Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Technical Questions

Even after my short career I've realised how important it is to ask questions at job interviews. I'm not talking silly questions like "How much leave do I get?" and "Do I get a car?". I'm talking about technical questions you need to know to decide if you want to work in their organistation. Here is a list of things you might want to know:
  • What operating systems do you servers run?
  • What networking equipment to you use?
  • What operating systems do your clients run?
  • What applications are mission critical?
  • What administrative approach do you use (centralised/decentralised)?
  • Do you perform regular maintenance on your systems? If so, what does it entail?
  • Do you have a helpdesk, what type, how does it work?
  • How many users do you have? What is their level of knowledge?
  • What is the organisation's policy on training and self-development?
After you've asked those questions, then it's time to talk about the merc you need to do your job ;)


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