TSQL Tuesday #93: Interviewing Patterns & Anti-Patterns
T-SQL Tuesday is a chance for you to join in the SQL Server community and write a blog post on a suggested topic. You can use this as a way to start a new blog, dust off a blog you haven’t used in a while, or make it part of regular blogging: your choice!
I would love for you to participate. The whole SQL Server community would. Please, join us!
- Write a post on the topic below
- Schedule the post to go live on Tuesday, August 8 (between zero am and midnight, UTC)
- Include the TSQL Tuesday logo in the top of your post
- Link the post back to this one (it’s easier if you comment on this post and link it)
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I will write a round-up post on Monday, August 14 summarizing up all the magic you guys write.
This month’s topic: Interviewing Patterns and Anti-Patterns
What advice do you have for people preparing for or going through an interview?
Feel free to be creative on this topic. Take whichever approach you like best:
- You may focus on patterns to follow for success
- You may list anti-patterns, too: things that might seem like a good idea, but are a recipe for disaster
- You can write about your own highs and lows as a candidate or as an interviewer
- Be as specific as you want for interviewing for or hiring for your given skillset, whether you’re a developer, DBA, manager, consultant, or something else entirely
Whichever route you take, it’s probably a good idea to disguise the identities of past employers, candidates, etc.
Personally, I’m going to take the approach of writing about an interview for a SQL Server position that I completely bombed as a candidate, and why it ended up being one of the best learning experiences of my life (although it was painful at the time). It taught me a lot about successful interviewing patterns.
I can’t wait to learn about YOUR interviewing patterns and anti-patterns as well.
Get ready, get set, get blogging!