Sometimes when we’ve an interview coming up, we can be a bundle of nerves. Our minds are automatically going over the things that are bound to go wrong and we’re convinced that we’re not going to effectively get across how suitable we are for the position.
A lot of this can be eased with doing enough research on the company and the role itself. However, there are also some awesome books that will get you in the right mindset for the interview, teach you how to present yourself and the best way to answer questions.
These Books Will Help You to Ace Your Interview:
1. Cracking the Coding Interview – by Gayle Laakmann McDowell
Gayle Laakmann McDowell is a software engineer and knows exactly what it takes to impress at interview.
In this book she includes 189 programming interview questions, ranging from the basics to the trickiest algorithm problems. Essential if you’re a developer or programmer considering a career move.
2. Case In Point: Complete Case Interview Preparation – by Marc P Cosentino
The Wall Street Journal calls Case in Point the MBA Bible! Cosentino demystifies the consulting case interview. He takes you inside a typical interview by exploring the various types of case questions and he shares with you the acclaimed Ivy Case System which will give you the confidence to answer even the most sophisticated cases. The book includes 40 strategy cases, ten case starts exercises and 21 ways to cut costs, plus much, much more!
3. Job Interview Tips For Winners – by Steven Fies
Job Interview Tips For Winners packs a quick and powerful punch. On the hunt for a new job? This book will show you exactly how to ace your next interview.
Learn what to say, how to act, what to wear, and how to prepare for common interview questions. Discover the questions you should ask your would-be employers, and how to present your strengths and weaknesses in the best possible light.
4. 60 Seconds and You’re Hired! – by Robin Ryan
60 Seconds & You’re Hired! has already helped thousands of job seekers get their dream jobs by excelling in crucial interviews. America’s top job search expert Robin Ryan draws on her 20 years as a career counsellor, 30 years of direct hiring, and extensive contact with hundreds of recruiters, decisions makers, and HR professionals to teach you proven strategies to help you take charge of the interview process and get the job you want.
5. Steal the Show: From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life – by
Every day there are moments when you must persuade, inform, and motivate others effectively. Each of those moments requires you, in some way, to play a role, to heighten the impact of your words, and to manage your emotions and nerves. Every interaction is a performance, whether you’re speaking up in a meeting, pitching a client, or walking into a job interview. Learn how to perform at your best in every situation with this book.
6. 15 Minutes to a Better Interview: What I Wish EVERY Job Candidate Knew – by
In 15 minutes or less you can transform how you interview using a highly condensed set of recommendations in this book. Whether you are seeking an entry level or an experienced management position these behind the scenes insights will give you the edge.
7. Interview: The Successful Interview – 7 Secrets You Didn’t Know About Landing Your Dream Job – by
The truth of the matter is if you are having trouble with interviews and getting hired it is because you are lacking effective techniques and strategies and have not yet been trained on what to do and say during your interview. This book has step by step advice that will help you land that dream job you’ve always wanted.
Have you ever left an interview thinking you could have done better? Interviewing is a high stakes game. You need to learn how to play the game, and play to win. If you are getting interviews but not the job, you have to improve your ability to interview. Prepare yourself to answer any interview question with a response that makes the reason the company should hire you clear. Winning Answers to 500 Interview Questions will teach you how to become a more confident interviewer.