Do you have an upcoming job interview? Check out my example answers to the interview question: “What is the last book you read?” Other similar interview question are: “What is your favorite book that everyone needs to read?” or “Which book inspired you most, and why?”
Hiring managers often ask this question to find out if the candidate is truly informed and receptive to new concepts. An employer might be very keen on netting a bookworm because they are often seen as life-long learners. Try to structure your answer so that it matches the company culture and job role.
√ Do explain why you chose to read that particular book and briefly summarize the book to prove your understanding. Try to highlight some of the learnings that you’ve adopted in your daily life.
X Don’t feel obliged to mention your last read. Choose a book that you actually like (and read) that teaches a lesson. You’ll come across as someone with a growth mindset that is willing to learn.