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    What\'s in YOUR resume?

    I have taken a new job with a company that is hiring lots of developers. Part of my job involves interviewing the candidates.

    I recently had an interview with a candidate - with a very impressive resume - and it went something like this:

    Q: What percent of your work is Applications versus Reports.
    A: 10% Apps, 80% Reports

    Q: What style of reports are there.
    A: Columnar, Group, Tabular and Financial.

    Q: Suppose you have a columnar report and wanted to display the Branch/Plant
    whenever it changes.
    A: Use a report footer.

    Q: What do I do if I want to display the totals of sales for each customer
    A: Use a report footer.

    Q: How would I display all the phone numbers for each of my customers.
    A: Not sure

    Q: Do you know what a subsystem join is?
    A: Don't know.

    Q: What is a level break header/footer used for?
    A: Don't know.

    Q: How would I combine two strings into a third string?
    A: Don't know.

    Q: How would you increment a number?
    A: You mean like Next Numbers?

    Q: How many different logic loops are there? (One - While Loop)
    A: Dialog is Initialized, Post Dialog Is Initialized, Do.

    Q: Are you having any trouble understanding what I am asking?
    A: No.


    Am I crazy? I really thought these are basic questions, yet this candidate couldn't answer them. What kind of questions would you ask - in order to determine if the candidate really knew how to develop?

    Ben again,

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    Re: What\'s in YOUR resume?

    Hi Ben,

    [ QUOTE ]
    What kind of questions would you ask - in order to determine if the candidate really knew how to develop?

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Your questions are more then enough to determine, that the candidate does NOT know at all, how to develop.

    Regards,

    Zoltán
    P.S.: By the way, what subsystem join is?
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    Re: What\'s in YOUR resume?

    hrm. Technical interviews like this are a little difficult for me sometimes, but I feel very well versed in RDA and somewhat in FDA. Either the person was a little nervous at the time, or really didn't know RDA and was trying to get by. The question about adding a phone number to a report... no being able to answer that one would make me nervous. I mean, did he even TRY to answer that one?

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    Re: What\'s in YOUR resume?

    Let me rephrase.... I would be nervouse hiring someone who could not think through the process of adding phone numbers to a report.
    Currently working on 8.12, AS400 OS, DB2

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    RE: What\'s in YOUR resume?

    Hey, that sounds about par for the course. I used to interview consultants
    to do projects for our clients. Here's a typical scenario:

    Opening was for an Advanced Pricing functional consultant.

    So I would call candidates who said they were good at it, and ask them one
    question:

    "Can you name any of the tables in Advanced Pricing?"

    Most of them couldn't. Very unimpressive! Even a functional consultant
    should know the database design and the table names.

    Andy
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    Re: What\'s in YOUR resume?

    "... with a very impressive resume "

    did the resume experience include several years of OW/E1 experience?

    was the guy currently out of a job? i.e. desperate.

    Did the "impressive" part come from years with a big accounting/consulting firm? They seem to be the worst at resume padding (for billing purposes).

    At least you interview prospective employyes, many firms don't. I might have also asked the following q's:

    - Name some of the object types in E1 (Table, Application, UBE, ...)
    - Describe what happens what you compile a NER.
    - What do you do when you need to know how to use a particular BSFN? (read the source code, put a post on JDELIST, ...)
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    Re: What\'s in YOUR resume?

    Maybe he meant joining sections - subsection?
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    Re: What\'s in YOUR resume?

    Yes, I misstyped and meant subsection join.

    Also, this candidate professed to have 6 years experience with OneWorld and the resume was even fairly specific as to the reports that were changed.

    I do like all the suggestions as to the questions and if you have more, I could certainly use some more ideas.

    Ben again,

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    Re: What\'s in YOUR resume?

    But I have thrown some misnomers in to see if the candidate caught it, such as 'generating bsvws' or asking what the 5 types of forms there are.

    Ben again,

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    Re: What\'s in YOUR resume?

    Hi Ben,

    First of all, you are welcome back again.

    Some new idea for interview questions to developer candidants:

    Q1.)
    What does it mean Path Code & Environment? (for consultants too!!!)

    Q2.)
    What are the differences between them, and what is th relation each to other?

    Q3.) What do it mean for you the following abbreviations:
    - OCM
    - OL
    - OMW
    - APPL
    - UBE
    - TBLE
    - DSTR
    - BSVW
    ...etc.

    Q4.)
    Have you ever heard about "OCM Mappings"?

    Q5.)
    Fat Client, WTS, Citrix... What does it mean for you?

    Q6.) What kind of servers can be in an installation?

    Q7.)
    Where and How can I run a Batch application?

    Q8.) What does happen, when I promote an OMW project?

    Q9.) What is the "Token" in scope of OMW?

    Q10.) What is the difference between Business and Cotrol Tables data sources?

    Q11.) What's you oppinion, why are tables in different Data Sources ( e.g. Business Data vs. Control Tables vs. System Tables, etc.)

    Q12.) Please, explain me the differences between Checck-Out and Get.

    ...and a lot of more, but this time that's all.

    NOTE: forgive me my English.

    Best Regards,

    Zoltán
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