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In your previous position, how much time did you spend ...

"In your previous position, how much time did you spend on the phone?"
"In your previous position, how much time did you spend in meetings?"
"In your previous position, how much time did you spend working by yourself?"
"In your previous position, how much time did you spend working in a team?"


These questions all depend on the type of position you are applying for.  If the position is a product support position, then time spent on the phone is going to be large.  Let's say your previous work involved working alone a lot, and the position you are applying for requires a lot of teamwork.  Even though you worked by yourself a lot, you should emphasize the work you did in teams.  If this is the situation, then I would say I did a combination of both.

"In my last position, we had large projects that involved multiple people.  We had meetings to discuss the project and worked in teams whenever it involved overlap of feature.  After the meetings and working with the team, I was required to finish my work by myself.  So it was quite balanced between meetings, team work and working by myself."

This is not an extravagant answer, but it definitely shows that this person is capable of working in groups and working alone.  Most office work requires a combination of working in groups and alone, but if your situation is different, then answer according to what the interviewer wants to hear.

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