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From: Jim Kennedy <>
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2004 18:43:56 GMT
Message-ID: <MTIxc.8707$0y.554@attbi_s03>

"Dave Anderson" <DATACHIP3_at_YAHOO.COM> wrote in message
> I am a hiring manager at telcom company in Atlanta, mY boss stated we
> need a jr level oracle DBA to assist with managing the database. I
> dont get along with the DBA on staff now. Can some one assist me with
> the daily acitivites of a jr dba. I ned a description of what the
> activites he should be aware of. We basically need some one to do
> monitoring and backups. Looking at maybe 2 years to 3 years of
> experience
> Clark Davis

You are telling me you are a hiring manager and you posted the above? You need to pay more attention to detail and proof what you write. Here is my recommendation:
Resolve whatever issues you have with the current DBA's. You may have to eat some crow, but for you to do a good job for them you need to find the right person. You need their insight. Remember they are going to work with this person so the better all of you work together to get the requirements correct then the more good candidates they will get to interview. The advantage to them is they waste less time sorting through candidates that are not going to cut the mustard. They need to tell you what requirements are critical for the job, what are required and what are nice to have. This set of requirements and their importance will help you to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Us giving you a set of requirements is not going to get you the best candidate and may inflame the DBA's more. By asking for their assistance in what they are looking for you are including them and possibly making friends with them.(or at least not enemies) People like to be asked for their expertise. If you go it without their input you open yourself to the charge that you couldn't possibly know what they wanted and you are a blah, blah, blah,... If you get their input you are letting them control what is important in a candidate and thus making it very difficult to criticize the candidates that you present them with.

Jim Received on Wed Jun 09 2004 - 13:43:56 CDT

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