100 things not to say in a job interview
Halting State was a fairly boring book that totally captured much of tech interviewing and working, except with more international espionage. Charles Stross's background as a programmer and indignant Scotsman really showed. And I suspect it's a much better book if you don't consider near future scifi the diet mr. pib of speculative fiction.
And for anyone who's wondering: the friend who didn't know how to interview got passed on to the next stage of the process, and the one who didn't know how find jobs IMed me Friday to let me know he had two job offers already. Alas, our conversation was cut short when he got a phone call with another offer.