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Interview Questions for Contract Scrum Masters

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One moment scrum masters are leading and mentoring team members, the next they’re reviewing code and calling for a two-week sprint. A Scrum master has to wear many hats to help a project team perform at its highest level. And while they don’t always have the bandwidth to code, design or test, those with hands-on development experience relate better to the technical members of the team, says Faizan Syed, director of service delivery for eTeam, a staffing firm based in… continue…

4 Interview Questions for Newcomers to Hadoop

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The Hadoop market reached $256 million in vendor revenue during 2012 and is forecast to grow to nearly $1.7 billion in 2017, according to Wikibon, an open source advisory community based in Marlborough, Mass. So veteran developers, architects and data warehousing specialists are spending every spare moment learning the framework for storage and large-scale processing of data sets. If you’re new to Hadoop and are interviewing for a Hadoop-heavy job, be ready to describe your hands-on experience with the framework,… continue…

Interview Answers for Oracle EBS Application Developers

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Application developers specializing in Oracle’s E-Business Suite need the sharp eye of a consultant and a heavy dose of functional expertise to create custom application components, seamless interfaces into popular modules, and to support future growth. In addition, they need great communication skills to work with end users while refining business requirements, functional designs, testing and reporting documents. That’s why Jagdeesh Reddy, HR manager for Virginia-based Doyen Business Solutions, likes to explore a professional’s functional expertise and coding skills during… continue…

Interview Questions for QA Analysts

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Enterprising QA analysts who want to move up should highlight their history of growth and untapped potential when responding to interview questions, advises Tony Bermel, senior corporate recruiter at Harbor Freight Tools in Calabasas, Calif. The fast growing firm plans to build an in-house QA department down the road, so Bermel’s looking for analysts with experience with the financial, inventory and purchasing modules in Oracle EBS. Here are a few of his standard interview questions. How many tests scripts did… continue…

Interview Questions for Business Analysts

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Employers will add 876,000 business analysis-related positions by 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To score one of them you’ll need a mixture of soft and technical skills, says Nisha Karki, account and technical support manager for the New Jersey-based consulting firm ConsultADD. “Companies have raised the bar, especially for contractors,” Karki notes. “They still want BAs who have analytical and communications skills but now they expect them to have technical skills like data warehousing and SQL.” When… continue…

4 Interview Questions for Security Analysts

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Recent data breaches involving Target, Michael’s and Neiman Marcus are adding fuel to the fire for security analysts. But that doesn’t mean job interviews are easy. As a security leader with an impressive list of certifications, David O’Berry expects analysts to know the ins and outs of networking and operating systems. He also looks for resourceful professionals who use their insatiable curiosity to stay one step ahead of hackers and cybercrooks. “I don’t need someone to check off items on… continue…

Interview Questions for Java Developers

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With an estimated 9 million developers using it, Java is one of the most popular programming languages around. In fact, some estimate that Java powers more than 3 billion devices. With so many people claiming expertise, IT managers often ask tricky technical questions to separate the novices from senior developers, says David Bolton, guide of the Dice Java Talent Community. Here are some questions you can expect to hear. What is Type Erasure? What Most People Say: “Umm, I’m not… continue…

Interview Questions for Data Warehouse Developers

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Data warehouse developers are highly visible professionals who earn solid annual salaries – around $96,000 — because they’re responsible for using state-of-the-art development tools and technology to successfully deliver business intelligence information across the enterprise. Most candidates are screened over the phone or Internet by recruiters like Vince Brown, director of healthcare IT informatics and IT recruitment at ICON Staffing Network. “Candidates need to be truthful about what they know from the outset,” Brown says. “Otherwise, they’ll be hard-pressed to… continue…

4 Interview Questions for Project Managers

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Project manager is one of the hottest jobs on the planet. Since books and courses can’t begin to cover the challenges PMs encounter over the course of a project, IT directors prefer veterans who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. “First and foremost, PMs are problem-solvers, and most problem-solving skills are developed through on-the-job experience,” says Cathlynn Carman, a freelance project manager and guide for the Dice Project Management Talent Community. “IT managers want to hear… continue…

5 Interview Answers for Web Developers

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Given the diverse nature of Web projects, anticipating a hiring manager’s needs and preferences can be difficult. It’s not a field where managers are swayed by fancy degrees or certifications, observes Michelle Greenlee, a self-taught Web developer and guide for the Dice Android Talent Community. The ability to describe the problems you’ve solved and the outcomes you’ve achieved is the common denominator among successful candidates. “You don’t have to ace every technical question to impress a hiring manager,” says Greenlee.… continue…