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"How long do you think it would be before you will make a significant contribution to the team/company?" How can I answer this question on a job application? 

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"How long do you think it would be before you will make a significant contribution to the team/company?" How can I answer this question on a job application?

When you're writing a job application, it's vital to answer every question it asks. When you will make a 'significant contribution to the team / company' really depends on many, many variables - some of which you won't know until you're performing the role. Therefore, use the question as an opportunity to further demonstrate your skills, expertise and experience.

Here are some ideas to help you answer this question:

1. Use an example from a past position.Let this potential new employer know that in the past you have quickly impacted positively on teams, soon after joining them.

2. Emphasise that you digest information fast - you're able to get to grips with things quickly and 'hit the ground running.' 

3. Tell them that you're flexible. You adapt quickly to new situations and you're confident enough to seize control. Make sure that your potential new employer knows you're a  great bet!

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