Professional Development

Sample DBA Resumes

Nobody knows who I am. Yes, I know, you think I waltz into restaurants without a reservation, get the best table in the house, and Rick Bayless brings the food out himself. In reality, sooner or later, everybody asks for a resume.  (Except Rick Bayless.  He just asks for money.)  Managers don’t read blogs, so…
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Brent Ozar Unlimited® Adds Another MCM

Nope, we didn’t clone Brent. I am honored to say I’ve earned the Microsoft Certified Master SQL Server 2008 certification. Seriously honored. I feel awesome. What’s the SQL Sever MCM? “MCM” stands for “Microsoft Certified Master.” As Microsoft describes it, “the MCM program is the highest level of technical certification; it helps recognize and validate…
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How To Hire Top Talent

You want to hire a fantastic DBA or database developer. You want someone who can hit the ground running, who you can trust to maintain your current system and tune it like a pro. Plus you want someone who can see key improvements, communicate effectively, and drive change in your system. You want it all.…
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SQLCruise 2010 Classroom

How to Get Paid to Take a Cruise

As a database expert, I regularly travel to speak at conferences.  When I travel, I try to time my trips to take advantage of other opportunities to see sights, visit friends, or relax.  When my speaking schedule put me in South Florida last summer, I thought I’d take a cruise out of Miami afterwards. SQLCruise…
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