Most likely when you land your job (because we know you will) you will be in a team setting. It's important that you not only get along with your team, but know how to work effectively with them. Here are a few tips on how to be an awesome team member:
This is probably the single most important tip I can give you. The key here is to maintain a steady flow of communication. Keep your team up to date with your progress and any pertinent information that might affect them. Another aspect of effective communication is active listening.Don't talk over your team members or be more concerned with what you are going to say next. You should be engaged with what they are saying so that you can offer valuable feedback.
Nobody will want to work with someone who they can't count on. Reliability can be shown in a matter of ways, from showing up to your shift on time to doing your fair share of the workload. Your team wants to see you are just as committed as they are to achieving the best possible results.
Stay open minded.
Make sure you are open to ideas from your teammates. Often people want their idea to be the one that is agreed upon, but you can't take those types of things personally. If your team member has a great idea, you should work hard to see it through as if it were your own. Also, don't shoot down your team member's ideas because they will no longer feel comfortable expressing themselves. Instead, kindly point out your reasoning for why you don't think that idea will work best. Keep it strictly constructive criticism.
Give credit where credit is due.
Everyone on the team will have their moment to shine. A solid idea deserves to be celebrated. Don't hesitate to give your team member's credit for a great idea because they will feel appreciated, develop loyalty, and it will boost the reputation of your team as a whole. Also, be sure not to take credit for an idea that isn't yours. The attention may be tempting, but you will have your chance. The thought of it should make you work even harder to come up with an awesome idea. On the flip side, if someone steals your idea feel free to stand up for yourself. However, do so in a non-confrontational manner. Talk with that teammate one on one and let them know how that made you feel.
Following these steps will keep you and your team in sync and working together effectively.