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Give me an example when you helped your team to solve a problem(technical)

 
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Many a times i have been asked this question "tell me an example when you helped your team to solve a perticular problem " .
As i do not have much of practical experience i always stuck while answering this question.

Can anybody suggest what could be the answer for this question? I think the interviewer expects some technical answer.

Thank you.

 
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Have you never helped anybody with a problem?
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Have you never helped anybody with a problem?


i have helped, but the interviewer was never satisfied with my answer
 
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Do you think that they'd be more satisfied with a made up answer? Of one from someone else's experiences?
 
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Bear Bibeault,
It would be a cheating to my soul.
I should stick to the answer whcih is on my own experience, and not of someone else's experience.

Thank you for giving me a reminder.
 
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I'd guess what the interviewer is really looking for here is some idea about your approach to problem solving (with perhaps a secondary emphasis on teamwork, since it's mentioning the team rather than you just solving a problem). Given that, I'd be looking for an example where I could not just explain the problem and the solution, but how I went about solving it.
 
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Thank you Matthew for your reply
 
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If you are asked that question again and are unsuccessful, after the interview you should ask the people what they are looking for from the question about "how you helped your team..."
 
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I'd guess its their way of gauging your performance as a team player.
I would answer not just from technical point of view (being one of the junior member), but about some innovation/initiative I made, which reflected in a change in the overall process.
 
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Megha kharde wrote:Many a times i have been asked this question "tell me an example when you helped your team to solve a perticular problem " .
As i do not have much of practical experience i always stuck while answering this question.

Can anybody suggest what could be the answer for this question? I think the interviewer expects some technical answer.

Thank you.



The question is directed to guage your abilities as the 'go to' person in the team or a team leader. If you narrate an anecdote where you bailed your team out, that should satisfy most folks.
 
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