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1 of 20 Personal Interview Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on August 21st, 2018 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
How to Answer

Do 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 a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
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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