Re: How do you conduct technical interviews ?
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 08:23:58 -0500
You have to draw a line somewhere on the memorization piece. I might ask the interviewee to name a few background processes in the Oracle database on *nix, but I wouldnt necessarily expect him to go into detail about what each process does.
A general answer would be sufficient, for example pmon monitors processes running in the database. If the candidate needed highly detailed information, I would expect (and want) him to look it up. In my opinion, the ability to find an answer to something that he doesn't know the answer to, or to check on what he thinks is the answer before he does something, is vital.
On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 8:10 AM, Dba DBA <oracledbaquestions_at_gmail.com>wrote:
> I never said they need those skills. What I want is the right type of
> personality where they will try to solve a problem in stead of surfing the
> internet and waiting for someone else to do it.
> On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 1:47 AM, Pedro Espinoza <raindoctor_at_gmail.com>wrote:
>> It is kinda hard to get candidates who have networking, sysadmin, db
>> skills. There is no one to blame for such state of affairs except for the
>> industry. Nowadays, employing a person is like buying a commodity, so that
>> companies can easily replace(buy) commodities (an oracle dba with another;
>> a db2 dba with another; solaris admin with another solaris admin).
>> On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 9:01 AM, Dba DBA <oracledbaquestions_at_gmail.com>wrote:
>>> The kind of people I don't like are the cancer type. One thing goes
>>> wrong. They completely stop working. They send one email and then surf the
>>> internet. Make little to no effort to follow up. Someone gets back to them,
>>> its not perfect. One more email and back to surfing the internet.
>>> There are alot of people like that. How do you find pro-active, smart
>>> people, with positive attitudes ?
-- Andrew W. Kerber 'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.' -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-lReceived on Thu Aug 14 2008 - 08:23:58 CDT