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Good books for engineering management interviews? Hi - i am an EM and I keep bombing the EM interviews. Typically don’t get any feedback. My resume is ok because I do get plenty of calls, but clearly i am doing something wrong somewhere. Anyone recommend any engineering management or just management interview book? I read quite a few Leadership books but honestly it seems just common sense stuff. Doesn’t help me identify whats wrong.

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Unfortunately I don’t think anyone here can give you the solution to your problem unless someone here personally interviews you. The best advice I could give is to record yourself when you interview and watch it later. Critique yourself. Optionally show it to a colleague or friend who’s opinion you value and get there input. Or have them listen to you do the interview and give feedback afterwards. It’s not on paper if you get the calls, it’s something you are saying or doing on the calls. Unless of course your resume is beefed up too much and they feel like there is mis-alignment from how you present yourself on paper to how you present yourself on calls. If your resume says “I’m the best person that could ever join your team.” But in calls you give off a vibe of “I would be a decent addition to your team.” The interviewer is going to feel mislead or let down.

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OP - cool, I wasn’t implying or think you are just something to consider objectively. Looks like you have that locked down though. Best of luck!

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As the above reply suggests, the question is not really answerable by anyone here. Trying to stay on topic, I would recommend Radical Candor by Kim Scott.

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Thanks

Are you an old Epocrates person?

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I can’t answer that because it would be too easy to identify

How proactively do you ask for feedback? Reaching back out for feedback can help maintain the relationship, show proactivity and sometimes increase the chance you’ll actually get some insight to work with.

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