Up until about 9 weeks ago I was in the market for a new job. Then I received an offer from a company that was not only financially very interesting, but more important offered a real challenge in regards to the position I had applied for. They had a large virtual environment that needed more than just some touch-up work. The virtual environment lacked standards and structure and would need a strong hand to manage it.
I am always up for a good professional challenge if the surrounding pieces match up. Here, at the new company, IT management seemed to be very motivated to provide all the necessary support. I also liked the people I had interviewed with. My old job literally had gone down the drain due to some bad decision makers ruling the place based on personal likings and dislikings. So, I decided to leave and challenge myself with a new job.
Looking back at the last 6 months, I have been interviewing for a new job as a VMWare System Administrator or VMWare Systems Architect quite a few times. I was often shocked about the lack of technical questions during an interview. But on the opposite I also experienced (and mastered) some very difficult technical interviews, too. Following each interview I took detailed notes.
In addition I was not only looking for a new job, I was also involved in the hiring process at my old (and later on at the new company, too). At the old company we had lost several system administrators from our team, but I was shocked about how weak some of the potential replacement candidates were. Apparently there was no preparation for an interview at all. I was also shocked how some candidates were saying they were Senior System Administrators, but upon asking a few technical questions it was clear they weren’t senior level material. Again, I took notes after each interview I was involved in.
As mentioned, I found myself a new job as a VMWare Virtualization Systems Administrator at a local software and business services provider. During the same time I also helped some friends who had entered the job market with tips based on my knowledge and experience and all these events combined motivated me to write down everything about the hiring and interview experience and to turn it into a small book.
So, I wrote a small interview guide for virtualization system administrators and I want this book to help others to find a job in the same field more easily. This is not the first book I have written, but it is the first one that I am publishing through the Amazon Kindle Bookstore. Almost 13,000 words of intense interview help!
The book contains a lot of technical questions about virtualization with VMWare vSphere. In addition I am also providing some proven questions and answers that help you to shine during your interview for a VMWare Virtualization and to make a lasting impression that will help to get that job offer. Virtualization related jobs pay very well as you probably know and with the right experience you can easily land a 6-figure job. The picture shown here is such a job offer that I received, but did not accept for various reasons. I am sure if you have a good amount of experience and can sell yourself properly during the interview process, you can offer similar offers, too. Disclaimer: I am not making any promises or guarantees here. There are many different variables that will determine your future salary. My book is intended to be a helpful tool on your journey to a new job.
Table of Contents
- VMWare Interview Questions Guidelines
- VMWare Interview Questions
- EASY VMWare Interview Questions
- Medium Difficulty VMWare Interview Questions
- Senior-Level Difficulty
- What Not to Do in an Interview
- Important Interview Questions and How to Master Them
- Challenge and Contribution
- The Money Question
- Do you have any questions for us?
- How to Prepare for an Interview
- Final Thoughts
- Legal Disclaimer
Maybe you have read a few books with interview questions already. I have read a few over time and many of them just repeated what others already said. Let me say it this way – I think my book is completely different and some of my interview questions and answers might surprise you, but I can tell you that they work. I see every interview as a learning experience and I have put a lot of effort into the job interview process. As you probably know, some companies have 2, 3, and sometimes even 4 rounds of interviews before you eventually get that job offer. Each round of interviews is different and I have addressed some of this for you inside my book. Taking a strategic approach at interviewing I think you can beat the competition and land a high paying offer.
If you are a system administrator looking to land that high paying virtualization administrator job – this book is for you. Check it out at Amazon.com (this is not an affiliate link)