10. September 2010 13:44
After interviewing approximently 30 applicant's for mid-level to senior level ASP.NET positions, nearly all cannot answer the following two questions:
- Describe the following access modifiers:
- What is the difference between an ASP.NET Literal control and a Label control
If they answer one of the two questions above, we bring them in for a more in-depth test and then subsequent interviews if they get a passsing score on the test. The first question is among the most basic of questions you can ask someone regarding the language we use, C#. The other is a simple question regarding the output of two ASP.NET WebForms controls...note that the average applicant has multiple years experiance (per their resume) on the WebForms platform. Also, before you say "why aren't you using MVC?", that statement is irrelevent to the questions.
Would you believe 1 in 10 developers (that I interviewed) cannot answer both questions? Sad, really...