I have only interviewed for a handful DBA jobs over the years, but they have ranged all the way from very easy (I got the job with no problem); to horrible, where I was faced down by three DBAs who did their best to embarass me in front of them. I actually walked out of this interview before it was done. So, for this month’s question, “Tell us about your DBA interview experiences: good and bad.” Tell us about any good or bad DBA-related interview experiences you have had in the past, and while you are at it, perhaps you can include some helpful interviewing tips if you have any to share.
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Because there is no right or wrong answer, this month’s winner will be selected randomly from all the entries that are received.
This Month’s Prizes
|The prizes this month are an Amazon voucher worth $50.00 and a license for SQL HyperBac, with one year of support and upgrades. SQL HyperBac is an industry-proven compression and encryption tool for SQL Server backups. It integrates seamlessly with your existing backup techniques to silently compress SQL Server backups by up to 95% for faster, smaller backups. To find out more, visit the Red Gate website|