Teamwork and CollaborationOn October 10, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
Are you career ready in almost every organization collaboration is the key to success. Employers want to hire people who are not only easy to get along with but who also pull their weight on a team. This means being able to build collaborative relationships with customers and colleagues representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles and viewpoints. Think about your class projects. What roles have you taken as a part of these teams? Did you help organize a timeline for all team members to follow? Did you help support the team with your creative ideas and abilities? Conflict management is another key piece of teamwork and collaboration. Did your team experience any conflicts? How did you solve these? Also, think about your work experience even if your only experience has been in part-time jobs. Do you work as part of a team? What challenges have you faced and how have you worked through them with your team? To master this competency you could volunteer to work in a committee with a student organization. This will provide you an opportunity to work with a team to achieve a common set of goals or objectives. Remember, career readiness is a process. We encourage you to write down situations in which you have had to utilize teamwork and collaboration and keep updating it as you gain new experiences so that way you’re able to effectively communicate your competency with ease. We recommend always looking for ways to further develop your career competencies. Schedule an appointment through Handshake or stop by our office for more information on how you can become career ready.