Tuesday, 29 December 2015

The DBA job interview

I previously mentioned how a lot of new content on the blog is going to be aimed at would be DBA's, those people who are looking to get into working with SQL Server and are perhaps looking for a bit of a heads up on what to expect.

By the way, it probably won't look like this...




This particular series of posts is going to be focused on the DBA job interview. I have been fortunate enough to have been on both sides of the interview table many times so this post will show you what sort of questions get asked, what answers we are looking for and also what questions you should be asking too. After all, the interview is a two way process.

The first post is going to focus on the non-technical questions that you are likely to be asked. That might actually surprise some of you because of course a DBA is a very technical role. But actually when I am interviewing candidates I don't ask that many technical questions and I tend to focus on other aspects that are equally as important. Certainly in a first interview or if I am interviewing for a junior DBA then the technical bits would be at a absolute minimum, but don't worry, the technical parts will get covered too.

OK so on with the first post, the DBA job interview, non-technical questions

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