Oracle Training Oracle Support Development Oracle Apps

 E-mail Us
 Oracle Articles
New Oracle Articles

 Oracle Training
 Oracle Tips

 Oracle Forum
 Class Catalog

 Remote DBA
 Oracle Tuning
 Emergency 911
 RAC Support
 Apps Support
 Oracle Support

 SQL Tuning

 Oracle UNIX
 Oracle Linux
 Remote s
 Remote plans
 Application Server

 Oracle Forms
 Oracle Portal
 App Upgrades
 SQL Server
 Oracle Concepts
 Software Support

 Remote S


 Consulting Staff
 Consulting Prices
 Help Wanted!


 Oracle Posters
 Oracle Books

 Oracle Scripts

Don Burleson Blog 







Kelly Gay

Got breaking Oracle news?

E-Mail me!      Burleson Consulting

Click here for more Oracle News Headlines


Oracle DBA Programmer Hiring Hazards
August 16, 2004

Eric Sink, writing for MSDN, talks about his own experiences in hiring and mistakes that others, hopefully, can learn from.

"It is much better to reject a good candidate than to accept a bad candidate. ... If you have any doubts whatsoever, No Hire."
Some IT managers WANT mediocrity:
"The very worst kind of manager is the one who feels threatened by his team. Consciously or not, he is afraid of those who are "the very best", so he consistently staffs his team with people who will not challenge him."
A good manager should know to look for the seriously focused individual, one who wants to constantly educate themselves:
When I evaluate a candidate, one of the most important criteria is what I call "the first derivative". Is this person learning? Is this candidate moving forward, or have they stagnated?
For more information, see the "IT Job Interview Series" by Rampant TechPress.  It has tips for hiring professionals, from Oracle, to Java, J2EE and programmers:

Eric ends with these important questions when considering an applicant:

To summarize the various points I made in the sections above, here are ten questions to ask yourself when considering a candidate for a developer position:
  1. Can this candidate bring something to the team that nobody else has?
  2. Is this candidate constantly learning?
  3. Is this candidate aware of his/her weaknesses and comfortable discussing them?
  4. Is this candidate versatile and willing to do "whatever it takes" to help make the product successful?
  5. Is this candidate one of those "10X coders"?
  6. Does this candidate have a bachelor's degree from a good computer science department?
  7. If this candidate has a Ph.D., is there other evidence to suggest that s/he is one of those rare people who also has "Shrinkwrap Qualities"?
  8. Does this candidate have experience on a team building shrinkwrap software?
  9. Does this candidate write good code?
  10. Does this candidate love programming so much that s/he writes code in their spare time?



Oracle Training at Sea
oracle dba poster

Follow us on Twitter 
Oracle performance tuning software 
Oracle Linux poster


Burleson is the American Team

Note: This Oracle documentation was created as a support and Oracle training reference for use by our DBA performance tuning consulting professionals.  Feel free to ask questions on our Oracle forum.

Verify experience! Anyone considering using the services of an Oracle support expert should independently investigate their credentials and experience, and not rely on advertisements and self-proclaimed expertise. All legitimate Oracle experts publish their Oracle qualifications.

Errata?  Oracle technology is changing and we strive to update our BC Oracle support information.  If you find an error or have a suggestion for improving our content, we would appreciate your feedback.  Just  e-mail:  

and include the URL for the page.


Burleson Consulting

The Oracle of Database Support

Oracle Performance Tuning

Remote DBA Services


Copyright © 1996 -  2017

All rights reserved by Burleson

Oracle ® is the registered trademark of Oracle Corporation.

Remote Emergency Support provided by Conversational