Thats a tough one, and that kind of call only comes with experience. Knowing when to get a second opinion is a very hard lesson to learn On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 10:50 AM, Peter Hitchman <pjhoraclel@xxxxxxxxx>wrote: > Another perspective: > How do you know you are not going to get someone who, given the right > access, is not going to jump right in when in fact they should be waiting > for someone else (like a sysadmin). I been working where I am now for so > long that mostly I have root/sudo su access on all the machines that I touch > and sometimes I need someone else to check me and suggest that I go and talk > to the sysadmin people. It is of course all about balance. > > Cheers > > Pete > > P.S. One of the senior sysadmins likes to play the theme tune from the Lone > Ranger when someone (especially his boss) jumps on to a machine to fix > something and stuffs it up. > > On Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 4:21 PM, Dan Norris <dannorris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote: > >> Sorry for the late reply, but I just got back from a week off and thought >> I'd add my 2 pesos (they were left over). >> >> As I wrote my reply, some of my thoughts were related, others were >> straying, so I elected to blog it instead. It's at >> http://www.dannorris.com/2008/08/18/when-i-conduct-an-interview/ if you >> care to read. Feel free to comment there if you like. >> >> Dan >> >> Gints Plivna wrote: >> >>> Mhmm, the original question wasn't about just TECHNICALLY SKILLED >>> person. Question were how to find right kind of personality. For >>> example: >>> >>> What circumstance brings you here today? >>> >>> Ok one can formulate this question in whatever way but would you like >>> to hire a DBA (or whatever other position) just looking for a job with >>> some $$ more than previous work, without any other motivation? >>> >>> What was a major obstacle you were able to overcome in the past year? >>> >>> OK it is possible to formulate this question just in a bit different >>> way and ask what was the major problem in his dba life last year. >>> >>> Tell me about two memorable projects, one success and one failure. To >>> what do you attribute the success and failure? >>> >>> <snip> >>> >>> >> -- >> http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l >> >> >> > > > -- > Regards > > Pete > -- Andrew W. Kerber 'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'