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What are you reading right now?

11 Answer Examples

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

ThDo you feed your mind on a regular basis? What kind of literature do you prefer and why? Talk to the interviewer about a book that you are currently reading. If you are not currently reading a book - talk about one that has impacted you the most.

Professional Answer Examples
General
Answer example

"Currently I am reading 'Ego is the Enemy' by Ryan Holiday. It is a book about ambition, resilience and success. I feel that every professional should read it - it comes highly recommended."

Admin
Answer example

"A passion of mine is organization and productivity. For that reason, I chose to recently pick up 'Eat That Frog' by Brian Tracy. The idea is around ways to get more things done, in less time. Have you read it?"

Manager
Answer example

"I bought copies for my entire team of 'The Obstacle is the Way,' by Ryan Holiday. We started a mini book club, in a sense! The book has been beneficial for my team because it's talking about taking your obstacles and making them work for you. I have noticed my team spinning their wheels less often since we started this. It's been a real shift in mentality."

Marketing
Answer example

"On my nightstand, at the moment, is 'The War of Art' by Steven Pressfield. The book focuses on overcoming any obstacles that hide your ambition and helps you to make a plan for eliminating excuses and taking action. It's for helping you to achieve more creative discipline."

Retail
Answer example

"I recently decided that I need to learn more about merchandising and the art of minimalism which is so prevalent in retail shops at the moment. I am reading 'The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying up.' It's a book on the Japanese art of decluttering. It's quite an incredible book so far!"

Sales
Answer example

"Currently, I am reading 'The One Thing' by Gary Keller. The title caught my eye because it discusses the truth behind the results. As a salesperson, I was naturally drawn to the title as I always want to become better and achieve more. I will let you know how it is!"

Teacher
Answer example

"Brain Rules is the book that I am currently reading, by John Medina. Although I am only on the third rule, the book focuses on twelve rules for thriving at home, work, and in school. I thought these rules could easily apply to my students as well, which is why I initially was drawn to the book."

Law Enforcement
Answer example

"Currently I am reading 'Ego is the Enemy' by Ryan Holiday. It is a book about ambition, resilience and success. I feel that every law enforcement official should read it - it comes highly recommended."

High School Teacher
Answer example

"Currently I am reading 'Ego is the Enemy' by Ryan Holiday. It is a book about ambition, resilience and success. I feel that every professional should read it - it comes highly recommended."

Optometry School
Answer example

"Currently I am reading 'Ego is the Enemy' by Ryan Holiday. It is a book about ambition, resilience and success. I feel that everyone should read it - it comes highly recommended."

Border Patrol Officer
Answer example

"Currently I am reading 'Ego is the Enemy' by Ryan Holiday. It is a book about ambition, resilience, and success. I feel that every law enforcement official should read it - it comes highly recommended."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
Ryan Brown
Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
First written on: 01/09/2017
Last modified on: 08/21/2018

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