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Interview tips for Trainee Oracle DBA [message #274140] Sun, 14 October 2007 10:21 Go to next message
tech291083
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Hi,

I have just been called for an interview for the role of a trainee Oracle DBA. I have used Oracle, Access and MySQL in the past but only at the university. I know the basics of RDBMS, SQL etc. How do I prepare for the interview in terms of likely questions? Any suggesions from the experienced DBAs here? Thanks a lot gentlemen.
Re: Interview tips for Trainee Oracle DBA [message #274142 is a reply to message #274140] Sun, 14 October 2007 10:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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Don't try to cheat during an interview it is useless interviewers are not stupid.

Database Concepts
SQL Reference
PL/SQL User's Guide and Reference
Application Developer's Guide - Fundamentals

Regards
Michel

Re: Interview tips for Trainee Oracle DBA [message #274154 is a reply to message #274140] Sun, 14 October 2007 14:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank
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tech291083 wrote on Sun, 14 October 2007 17:21

Any suggesions from the experienced DBAs here?

Although I am not a DBA, I have only one suggestion: be honest.
If you are not, you will either fail the interview, fail your job, or have a miserable time on the job.
Imagine you succeed in tricking the interviewers thinking you are a well-experienced guy. That will mean that you will not get much coaching on the job; after all, you are the man, you said so yourself in the interview.
Re: Interview tips for Trainee Oracle DBA [message #274233 is a reply to message #274142] Mon, 15 October 2007 03:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tech291083
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Michel Cadot wrote on Sun, 14 October 2007 10:47

Don't try to cheat during an interview it is useless interviewers are not stupid.

Database Concepts
SQL Reference
PL/SQL User's Guide and Reference
Application Developer's Guide - Fundamentals

Regards
Michel




Hi,

Thanks a lot the links you have sent are fantastic reference. But do I need to know about other Oracle prodcuts such as Oracle Financials and ERM tools etc? I am not much aware of the PL/SQL concept, what about that? I must say that I am grateful to all the guys who have given me suggestions on the topic. Thanks very much again.
Re: Interview tips for Trainee Oracle DBA [message #274314 is a reply to message #274140] Mon, 15 October 2007 09:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pablolee
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My suggestion would be to show a keen desire to learn and progress.
Re: Interview tips for Trainee Oracle DBA [message #274333 is a reply to message #274140] Mon, 15 October 2007 11:00 Go to previous message
MarcL
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Don't be afraid to admit when you don't know something.

On the other hand, show your perspective employer that you know how to research and find the answers.

As pabloblee said,show your eagerness to learn and some initiative.

Answer questions in a way that promote discussion

Good luck !


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