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You need to define "team player" first. Every person has a different idea of what that means. Once you have a concise idea of what that means to your team, you'll have a list of traits to look for in a candidate. Tailor your questions to indirectly give you an idea of whether they have that trait.

So if one of the traits is "willingness to pick up another person's slack" or "ability to work with difficult people", ask them about a time they were on a dysfunctional team and how they approached that problem. Or something like that.

That's how I'd approach it at least. It's difficult though because candidates are conditioned to appear perfect at all times or have their applications thrown in the dumpster. Just like candidates are conditioned to place a greater emphasis on competitive programming skills than actually being able to write readable, maintainable code. In both cases, the former gets you a CS/SE job while the latter gets you a job at McDonald's.

Just my anecdotal opinion though as a professional interviewee.

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