September 2007 Blog Posts

DBA Interviews from Both Sides of the Table

A few months ago I was conducting interviews for a Production DBA position that we were creating, and an interesting thing happened...I ran into a candidate who was much like me a few years earlier.  Unfortunately neither of us qualified.  Here are some lessons from that experience... Perhaps I should provide a little background for new readers.  I have been a database application developer since about 1988 ranging from Info on minicomputers to Advanced Revelation and on to Oracle.  I started using SQL Server in 1999 on version 7.0.  I have a lot of experience in both the UI and database...

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