Job interviews: they’re stressful, uncomfortable, and absolutely crucial to your job search success. Thankfully, the Career Center can help you prepare – both through our interview-related blogposts, and through our newest books on the job interview.
Job Interview A-Z Guides
Get That Job! The Quick and Complete Guide to a Winning Interview
by Thea Kelly
This short book can probably be read in a single day, and covers everything from choosing the right outfit to gracefully accepting the job offer.
The Essential Job Interview Handbook
by Jean Baur
An in-depth guide to different kinds of interviews (including phone screenings, recruiter interviews, HR screenings, and behavioral interviews) and how to handle each type.
60 Seconds and You’re Hired!
by Robin Ryan
A career counselor and HR expert, drawing on a lifetime of experience, discusses the best ways to take charge of the interview process, including making a great first impression and selling your skills in quick memorable responses.
Step-by-Step Interview Success
by JIST Publishing
Since nonverbal communication counts for so much in the job interview, sometimes a book is not enough to prepare you. If you prefer the visual approach, check out this DVD for a strong introductory guide to the job interview.
The Ex-Offender’s Job Interview Guide
by Ronald Krannich
This guide focuses on the unique interview challenges faced by ex-offenders, including what red flags may worry employers, how to talk about a criminal record, overcoming problematic body language, and showcasing skills learned in prison.
interview questions and answers
Powerful Phrases for Successful Interviews
by Tony Beshara
If you have trouble finding the right words to describe your skills and experience, this guide aims to help, with templates and scripts for handling a variety of job search situations.
101 Job Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again
by James Reed
This book is a great resource for helping you answer the trickiest interview questions, with example answers and detailed explanations.
Winning Answers to Common Interview Questions
by JIST Publishing
This DVD provides detailed strategies for answering the most common interview questions, in an efficient and engaging format.
101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview
by Ronald W. Fry
A good interview is about more than your answers – it’s also about your questions. This guide discusses the questions you should ask, during your research, during the interview, and during the negotiation process, to make sure that you’re choosing a job which is a great fit for you.
If any of these books catch your eye, you may place a hold on them through the East Baton Rouge Parish Library website.
Written by Lynnette Lee