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How To HIre a DBA

Unfortunatlely I don't have the time to spend on a great post right now, but this has been on my mind lately. The last two weeks I've seen a bunch of articles on hiring, retention, and other employee/career type articles. It's gotten me thinking since that's a topic that I take to heart. And I hope to write more about soon.

I've spent all my career, or most of it at least, looking for a company that I could work at for 20 years. Most every job I've taken with high spirits and the intention of sticking around for the long term, but things just haven't really worked out for me. It hasn't always been the job, sometimes it's been me, but for one reason or another, I've shifted jobs more often than most of my friends.

So as I've been reading things, I started to think about this from the other side. The employer side. How should you hire a DBA? What's the best way to do this?

I'm not completely sure, but I know it's a combination of things and putting an effort into really finding the right person for your company. A few notes are down, but look for an article or blog post soon.

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Steve Jones is the editor of SQLServerCentral.com and visits a wide variety of data related topics in his daily editorial. Steve has spent years working as a DBA and general purpose Windows administrator, primarily working with SQL Server since it was ported from Sybase in 1990. You can follow Steve on Twitter at twitter.com/way0utwest


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