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EMC interview

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by zebulebu, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    So, thanks to all the advice I had from BM about EMC - hint hint Mike :biggrin - I have been selcted for interview with them this week.

    Part of the interview process is preparing a twenty minute presentation on the company, what they do, their financial position, acquisitions & mergers in the past few years etc.

    I was amazed at how much EMC owns now - I knew about VMWare and Dantz of course, but didn't know that they also owned Legato and had that they were taking over RSA as well.

    The interview process seems quite involved, and of the four interviews I've got lined up in the next fortnight, looks like the hardest. Strangely enough its the lowest salary-wise, but probably has the best career prospects - although it isn't working in security to start off with, the recruiter (in-house, so he must know what he's talking about) reckons that within a year I'll be able to shift sideways into a consultant role with RSA or specialist SAN security.

    It's weird how quickly recuriters get to know you're looking for work - I put my CV out on a couple of sites a fortnight ago and I'm getting about five calls a day on average. I think the market must be really strong - I've even had a couple go back to clients after I told them the salary they were offering was too low, so its definitely a candidate's market right now.

    The other side of the coin, of course, is that when we interviewed for a second/third line contractor this week they were nearly all universally shite. We had one woman come in who had an MCSE but didn't know what FSMO roles were (not that she couldn't name them all - she literally didn't know what they were).
     
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  2. Mitzs
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    How can you name something but don't know what it is?:blink Can you spell dumper?

    Anyway good luck zeb, I will keep my fingers crossed for you!
     
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  3. onoski

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    Well with someone of your caliber and experience sure you'd be alright. I must admit though couldn't figure out the full abbreviation of FSMO in the first instance. I hope the grass would be greener for you when and if you do eventually land this role.
     
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  4. onoski

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    Most people in IT are not exactly a walking text book and moreover most of the tools that Microsoft names in its text books are hardly ever use. Sorry if I came across as abrupt but just because someone works in IT does not mean they'd know everything so lets be honest and professional.
     
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  5. Theprof

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    Good luck Zeb.
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    No.. but an MCSE that doesn't know what FSMO roles are, simply isn't an MCSE :blink
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    Called my supervisor on Monday, when I posted my reply to you... he didn't return my call... I visited on Thursday, got the dude's phone number, but haven't had the chance to call. Will do so on Monday, bro, promise. :)

    Yep... companies want people who REALLY know what they're doing... and there aren't enough of that sort out there. When screening people for 2nd/3rd line jobs, you'll inevitably get people who are all schooled up and certified up who think that they should start out higher than entry-level... but are completely unqualified for the job because they don't have experience in the real world. Hmm... have I said that before? Perhaps once or twice. My quest to spread the news about how to get into IT the right way continues.
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    QFT. :blink
     
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  9. Mitzs
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    didn't know what FSMO roles were (not that she couldn't name them all - she literally didn't know what they were).

    That she could name not one but 5 different things but have not the slightest knowledge that they related to domain controller in a forest is someone I would not want on my networks. She has memorized this stuff and has no idea what it links to which means she did not learn this stuff the old fashion way by studying and hands on or she would have had atleast a clue of what they pertain too. It took 2 secs for me to google it and find out what they are. Yes someone that has the certs can not expand their knowledge where it is majorly lacking? That says dumper to me big time.
     
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  10. Theprof

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    I agree with you Mitz, there are just certain things you need to know when you are an MCSE.

    My teachers told me incidents in the past where people would memorize the terminology to a point where they new pretty much every term but could "NOT" literally login to windows or perform certain maintenance tasks such as defrag, chdisk, etc. Yet they are an MCSE.
     
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    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA

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