Oracle job interview questions tips
Oracle Tips by Burleson Consulting
There are many books available on
Oracle job interview questions but many of them fail to address
the "real" questions that a job applicant is likely to
Oracle Job Interview Handbook
which is also a goldmine to Oracle job applicants.
Screening for work experience
You cannot study for experience, and with resume puffing and
fraud being rampant, you need to quickly weed out posers.
Many successful Oracle job
interview questions are subtle, with answers that only an
experienced DBA would know. For complete quick weed-out
questions, see he bestselling book "Conducting
the Oracle Job Interview", specifically geared for HR
representatives and non-Oracle savvy IT managers.
It's not important if the non-technical manages does not know
the answer, you can tell by their demeanor if they are correct
For UNIX/Linux applicants, these questions can be
Easy: How to you open a file read-only
Easy: What does the oratab file do?
Easy: How many shells do you know? If they
don't know that a shell is, they are a poser.
Easy: What files contain the Oracle login
profiles? This is OS and shell specific. . .
Medium: How do you change every occurrence of a
string in vi?
Medium: What columns are important in vmstat?
Advanced: How can you tell if a server is paging?
Managers need to use questions
that reveal real-world experience, especially in these days
where resume fraud is an epidemic. Many Oracle job
candidates report that they need to be able to field unobtrusive
questions. For example, the Google job interview asks job
candidates to explain complex database concepts in plain
"Explain a database in three
sentences to your eight-year-old nephew."
In sum, there are many Oracle job
interview questions, but we recommend using the job interview
questions that the candidate is likely to hear in a real Oracle
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