Be a team player

It’s about giving your best and supporting others.

Being able to work well in a team is vital. The better you can do it, the further you’ll go (you’ll also do well to recognise when this means playing a supporting role or when you need to step-up and take the lead). You could have picked up the skills to do this in many different ways: the most obvious being as part of a sports team, club or society. Or you might have tackled a course-related project as part of a group or fitted into a new team at work. Just as importantly, you’ll need to think about the skills you brought to the team. Did you negotiate to achieve a common goal? Motivate other team members? Adapt your communication style? Resolve any group disputes? Think about how you could apply this to the workplace.