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Rating of Oracle DBA Skill in Interview

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How to Rate yourself in Oracle DBA Skill during Interview?

It is very simple and very tricky question of Interview that is “Rate yourself in Oracle DBA skill out of 5?”

oracle interview, oracle dba interviewsThere are different questions which an interviewer may ask when it comes to interviewing a DBA. These questions are meant to establish the qualifications and how the DBA can fit into the team. As a DBA you should not panic at all or have any worries as this is a normal right of passage that each and every DBA has to go through. At times the questions or the interviewer may really harass you but what should be of importance is how you rise up to the occasion and answer the questions in an appropriate manner. Just stay calm and give answers that can be understood easily and those which are relevant.

One of the frequently asked questions and one which really challenges the DBAs is to rate themselves out of 5 in Oracle DBA in various skills like backup recovery, performance tuning, security, upgrade, troubleshooting, etc. As you might have guessed, this is not a very simple question neither is it very hard. The key thing here is to know yourself before you answer the question. Being a DBA involves quite a number of steps. There are the junior DBAs who normally have no or little experience. The other levels are the mid-level DBAs, senior DBAs, system administrator, team leaders and consultant DBAs. You should have all these in mind so that you can judge yourself honestly and objectively. You should not exaggerate or underestimate yourself. Whatever ratings that you give yourself should reflect your true personality and be the truth. Don’t give yourself ratings that will put the interviewer into doubt. With the skills and with or without experience, you are the one that fully understands yourself. If you are honest with yourself, then, this should not be a very big deal as all you have to do is to give an honest opinion and rate yourself according to what you think of yourself.

Also, don’t give a full rating like 5 out of 5 or 10 out of 10. Otherwise, an interviewer will so many toughest questions and try to find out that your rating is perfect or not. This situation becomes more critical to clear any technical interview. You should need to provide them rating near to full if you are having good and expertise knowledge like 4 or 4.5 out of 5. If you have some doubts in your knowledge or not having so much self-confidence then give them 3 or 3.5 out of 5. This rating will help you to get clear interview easily because the interviewer doesn’t ask so many toughest queries during technical mock.

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  • Rating query during interview is really very tricky. If you rate yourself high then next interview question would be from same. If you rate yourself low then next interview question will be raised why it is low. Rating yourself in any task, it absolutely professional interview question because interviewer wants to judge about your skill and your strength with weakness.


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