Since I wrote just last week about interview questions for a DBA, I came across this article and wanted to share it here also. I don’t believe that an interview should be a trivia contest. These questions aren’t about knowing a trivial piece of information. They are (probably) designed to illicit a response that helps everyone to understand your thought process.

When it comes to a job interview my advice is this: don’t panic. Be yourself, have a conversation, and let people know who you are and how you think. If you pretend to be somebody else and get hired the end result is often a poor fit.