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RE: Case study for interviewing Oracle DBA

From: Powell, Mark D <>
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2005 13:04:26 -0500
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I think the "not wanting to travel" point is a good one when considering over-qualified candidates. Obviously, some employers would not want to hire an over-qualified candidate because of the very real possibility he or she will leave as soon as a better job becomes available. Still There are valid reasons why a person might take a job at a lower level than they are qualified for including the already mentioned travel requirement. I will add work load, stress, and hours required.

After working for several years on projects requiring 60 hours weeks, performing project management tasks, or 24*7 on call someone may need a more 40 hour per week technical position with a low level of after hour calls. The only way to know if someone is a good fit is to talk to them about what the job is and why he or she is interested.

IMHO -- Mark D Powell --

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Dave is right about people willing to take a lower level position because you don't want to travel. I'm northern virginia on a large project. We have people coming in from all over the country. We have one guy who is 62 who is living in an RV, another guy flying in from minnesota, another one from colorado.
They are leaving families behind. Taking a lower level position back home is probably a better option for many of them.

> >My manager has two concerns -- 1) Some of the candidates we have are
> >over qualified -- it is a junior level position.
> Your manager is confused on this issue, as most managers are. :)
> The problem is *NOT* that the candidate is over-qualified. That is a
> not a problem.

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