Unix/Linux Admin Job Interviews
I have always hated job interviews for Unix/Linux Admin jobs because of the questions, I don’t mind being asked how I would go about troubleshooting and issue but being asked what a command does right off the top of my head when there are thousands of commands and options to remember at that point. I can understand if it is a daily tool such as netstat, ifconfig but options for commands I use only a few times a year and just ask it to stump me isn’t fair in my opinion. Also my biggest problem with these interviews is I’ve been doing this for 5 years, any accountant that has had 5 years experience would never get drill on accounting terms.
I think question for Unix admins should be limited to logic exercises or give me a real world problem and put me in front of a console and ask me to troubleshoot the issue if you want to test my abilities, white boarding issues isn’t a good way to judge a persons technical abilities or troubleshooting abilities in my opinion. Those are reading this what do you think?