Testing Candidates?

When hiring SQL Server professionals it would seem to be a no brainer that you would test the candidates?  Especially if you are looking for mid-range or senior level candidates.  Maybe a technical interview gives you some level of insight into the candidate, but today I saw a DBA test and I was impressed.  The test was simplistic in nature but the questions would definitely tell you whether the candidate could handle the day-to-day things that a mid-level DBA should come across.  Obviously you could google the answers, so this would have to be administered on site.

What are your thoughts?  Do you test your candidates?


About SQLGator

Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Florida Gator, Star Wars fanatic and is there anything else...oh yeah PS4! I am a geek and SQL Server Business Intelligence Consultant, there are other technologies greater than these? Not so fast my friend! I also love to travel to new and exotic places.

Posted on November 21, 2012, in Career Advice. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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