This page discusses some personal qualities for success at different Stages in Enterprise Data Management.
You might like to check out these related pages on Careers and
Career Success Factors.
Here's a useful link for the UK offered by the Daily Telegraph on February 25th.2009.
It covers CVs, Interviews and has a (currently) very superficial look at choosing a job that matches your personality.
At this Stage, it is important to know who to ask for specialist advice on various vendor-specific Questions.
For Oracle, a very highly-respected authority is Tom Kyte, the author of the Ask Tom Web Site.
Another respected Expert is Don Burleson.
Finally, here is a link to a number of very interesting articles on Getting a DBA job, how to get an Oracle DBA job
and how to get a job at Oracle.