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June 18, 2007  10:10 PM

Woe is the DBA: An old-timer weighs in



Posted by: Clinek
Oracle careers and certifications

In response to the DBA rant-fest from a few days ago ("Database administration is for suckers"?), Marty M. sent me this note. Read on for a true old-timer perspective -- it's not pretty. . . ....

June 8, 2007  8:57 AM

Friday wrap-up: Patching myths; resumes are useless



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle applications, Oracle careers and certifications

A sampling of what’s going on in the Oracle blogosphere in the first week of June . . . As a follow-up to our recent post about how to snag an Oracle job, I offer Eddie Awad’s...


June 4, 2007  3:08 PM

SQL interview questions; getting hired as a DBA



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Are you looking for a new (or first) Oracle job? Worried about that big interview? (If you’re not, maybe you should be!) Here are a couple of resources to prepare you for your upcoming Oracle job interview. Robert Vollman, at his blog


May 30, 2007  10:06 AM

Oracle jobs: Skills you don’t need, skills you do



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Check out Computerworld’s list of the top 10 dead or dying computer skills—if any of these are on your resume, they claim,...


May 22, 2007  10:44 AM

Ask an Oracle expert: Got management-level questions?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle careers and certifications

We have a new expert on SearchOracle.com: Michael J. Hillenbrand has just joined our “Ask the Expert” team and will be answering questions in the new category “


May 8, 2007  1:57 PM

The return of the pay raise



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle careers and certifications

The Oracle job market has always been ridiculously competitive, but now there is some good news -- at least for those who already have a job.  Information Week recently did a detailed

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May 1, 2007  10:45 AM

OpenWorld closing out San Francisco?



Posted by: Barney Beal
Oracle applications, Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration

Like peanut butter and chocolate, the City by the Bay and Oracle's massive (and getting bigger every minute) user conference seem to be two great things that go great together, but it may not stay that way. According to a report in the San Francisco Business Times, (subscription only except for...


April 17, 2007  4:03 PM

Did you hear the one about…?



Posted by: Clinek
Managing an Oracle shop, Oracle applications, Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration

My, how Collaborate has grown! In only its second official year, the three user group combined conference is already up to 7,000 attendees from 50 countries. Let's just hope that it doesn't get as big as OpenWorld -- although if...


April 16, 2007  5:45 PM

Can Oracle DBAs survive automation?



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration

Today marks the first full day of Collaborate '07, and the word of the day is overwhelming. The conference is huge, the hotels are huge, and the list of sessions is huge—if you can manage to decide which sessions you want to go to, good luck finding them! Today after scrambling to grab lunch I...


April 11, 2007  12:29 PM

Collaborate ’07 countdown



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Oracle applications, Oracle careers and certifications, Oracle database administration, Oracle development

Only four days and counting till Collaborate ’07 kicks off in fabulous Las Vegas (an upgrade from last year’s setting of Nash Vegas). As usual the whole SearchOracle team is going to be there to bring...


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