why selected to mainframes as you careers



why selected to mainframes as you careers

Postby rahul123 » Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:18 pm

every time interview person asking this question"why selected or chosen to mainframes as you careers"
please how to answer thisquestion
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Re: why selected to mainframes as you careers

Postby dick scherrer » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:08 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum,

There is no generic "how to answer".

The interviewer wants to know why YOU chose mainframes. . .

Tell them. Hopefully, you did have a reason. . . :?
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Re: why selected to mainframes as you careers

Postby rahul123 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:51 pm

i am unable to answer this question
plz help out
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Re: why selected to mainframes as you careers

Postby NicC » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:00 pm

You do not know why YOU chose mainframes for your career? Wow! If you do not know then how is anyone else to know?
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: why selected to mainframes as you careers

Postby rahul123 » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:02 pm

i am ask same question to u
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Re: why selected to mainframes as you careers

Postby Robert Sample » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:51 pm

i am ask same question to u
Because 35 years ago when I entered the IT field, there were minicomputers but they were mostly used to feed data to mainframes. There were no microcomputers except hand-built hobby machines. If you weren't working on mainframes, you pretty much weren't working in IT.
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Re: why selected to mainframes as you careers

Postby NicC » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:10 pm

Huh! When I started there weren't any to machines just m/f and system3/38 probably others but I did not know about them.
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Re: why selected to mainframes as you careers

Postby NicC » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:12 pm

for 'to machines' read 'toy machines' i.e. micro-computers now known as PCs.
Now, where is that 'preview' button?!
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Re: why selected to mainframes as you careers

Postby dick scherrer » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:43 pm

Hello,

just m/f and system3/38 probably others
If the "38" was in operation when you started, there were many other computer vendors still in business. At that time (in addition to the wide variety of mini-computers) there were still several different flavors of "mainframe" including Burroughs, RCA, Honeywell, CDC, NCR, Univac, and some others.
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Re: why selected to mainframes as you careers

Postby NicC » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:35 pm

Which reminds me - ICL (now Fujitsu) and the George 3 OS
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