via HumanResources: Team players are a huge asset, right? Yet the majority of employers don’t seem to hire that way. According to data by TalentWorks who analysed more than 400o job applicants and applications submitted through their site to see if being a team player would help you land a job.
According to the research, people have 50.8% more “hireability” (a statistic they define as “the number of interviews they get for every 100 job applications”) if their applications don’t include “team player” language.
What this data suggests is that although employers might value people who can work in a team because teamwork should lead to success. But, if a candidate can demonstrate leadership and results rather than being part of a team this is seen as more advantageous.
The survey turned up some other surprising results:
You might think experience is everything but younger workers get more offers.