Interviewing for a job can be a stressful experience, whether you are just out of school or have been working for years. So, there’s no surprise that there are 24,940 people searching for interview books and 146,180 searching for interview tips every month. The best-rated book is Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions by Gayle Laakmann McDowell, scoring a 4.35 on Goodreads! In second place we find 15 Minutes to a Better Interview: What I Wish EVERY Job Candidate Knew by Russell Tuckerton. Menno Olsthoorn, a spokesperson from Resume.io, offers expert tips on the interview skills you need in order to get hired.

The number one book for learning how to be your best self in an interview is Cracking the Coding Interview: 189 Programming Questions and Solutions by Gayle Laakmann McDowell, scoring a 4.35 on Goodreads! In second place we find a more general book which can help any professional learn interviewing skills – 15 Minutes to a Better Interview: What I Wish EVERY Job Candidate Knew by Russell Tuckerton. Don’t forget to listen – Showcasing your ability to be a good listener is incredibly important. Listening skills demonstrate your thoughtfulness and ability to work in a team.



Some good advice for the talk

  • Show interest, not desperation – Your interviewer wants to hire the best candidate, not the most desperate candidate. Present yourself as highly qualified and professional. That is what employers are looking for.
  • Show gratitude – Once your interview is over, it is important that you end it on a high note. Smile, shake hands, say thank you, and reiterate your interest in the job if you can fit it in organically. Later that day or evening, follow up with a thank-you email to further communicate your interest in the position. This will help you stand out from the other candidates.