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Java Job interviews?

 
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Hi!!!
I was just wondering if any of you have the experience of having a Java interviews.
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I think most people on this board have done on or more Java interviews. Some of us have given Java interviews. If you search th forum for words like "interview" you'll be sure to find lots of discussions.
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Cindy,
I am going through that now, what do you need to know?
 
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chad,
I want to know if the questions are close to the SCJP-2.
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Originally posted by Cindy Mokrane:
I want to know if the questions are close to the SCJP-2.


You mean will the interviewer ask you multiple choice questions?
Seriously, I doubt very much you will ever run across something like that, even for an entry level job. In most of the interviews I have been on, the technical questions tended to be more about actual coding experience, i.e. what APIs have you used and in what context, are you familiar with X, Y, or Z type application development, how do you approach design, etc. Oftentimes the interviewer is as much interested in how you will fit into their team as he/she is about your technical skills.
An SCJP can sometimes get you an interview, but you have to rely on your experience and interviewing skills to actually get you the job.
HTH,
E
 
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Cindy,
These are the type of questions they ask:
What is the difference between String and StringBuffer? By saying that one is immutable and the other expandable isn't enough most of the time you need to mention String does appends adn creates a StringBuffer object and does a toString().
What are the 3 types of ejbs? What is BMP and CMP?
What is polymorphism?
What does transient mean?
Have you used XML parsers and what are they? How do they differ?
What is DTD?
Some questions on servlets and it's life cycle and JSP.
How many times does init get called in the servlet lifecycle? Just once.
Garbage collection algorithms. I described mark and sweep and also generational collections in HotSpot 1.3
There was a question on Streams I wasn't able to answer.
What is J2EE and name and briefly describe some of the APIs.
What is deep copy and shallow copy?
I got these types of questions and a lot of personality questions as well, such as, why shoud we hire you? What do you do if you know a task will be impossible to do before the deadline? Another is what is the first thing you do when you need technical information? Do you research in books? net? Your co-worker? Your ex-coworker? Your mother! Describe your weaknesses? If I were to ask someone what are your strengths, what do you think they will say? (This question they will probably verify when they call your references you will provide them).
And, what do you expect as a salary?
They also asked some basic UNIX questions to see if you know unix, such as, what does the who command do? OLAP, LDAP?
I hope this helps.
 
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Chad and Eric, a thousand thanks for your answers.
 
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