suits you best, get a sense of your character and self-awareness. They’ll evaluate if your answer lines up with the position, work environment and company culture.
√ Do provide an example that proves you can work well in a team atmosphere as well as take on individual responsibility. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of each approach.
√ Do understand if the position requires you to work alone or not. Thoroughly read the job description and tailor your answer accordingly.
X Don’t limit your preference to either independent or group work situations. You’ll disqualify yourself because most jobs require both.