Landing an Interview with Oracle - A brief outline of "How do we Recruit"...by Pushpa Sreenivasan

Oracle is a dream company for many. People, who are associated with Oracle or have friends working in Oracle or have seen Oracle’s way of functioning, know what it means to be part of Oracle. It is intriguing to know what makes Oracle so different and alluring for many to be associated with it?

A saying goes that any organisation’s strength is its people. So, it all begins with hiring the right people for the right jobs. As an outsider, one may not know how each and every oraclite is hand picked and chosen for the right job. We have highly stringent recruiting methods.

This is how we recruit to ensure we get the brightest and sharpest minds here at Oracle:

Firstly, one of our qualified Recruiters has a discussion with the Business Managers to understand not just the role but also the career of the resource to be hired. From there the Recruiter draws an outline of the picture, which is just in the skeleton form. The main picture, which is the resource will be filled and hence the search. The Recruiter uses various modes of hiring. Once the job is well marketed and CV’s start coming in, then the actual challenge arises in the minds of the Recruiter as to whom do I choose from the number of resumes in the inbox? That’s when the recruiter filters the profiles by various parameters. We at Oracle don’t entertain any profiles/resumes that are written poorly, spelling mistakes, grammatical errors or without proper contact details (see this recent blog post ) .

So, what is it in a Candidate that grabs the attention of the Recruiter to begin with? A well-written CV is the face of a potential hire. The resume has to be brief, to the point and should also have all the relevant details. Also, the CV should highlight some of the accomplishments the potential hire has had in his/her experience. This is the best part, as we all know in a job, all of us are expected to do our job 100%. We at Oracle, pick people who not only perform their roles but somebody who excels at that and goes on to add value to the role. Therefore its very important to include all your accomplishments. The Recruiter picks the outstanding CV’s in a jiffy, as that’s what we need.

As our recruiting methods are very stringent, this shows to prove how we stand apart even in the business. That surely helps us carve niche for ourselves in developing the technologies that are for tomorrow’s world.

Getting a call for the interview is the first step. Then cracking the interview in the technical rounds and collecting the offer subsequently is going to be a cakewalk as you indeed are the chosen one.

As for fresh graduates who need to be picked out of college, they need to have excellent academic background in additional to co-curricular activities. They also should have one or two additional skills outside their domain. We filter them first by online tests. Then, as graduates can’t be quizzed for on the job performance, it’s the soft skills that goes a long way in selecting a graduate from the lot in addition to their their academic excellence and project work. Good articulation skills, communication skills, attitude to learn new things, zeal to make it big, positivity, all this go a long way in their favour. Demonstrate this in the interview and you have a fair chance to be part of your dream company – Oracle.

The author of this article has been with the Oracle India Recruitment Team for the past three years and can be contacted at pushpalatha.sreenivasan@oracle.com

Comments:

Dear sir/mam I am hardik chauhan completed my B.E in 2007 from chouksey engg. College bilaspur (c.g) and my aggregate % is 70.04.While learning this blog for a minute i realized that i cleared all my rounds and got selected and a part of this big organization. ORACLE is my dream company from my child hood a want to be a part of this organization and as soon as i become a part of this organization. I want to thank u to write this blog in which people can know how actually the recuting process going on in oracle and it helps many people like me who's dream company is oracle. Thanks & Regards, Hardik Chauhan APOLLO HOSPITAL'S MS-SQL DBA

Posted by Hardik Chauhan on March 23, 2009 at 07:48 AM CST #

Hi, I am Raja Sekhar, Working as a Oracle PL/SQL Developer sinc ebeen 6 years. I just recently been shortlisted for Interview with Oracle In Hyderabad India. When i had been there for disucssion, the HR Executive had asked me to fill the application form and to submitt the same befor going ahead for technical discussion. When i had submitted the form, the HR manager had refused to take forward my applicaton for next round. The reason he was saying was, there are more than 4 companies in my resume, hence he can not. Immediatly i asked him , hwther he had gone through my profile before shortlisting for the Interview Or Not. I never had faced such an experiance with any other company. Raj

Posted by Raja on March 24, 2009 at 02:21 PM CST #

This article gives a real insight into the Oracle recruiting process and various steps involved at each level. Thanks for your effort to write such a wonderful article!!! Renjith Balakrishnan Santa Clara - California...

Posted by Renjith Balakrishnan on April 03, 2009 at 07:06 AM CST #

Hi Renjith, Thanks for your comments, I am glad that you have found the information helpful/useful. Pushpa has written a great article which will hopefully help people who are interested in potential work with us. Thanks again; David T

Posted by David Talamelli on April 03, 2009 at 07:19 AM CST #

Hi Raja, I am sorry that you have not had a positive experience, if you like please feel free to email directly at david.talamelli@oracle.com and I will see if I can get any further information for you. Thanks; David T

Posted by David Talamelli on April 03, 2009 at 07:20 AM CST #

Hi, I have one question. how long it will take to get oracle offer letter ? Is there any chance of cancellation of offer due to recession effect ? Thanks - vinay

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Hi Vinay, Can you send me a message to david.talamelli@oracle.com - I am more than happy to look into things for you to see if I can get some updates if you are waiting on an offer from us. Thanks; David Talamelli

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Hi, I have been waiting for my offer for more than 2 months now. I'm wondering if Oracle is approving any offers lately. Thanks, Adam

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Hi, Nice to see that process is well explained, but the issue I face with Oracle is during and after interview. Most of the times, people who interview at initial level would be junior members who do not understand how service industry works. After interview, it is really tough to know what is going on. We hardly get any update from HR on progress, if candidate is rejected atleast it needs to be informed. Also there should be a timeline, we cannot wait for this offer when we have other offers on hand. Thanks, VJ

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