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Testing Skills

How can you measure someone's DBA skills? Steve Jones comments on a new technique that someone suggested to him.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/11/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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An Interview with Allen Kinsel, PASS Board Candidate

Allen Kinsel is running for the board of directors of PASS. He took a little time to answer some questions from Steve Jones  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/09/27 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: interviews
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Interview Candidates for Skills, Aptitude, Maybe Both

Over the years I’ve been primary a skills interviewer. In theory I know what skills are needed and in theory...  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2013/08/20 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Interviewing Tips for a Database Position

Interviewing for a database position is a careful game of give and take. Knowing what to expect and how to prepare for your interview is important, but it's only half the battle. You'll also need to ask questions to see if the job, and the company, is a good fit for you.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/02/08 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: career
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Behemoths of the server room: An interview with Glenn Berry

At the last PASS summit, we cornered SQL Server MVP Glenn Berry, and found out his views on the impact of virtualization, solid state disks and SAN administrators on the life of a DBA, and what led him to write a book all about SQL Server Hardware.  Read more...
By Glenn Berry 2012/02/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: hardware
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Tracy Hamlin, Exceptional DBA of 2010, on what it means to go the extra mile

An interview with the Exceptional DBA of 2010, Tracy Hamlin.  Read more...
By Press Release 2010/08/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: exceptional dba
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Don Syme: Geek of the Week

It came as a surprise to many of us when Microsoft pulled from it's hat a rabbit in the form of an exciting, radical, language that offers an effective alternative to the Object-oriented orthodoxy. The creative force behind this language, F#, turns out to be a brilliant Cambridge-based Australian called Don Syme, already well known for his work on generics in .NET. F# has taken the specialised power of ML and OCaml and developed a versatile general-purpose .NET language. We sent Richard Morris across the road to investigate.   Read more...
By Additional Articles 2010/02/05 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: interviews
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Interview with the Scary DBA - Grant Fritchey

or our first feature on working DBAs and their lives, we selected Grant Fritchey, the self-styled Scary DBA, who has been so successful in the past year with his books and presentations. How does he manage to pack so much into his life? We sent Richard Morris to find out.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2009/11/20 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: interviews
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A Bad Litmus Test

A litmus test is a way of determining your answer to a question based on a single issue or response. Steve Jones sees this as a bad idea, especially when looking to hire technical people.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/11/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - mp3
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A Bad Litmus Test

A litmus test is a way of determining your answer to a question based on a single issue or response. Steve Jones sees this as a bad idea, especially when looking to hire technical people.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/11/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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A Bad Litmus Test

A litmus test is a way of determining your answer to a question based on a single issue or response. Steve Jones sees this as a bad idea, especially when looking to hire technical people.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/11/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - ipod
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A Bad Litmus Test

A litmus test is a way of determining your answer to a question based on a single issue or response. Steve Jones sees this as a bad idea, especially when looking to hire technical people.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/11/09 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - wmv
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Interview with the Scary DBA – Grant Fritchey

With Halloween so near, we thought it would be a good time to find out more about the so-called Scary DBA, Grant Fritchey, who's been working in IT for 20 years now. He writes for SQL Server Central, Simple-Talk and SQL Server Standard, and was awarded MVP status earlier this year. We sent Richard Morris to meet him.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2009/10/30 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: interviews
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Test Drive

Hiring a new employee can be a hit or miss proposition. We often don't learn much about how someone will work from an interview. Steve Jones talks about an alternative way to hire someone by taking them for a test drive.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/08/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Richard Stallman: Geek of the Week

Many famous geeks work away at their programs without considering the wider implications of what they, and others, are doing. Richard Stallman isn't like that. Richard (rms) is one of the great brains behind Linux distros, as he wrote the GNU compilers and GNU debugger. He is driven by strong opinions about the nature of free software, and the restrictive nature of software copyright. We sent our intrepid reporter, Richard Morris, to find out if Richard Stallman really required journalists to read parts of the GNU philosophy before an interview, for "efficiency's sake".  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2009/08/07 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: interviews
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Get into the Top Ten Percent

When you start applying for jobs, and face competition from other candidates, who do you think gets the interview? Is it the middle 50%? The bottom 20%? I bet you're thinking the top 5-10 candidates are granted interviews, which in today's world...   Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/07/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: interviews
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Tips on Getting Hired – Part 5

think the hardest part about the job search is interviewing and not being selected. You keep saying “why” with rarely a good answer. It’s not fun to be rejected. I don’t think I can change that with any spin, but  Read more...
By 2009/07/02 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Tips on Getting Hired – Part 4

Getting a job is hard. If you’ve been lucky enough not to struggle for a job, don’t make the mistake of thinking it will always be easy. Equally, finding a good job is harder still. Some more tips for you to consider: Leverage your recruiter. They know..  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2009/06/30 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Tips on Getting HIred – Part 3

Part 1 discussed ways to find opportunities, Part 2 was about how to get more interviews, and today we’ll cover some tips from the employer perspective. Don’t use an AOL.com email address. Seriously. Gmail, Live, Yahoo, all are good, but AOL.com makes...  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2009/06/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Tips on Getting Hired – Part 2

Yesterday I posted Part 1 containing five ideas for those looking for work. Today I’m going to focus on what to do when you’re struggling to get interviews. Your chances of getting hired for any given job once you interview are perhaps 1 in 10 (an unscientific...  Read more...
By Andy Warren 2009/06/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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