10 Interview Books to Ace Interview & Impress Interviewers

Do you think interview books are necessary for job interview? We will show you why interview books can help you blow recruiters and potential employers away.

Introduction to Job Interview
Employers rely on job interviews to determine the characteristics of each candidate such as personality, education, experience, personal goal, job related knowledge, communication skill and so on. Most of the time, a candidate is rejected because of low peformance such as,

- poor communcaiton skills
- improper behavior during the interview
- lack of important knowlege and skills

People want to perform well in job interview by trying to anticipate interview questions, explain why they are a good match for a particular job, study company background or even try to use proper body language. However, these many not be adequte because job interview is more complicated than this and there is no blanket solution.

Finding Best Interview Books
We know for the fact that modern job interview process and question is a bit different in each industry. For example, a computer programmer may need to attend a coding interview while a candidate for management consultant company may need to prepare for case interview.

To provide a list of books for job interview, we gather the list of best selling books on Amazon. After that, we segment the books by type of jobs, namely,

- General Job
- Business Analyst Job
- Programmer or Coder
- Management Consultant
- Product Manager
- Math Oriented Job
- Teaching Job
- Federal Job
- Pharmacist

Finally, we pick the best books for each category.

In case you want to absoluately blow your interviewers away, we believe you need to study interview questions for general job, phone interview questions and question and process related to your type of job.

The list of best interview books are listed below,
  • 60 Seconds and You're Hired! by Robin Ryan (for General Job Interview)

  • How To Ace Your Phone Interview by Peggy McKee (for Phone Interview) 

  • Interview Math: Over 50 Problems and Solutions for Quant Case Interview Questions by Lewis Lin (for Business Analyst)

  • Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions by Gayle Laakmann McDowell (for Programmer or Coder)

  • Case Interview Secrets: A Former McKinsey Interviewer Reveals How to Get Multiple Job Offers in Consulting by Victor Cheng (for Management Consultant)

  • Cracking the PM Interview: How to Land a Product Manager Job in Technology by Gayle Laakmann McDowell and Jackie Bavaro (for Product Manager in Tech Firms)

  • 150 Most Frequently Asked Questions on Quant Interviews by Dan Stefanica , Rados Radoicic and Tai-Ho Wang (for Researcher or Math Oriented Job)

  • Ace Your Teacher Interview: 149 Fantastic Answers to Tough Interview Questions by Anthony Fredericks (for Teaching Job)

  • How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Internships, Resumes and Cover Letters, Networking, Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, and More by Lily Whiteman (for Federal Job)

  • The Pharmacy Professional's Guide to Resumes and CV's and Interviewing by Thomas Reinders (for Pharmacist)

Are these books for job interview already in your bookshelf? Are there any other books you would like to recommend and why?