Hi Michael,

I haven't read anyone else's replies so this may be repetitive.

I feel it is important for a developer to keep current. I ask them:
- What user group(s) they belong to.
- What speakers/topics they have attended to in the last year.
- Can they list all the great conferences, e.g. COMMON, IBM conferences,
RPG DB2 Summit, TUG, etc.
- When and what was the last conference they attended.
- What user forums do they follow/participate in.
- What technical subscriptions do they read.
- Can they name some of the popular technical authors.
- What technical authors do they like to follow.
- What courses have they taken.

Once I get the feel of this, I can go into the technical evaluation: ILE,
DB2, SQL, RPG. etc. I've had interviewees tell me they have learned
something by the time they leave the interview.



Yours truly,

Glenn Gundermann
Email: glenn.gundermann@xxxxxxxxx
Cell: (416) 317-3144


On 26 August 2016 at 06:54, Michael Schutte <mschutte369@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I'm a bit nervous. Today was supposed to be me attending an interview not
leading it.

But here we are. Time for me to break out of my shell.

Does anyone have any tips or things I should be asking? We are
interviewing a consultant for RPGLE position.

Would it be appropriate to ask them to find a bug in a 20 line procedure?

We haven't had much success lately with people that can debug issues. This
to me is a biggie. This particular issue I expect someone to be able to
find just looking at the code. I discovered it yesterday going to have
fixed today. I just thought this would give me some insight on the person
problem solving ability.


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