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Old 03-24-2015, 03:47 PM   #1
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tips for job interview preparation


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i am EMPkrishna. i am a new learner of red hat Linux, looking for a job in Linux system administrating, i have a good knowledge in Linux but i don't have any real time organization experience in Linux administrating. so please suggest me to learn the real time scenarios questions and answer @ troubleshooting questions in Linux asked in at the time of interview.
please suggest me the best way to get the knowledge on that tell me if any other sites like that to get real time questions and answer
 
Old 03-24-2015, 04:28 PM   #2
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i am a new learner of red hat Linux, looking for a job in Linux system administrating, i have a good knowledge in Linux but i don't have any real time organization experience in Linux administrating. so please suggest me to learn the real time scenarios questions and answer @ troubleshooting questions in Linux asked in at the time of interview.
If you are going as fresher no one will be asking your real time scenarios because they know that you don't have experience on that. You cannot mug up real world scenarios by just looking at answers on the site. Even if you are able to mug up interviewer will be able to make out that you don't have hands on experience and what you are stating you have read it somewhere.

We cannot make you learn real world scenarios as that comes from experience. You wouldn't know it until you have worked on them yourself.

If I have to take interview of a fresher I would be emphasizing more on concepts, theory and a little bit of practical which anyone working on Linux does at home.

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please suggest me the best way to get the knowledge on that tell me if any other sites like that to get real time questions and answer
Again in this sentence if you are thinking we will be able to give you an idea of the real world scenarios then we just can't because there are many and it cannot be jotted down just like that. This is something which will have value only when it comes with experience.

If you have any specific query or confusion related to particular concept then yes we are here to help.
 
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:40 PM   #3
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So what you say is you don't have experience. But you want to know answers to questions so you can act as if you do have that experience. Do I understand that correctly?

In that case I hope you can answer exactly to the level of your knowledge and do not pretend one bit further. I have had too many of your type on the other side of the table.

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Old 03-25-2015, 11:26 PM   #4
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"Honestly, just be honest!"

If you are interested in Linux system-administration, but don't have any experience doing that yet, then ... "just say so." It's okay. Really. Everyone starts somewhere.

You're shooting for an "entry level" job, in which you will work alongside other people who know more than you do yet, so that you can both help them and learn from them. Everyone who sits on "the other side of that desk" knows this, because, at one time or another, that's how they started out, too.

The one thing that you don't want to do ... don't want to try to do ... don't want to give the faintest impression that you are doing ... is to try to bullsh*t your way through it exaggerate your experience or abilities. Simply present yourself as you are, and clearly express where you are and where you want to go. Talk about your dependability. Talk about your work ethic. Talk about what an important opportunity you think this job is. (Because, it is.) If you're asked a question that you don't know, just say so.

It's okay. Really. E-v-e-r-y-o-n-e starts "there."
 
Old 03-26-2015, 12:42 AM   #5
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What everyone is telling you is true. You can spin a good story in the interview, but these systems are not interested in good stories, once you get started on the job, it's going to take 10 seconds for your boss to realize you're a BS artist. So this is what you do instead.

Every RHELmin knows RHEL installs software using YUM. Take the time to learn the process in detail.
What kind of packages do they install? (rpms)
Where do they come from (repositories)
How do you create a repository?
How do you build a package?
What are the common switches available for package compilation?
How would you determine on a particular instance which build switches would be necessary or just desirable ?
How do you troubleshoot a package build?

The primary areas in most enterprises newby admins work are:
Access issues, because everybody has a ton of those.
Package/Patching work
File systems. NAS/SAN, etc. Growing them, shrinking them, moving them, modifying rights to them ,etc.
Go into the interview ready to take every question the guy asks you in those areas, wrestle it to the ground and beat it to death. Make him tell you "Stop, that's more than you need to know."

After he's done that a couple of times, it will occur to him that a history of farting in an admins chair for a couple years is not as valuable, to him, as a desire to learn and an interest in the detail of the subject matter (if he's got a brain in his head, and most of us don't).
Be ready to be told "no" 10 times before you're told "yes" once.
If you can afford it, get a RHEL cert. It doesn't really prove anything except you're ready to spend some money to be allowed to do this thing.

EDIT: The best way to learn something is to do it yourself. At least that's what I've found. The great thing about Linux is that doesn't cost you anything, you just trade time for knowledge.

Good luck

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Old 03-26-2015, 08:11 AM   #6
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Look at job postings for the target career direction you wish to achieve and see what talents they wish applicants to have for those jobs. Then learn about those talents firsthand by attempting them, or as close as you can. No one's going to fault you for being honest about your experience level, however many will dismiss you very rapidly if you give false information about your experience.

Be ready and willing to take an entry level position. And also realize that this would be the exactly correct position for you given what you've described about your experience level.
 
  


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