I have a job interview on Monday for a Business Systems Analyst position, but I don't know what types of technical questions to expect. The problem is this: coding is done in COBOL?? should I expect to be asked to code a radix sort or some other algrithm?? or more likely some business related programming problems ( control breaks, data processing, etc. ) What modelling techniques are usually associated with COBOL? control flow charts? Any other advice from a former cobol programmer would be helpful. Jamie
If it helps here is the Job Description: 1. Interacts with the user group management staff to determine requirements for development and maintenance projects 2. Prepares data models, process specifications and data dictionaries using structured analysis methodologies 3. Prepares design models 4. Prepares program, system and user documentation 5. Participates in application programming 6. Participates in testing and implementing changes to existing programs and systems 7. Prepares information for and provides user education and training seminars 8. Designs and implements new procedures 9. Prepares management reports 10. Prepares task lists and schedules for project management 11. Performs the duties of the Supervisor - Business Systems Analyst when requested 12. Performs such other related duties as may be assigned Thanks for any suggestions or help. The interview is only a half hour in duration, so the technical questions should be limited. I think I'm going to concentrate on the data modelling aspect of things and re-learn COBOL at a later time. Any cramming I do will probably not come easily when asked to code a task in the interview anyways and the position seems to emphasize the other aspects of the position, not the programming.