Various books about jobs in various sectors

Quick Index for this page:

Tests - Psychometric
Teaching
Pharmaceutical Sales
Military to Civilian
MBA
Management Consulting
Legal
Law Enforcement
Investment Banking
Information Technology
Healthcare
First Job
Firefighter
Aviation

Acting:

The Actor's Encyclopedia of Casting Directors: Conversations with Over 100 Casting Directors on How to Get the Job (Paperback)
Author: Karen Kondazian (Author), Eddie Shapiro (Author), Richard Dreyfuss (Foreword);
Buy New: $18.95
This is a fantastic up-to-date reference for all actors who are serious about the business! And if you don't want to follow the casting directors' advice, then get out of the business now!
Getting the Part: Thirty-Three Professional Casting Directors Tell You How to Get Work in Theater, Films, and TV
Author: Judith Searle ;
Buy New: $18.00
'At last, an in-depth book about the casting process that tells actors what it is like to be on the other side of the desk, and a must read for the aspiring casting director!' -Marilyn Henry, Coauthor, How to Be a Working Actor

Aviation:

An Insider's Secrets to Becoming a Flight Attendant
Author: Luauna Rule;
Buy New: $25.49
Although the information is particularly US-based, it is easily adapted to wherever you may want to join an airline as a professional in the air. A must before you think of attending an interview!
Airline Pilot Technical Interviews: A Study Guide (Professional Aviation series)
Author: Ronald D. McElroy ;
Buy New: $41.50
'I found Airline Pilot Technical Interviews very thorough. It covers a great deal of material and is a 'must-study' for any pilot applicant.'
Airline Transport Pilot Oral Exam Guide
Author: Michael D. Hayes;
Buy New: $12.95
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires oral as well as written exams for pilot certification and flight review. These exam guides teach applicants not only what to expect, but also how to exhibit subject mastery and confidence while under tough examiner scrutiny.
Aviation Maintenance Technician Oral & Practical Exam Guide
Author: Dale Crane;
Buy New: $5.00
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics (January 1995)
Certified Flight Instructor Oral Exam Guide
Author: Michael D. Hayes;
Buy New: $11.01
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) administers oral as well as written exams for pilot certification and flight review. These exam guides teach applicants not only what to expect, but also how to exhibit subject mastery and confidence while under tough examiner scrutiny.
Checklist for Success
Author: Cheryl A. Cage;
Buy New: $19.77
In response to the growing airline practice of hiring individuals with highly developed management, communication, and team player skills in addition to technical knowledge, this workbook covers the application, resume, and interview strategies that make for a more well-rounded job applicant.
Commercial Oral Exam Guide: The Comprehensive Guide to Prepare You for the FAA Oral Exam (Oral Exam Guide series)
Author: Michael D. Hayes;
Buy New: $6.84
These exam guides teach applicants not only what to expect on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) oral and written exams for pilot certification and flight review, but also how to exhibit subject mastery and confidence under tough examiner scrutiny.
FAR/AIM 2005: Federal Aviation Regulations, Aeronautical Information Manual (FAR/AIM series)
Author: Federal Aviation Administration ;
Buy New: $15.95
These handbooks present the latest civil aviation directives gathered from the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) for pilots, flight crew, and aviation maintenance technicians.
Instrument Oral Exam Guide: The Comprehensive Guide to Prepare You for the FAA Oral Exam (Oral Exam Guide series)
Author: Michael D. Hayes;
Buy New: $3.99
For pilot certification and flight review, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires oral as well as written exams for pilot certification. An Instrument Rating can be added to the Private Pilot or Commercial Pilot Rating and requires special training.
Multi-Engine Oral Exam Guide: The Comprehensive Guide to Prepare You for the FAA Oral Exam (Oral Exam Guide series)
Author: Michael D. Hayes ;
Buy New: $12.30
Applicants facing the oral exams will benefit from the topics discussed and the further study materials provided, which have been updated to reflect important FAA regulatory, procedural, and training changes (including the newest Practical Test Standards).
Private Oral Exam Guide: The Comprehensive Guide to Prepare You for the FAA Oral Exam (Oral Exam Guide series)
Author: Michael D. Hayes;
Buy New: $10.36
Topics covered include certification and documents, weather, airplane systems, and cross-country flight planning. This newly revised edition also includes a section on aeronautical decision-making and crew resource management.

Firefighter:

Fire Engineer Oral Exam Study Guide
Author: Arhtur R. Couvillon;
Buy New: $15.95
Oral interviews of candidates for Fire Service promotional exams has been accepted as part of the over all test procedure that determines the candidates passing and the candidates position placement on the eligibility list.
Firefighter Oral Exam Study Guide
Author: Arthur R. Couvillon;
Buy New: $15.95
'Fire Fighter candidates preparing for their Oral Interview should not go into the interview without first reading this book!'
How to Prepare for an Interview and Obtain a Job as a Firefighter (Plastic Comb)
Author: Randy Narramore ;
Buy New: $19.95
This manual is a comprehensive and highly supportive guide for those persons who want to become a firefighter. This manual is loaded with advice for developing personal confidence and direction within your career.

First Job:

Barrier-Breaking Resumes and Interviews
Author: Anita Doreen Diggs (Author), Anita Dorreen Diggs (Author);
Buy New: $12.00
Not for the experienced employee, Diggs' third book--following Success at Work (1993) and The African-American Resource Guide (1994)concentrates on the basics of job-hunting for ex-offenders, welfare-to-work individuals, and others with little or no workplace know-how.
Get That Interview!: The Indispensable Guide for College Grads
Author: R. Theodore, Jr. Moock;
Buy New: $0.80
Do more than produce a fine resume: focus on career goals and develop the skills to locate the interview settings desired through a title which teaches the basics of how to gain a preferred job.
How Hard Are You Knocking: The College Student's Guide to Opening Corporate Doors
Author: Timothy J. Augustine ;
Buy New: $10.36
Tim Augustine is not only a great writer he is an excellent speaker!! I was able to hear him speak this weekend about networking and motivating your peers.
Naked at the Interview
Author: Burton Jay Nadler;
Buy New: $14.20
Features nine practical assessment devices designed to determine a young job seeker's psychological and logistical readiness concerning the steps needed in searching for employment.
Your First Interview
Author: Ron Fry ;
Buy New: $11.01
This informative handbook lets a first-time job hunter know what is needed to land a job. It shows how to find information about a company, gives examples of resumes, explains how to get an interview, discusses behavior during the interview, and suggests follow-ups.

Healthcare:

The Medical Job Interview
Author: Colin Mumford;
Buy New: $25.95
Dept. of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland. A guidebook for clinicians looking for a competitive edge in a medical job interview.
The Pharmacy Professionals Guide to Resumes, CVs, & Interviewing, 2nd Edition with CD-ROM
Author: Thomas P. Reinders ;
Buy New: $39.95
This unique field-specific resource provides pharmacy students and professionals with the tools and step-by-step instructions they need to help them stand out in the crowd during their job search.
The Physician in Transition: Managing the Job Interview
Author: Donald L. Double;
Buy New: $25.00
Good preparation is the key to success. With so many career opportunities available to today's physicians, sharp interviewing skills have become more vital than ever.

Information Technology:

Ace the IT Job Interview!
Author: Paula Moreira;
Buy New: $16.49
You'll discover valuable interview strategies for standing in the crowd as an applicant and learn best practices for representing your experience, education, previous employment, and re-entry into the workforce.
Computer Job Survival Guide
Author: Janet Ruhl ;
Buy New: $5.94
'...very specific about how to find your first computer job, even when you lack a four-year degree'
How Would You Move Mount Fuji? Microsoft's Cult of the Puzzle - How the World's Smartest Company Selects the Most Creative Thinkers
Author: William Poundstone;
Buy New: $15.61
Anyone who's interviewed for a job at Microsoft is intimately familiar with questions like the one in this book's title. They've probably also pondered such problems as why are manhole covers round? how do they make M&Ms? what does all the ice in a hockey rink weigh? how many piano tuners are there in the world?
Programming Interviews Exposed
Author: John Mongan, Noah Suojanen;
Buy New: $15.74
Although designed for computer science undergraduates, this odd but intriguing book will find a broader readership because of its interesting discussion of problems and solutions.

Investment Banking:

Heard on the Street
Author: Timothy Falcon Crack;
Buy New: $31.50
Over 140 quantitative questions collected from actual job interviews in investment banking, investment management, and options trading. The interviewers use the same questions year-after-year and here they are---with solutions!
Beat the Street I: Investment Banking Interviews
Author: WetFeet;
Buy New: $19.94
'I just landed an I-banking job and would like to thank everyone at WetFeet.com...' --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Law Enforcement:

Become an Officer in Law Enforcement: Getting the Edge
Author: Robert J. Piel;
Buy New: $3.72
Law Enforcement is an ever-expanding field that must grow with the population, and currently there are countless positions that need to be filled annually.
How to Be Successful on 'Oral' Assessment Exercises for Police Promotion
Author: Donald J. Schroeder;
Buy New: $29.95
One of the few books on this crucial portion of promotional exams...and the perfect companion to 'How to Be Successful on Written Assessment Exercises!' Thorough and comprehensive, this rare guide explores the oral portions of police promotion exams.
How to Prepare for an Interview and Obtain a Job as a Law Enforcement Officer
Author: Randy Narramore;
Buy New: $18.95
A basic guide on how to become a Law Enforcement Officer. Includes information on: How to Prepare Your Application, How to Prepare Your Resume, How to Perform During Your Interview, How to Dress for the Interview, and Sample Questions and Answers.

Legal:

The Law Firm Interview: A Guide for Law Students
Author: Katy Schubert;
Buy New: $32.59
Katy Schubert spent five years (from 1995 ? 2000) recruiting law students and practicing attorneys for two New York firms, Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Proskauer Rose LLP. She will be on a speaking tour of law schools this fall.

Management Consulting:

Ace Your Case II: Fifteen More Consulting Cases
Author: WetFeet;
Buy New: $22.76
Consulting recruiters use the case interview as a primary means of evaluating interviewees. This follow up to WetFeet'ss popular Ace Your Case guide provides 15 more case questions to help consulting hopefuls sharpen their case-cracking skills.
Ace Your Case III: Practice Makes Perfect (WetFeet Insider Guide)
Author: WetFeet;
Buy New: $19.77
The only way to master the case interview is with practice. The third book in WetFeet'ss Ace Your Case series provides 15 new sample questions.
Ace Your Case IV: The Latest and Greatest
Author: WetFeet ;
Buy New: $24.99
Drawing on conversations with those who have braved the consulting interview gauntlet, this book outlines common question types, offers tips on how to attack each, and presents 15 all new practice questions culled from actual consulting interviews.
Case in Point: Complete Case Interview Preparation, Fourth Edition
Author: Marc P. Cosentino;
Buy New: $20.00
'Cosentino is the Dean of Case Interview prep. Case in Point is lucid, down-to-earth, demystifying and surprisingly entertaining.' --Hillary Harrow Senior Recruiter, McKinsey & Company
The Wharton MBA Case Interview Study Guide: Volume I
Author: Wharton MBA Consulting Club ;
Buy New: $21.86
This book explains what consulting firms are looking for in case interviews and the types of cases to expect. It also explains how to approach each of these types of cases and summarizes some of the frameworks that may be helpful in structuring your approach.
Vault Guide to the Case Interview
Author: Mark Asher;
Buy New: $19.77
This guide includes more than 50 actual case interviews, and other consulting interview cases. It also covers important frameworks including Porter's Five Forces, the capital asset pricing model, the BCG Matrix and more.
The Wharton MBA Case Interview Study Guide Volume II
Author: Wharton MBA Consulting Club;
Buy New: $18.95
This follow-up to Volume I of The Wharton MBA Case Interview Study Guide presents a whole new set of actual cases encountered by Wharton MBA students in their consulting interviews.

MBA:

How to Interview Like a Top MBA: Job-Winning Strategies From Headhunters, Fortune 100 Recruiters, and Career Counselors
Author: Dr. Shel Leanne;
Buy New: $11.21
Text presents today's best-of-the-best strategies and skills in an MBA-level interviewing how-to guide. Covers how to dress for an interview, what to say, what not to say, and more. Softcover. DLC: Employment interviewing.
Mastering the Job Interview: The MBA Guide to the Successful Business Interview
Author: Alexander Chernev;
Buy New: $14.95
Written by one of the top professors at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, Mastering the Job Interview: The MBA Guide to the Successful Business Interview (2006 Edition) delivers a comprehensive overview of the key issues in MBA recruiting and offers in-depth insights on how to develop a winning interview strategy.

Military to Civilian:

PCs to Corporate America: From Military Tactics to Corporate Interviewing Strategy
Author: Roger Cameron ;
Buy New: $5.79
Roger's techniques helped me get leap ahead of my competition by providing must know tools for a successful career outside the military. I've been out of the USAF for 10 years now.

Pharmaceutical Sales:

Insider's Guide to the World of Pharmaceutical Sales, Eighth Edition
Author: Jane Williams;
Buy New: $24.74
Jane Williams' fabulous book, 'Insider's Guide to the World of Pharmaceutical Sales'...is a MUST-READ...'
3 Days to a Pharmaceutical Sales Job Interview
Author: Lisa Lane;
Buy New: $19.77
3 Days... has it all! I recommend it to my clients and have heard nothing but raves.
Drug Rep Success: Top Selling Pharmaceutical Sales Guide
Author: Alex Anderson ;
Buy New: $21.80
In this TOP selling Pharmaceutical sales guide, a leading Pharmaceutical Sales Representative in his division shares his proven techniques for getting into the field of Pharmaceutical / Medical sales, and once there how to succeed!
The Pharmacy Professionals Guide to Resumes, CVs, & Interviewing, 2nd Edition with CD-ROM
Author: Thomas P. Reinders;
Buy New: $39.95
This unique field-specific resource provides pharmacy students and professionals with the tools and step-by-step instructions they need to help them stand out in the crowd during their job search.

Teaching:

Succeeding at Your Interview: A Practical Guide for Teachers
Author: Rita S. Brause;
Buy New: $30.88
...An invaluable aid to prospective and practicing teachers when they are interviewing for a position.

Tests - Psychometric, Verbal Reasoning, Numeracy:

Ace the Corporate Personality Test
Author: Edward Hoffman ;
Buy New: $12.44
Virtually everyone looking for corporate work today must submit to a personality test. Better plan ahead and prepare yourself with this quick and easy guide to out-foxing and out-psyching the dreaded test.
How to Ace the Brainteaser Interview
Author: John Kador;
Buy New: $11.21
Learn to solve the world's most puzzling interview questions Company recruiters are asking tough, new brain teasers during interviews that test your skills, creativity, and ability to think on your feet.
How to Master Psychometric Tests [ILLUSTRATED]
Author: Mark Parkinson ;
Buy New: $13.46
Mark Parkinson is a leading business psychologist and the co-designer of popular psychometric tests. He is a consultant to a number of leading employers on staff recruitment and is also the author of several best-selling Kogan Page titles.
How to Pass Numeracy Tests (How to Pass) [ILLUSTRATED]
Author: Harry Tolley;
Buy New: $14.00
pproximately 70% of large companies now use testing as one of their selection and assessment procedures. How to Pass Numeracy Tests helps job-seekers become familiar with tests used, learn to work under pressure, and improve test-taking technique.
How to Pass Numerical Reasoning Tests: A Step-By-Step Guide to Learning Basic Numeracy Skills; Intermediate Level (How to Pass) [ILLUSTRATED]
Author: Heidi Smith ;
Buy New: $14.00
Now routinely used in recruitment, these tests can be daunting. Smith provides an overview of the basic skills you'll need, while practice tests allow you to measure your progress.
How to Pass Verbal Reasoning Tests [ILLUSTRATED]
Author: Harry Tolley , Ken Thomas ;
Buy New: $13.46
Verbal reasoning tests are commonly used for selection and assessment purposes to establish a candidate's level of competency in the use of English.
Psychometric Testing: 1000 Ways to assess your personality, creativity, intelligence and lateral thinking
Author: Philip Carter , Ken Russell ;
Buy New: $15.56
This book is designed to help the individual master taking psychometric tests, and help them decide, before applying for a job, what their individual personality type is - extrovert, emotional, creative or assertive.