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Application Database Administrator Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Application Database Administrator interview, here are 25 interview questions and answer examples.

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What do you do for 'screen breaks' when you've been at your desk for an extended period of time?

Computer-heavy positions can lead to eye strain, headaches, body aches, and so on. It can be helpful, often expected, to step away for a few minutes to take a quick 'screen break.' You might go refill your water bottle, grab some coffee, stretch, or simply take a quick walk around the block. The goal here is to share an example that does not necessarily indicate that you would spend significant time away from your computer. Instead, share how a quick action or activity can help make you more focused and productive.

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25 Application Database Administrator Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. What do you do for 'screen breaks' when you've been at your desk for an extended period of time?

  • 2. When working from your desk for extended periods of time, what do you need to be comfortable and successful?

  • 3. Tell us about how you've collaborated across teams or departments to complete a project or to meet a goal.

  • 4. What are the top 3 qualities you look for in a team?

  • 5. What experience do you have with using a database to track and maintain an event?

  • 6. If a manager requests a tight turnaround on a report that you know takes longer to pull than your deadline allows, then what do you do?

  • 7. Give us an example of proactive - and reactive - data management support you've employed.

  • 8. In your opinion, why is user access knowledge important in database security?

  • 9. How do you integrate external applications to increase efficiency in systems and processes? What applications would you recommend?

  • 10. How are your writing skills?

  • 11. How often should you back-up a company database?

  • 12. What are your top three skills or strengths that best qualify you for this position?

  • 13. How do you ensure data integrity across multiple systems and domains?

  • 14. What about our company interests you the most?

  • 15. What is your ideal work environment?

  • 16. What databases do you have the most experience using?

  • 17. With technology advancing daily, how do you stay up-to-date on new products and trends?

  • 18. Aside from your computer, what is the most frequently used item on your desk?

  • 19. What steps do you take to appropriately handle confidential information? Please give us an example.

  • 20. What professional development do you think might be most beneficial to you and to this position over the next 3 years?

  • 21. Is there anything in the position's job description that surprises you?

  • 22. Where do you aspire to be professionally 5 years from now?

  • 23. What are you most interested in when it comes to this role at our company?

  • 24. How would your former colleagues describe your teamwork?

  • 25. Describe a difficult project where you successfully met or exceeded expectations.