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Are you hiring the right Oracle Professional?

Oracle Tips by Burleson Consulting
February 22, 2003
Don Burleson

I'm often called-upon to assist my clients in choosing the best Oracle job candidate, and in this tight job market it is no simple task.  I most recently assisted a VP who had over 340 applications for a single Oracle DBA position!

My challenge was to wade through these resumes fairly, eliminate sub-optimal candidates, and assist with the on-site evaluation of the top-5 applicants.  When bombarded with an overwhelming number of candidates, it is extremely difficult to be both efficient and fair in the job selection process.

My experience is not unique, and IT managers are struggling with boatloads of candidates for Oracle professional positions.  To aid in the evaluation process, Mike Ault has created a handy new book  called Conducting the Oracle job Interview, ($41.95, Rampant TechPress) designed for the IT manager to allow them to quickly identify the best Oracle professionals, even if they have limited knowledge of Oracle.

As you may recall, Mike Ault is the author of 14 books, including the hugely popular "Exam Cram" study series for the Oracle OCP exam.  Mike has channeled is substantial knowledge into a great guide for the IT manager to help them target just the right skill sets.  The best part of this book is Mike's telephone interview questions that allow any IT manager to quickly access the skill level of any Oracle job candidate.

I rarely endorse Oracle books, but at only $41.95, this one is a real bargain.  If you are an IT manager (or an Oracle job candidate), you might want to check-out this book:


   Don Burleson



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