I’m expecting my current project @ Ypto to end around the 31st of March. Nothing unusual off course, it merely means I’ll have to look for something new.
I started looking early January this year, through a company called Talencia Consulting I was offered a project for Partena in Brussels. I didn’t get a lot of information, only the following -rather vague – job description:
- ASP .NET
- Web services
It still sounded interesting, so I allowed them to present my CV to the client.
Feedback came the very same day, the client wanted to meet me asap. I agreed for an interview 2 days later.
I was given an address, and basically told to meet Talencia’s account manager (Ilyesse Maouan) 15 minutes beforehand. He would brief me a bit more in detail, after which I would have a chat with Partena’s ICT Solution Architect Eric Van Coillie and then take a written technical test.
The test consisted of 15 questions, most of them being logic & coding questions, designed to “test” your basic understanding of .NET/C#. Personally, I believe tests like that to be a complete waste of time, but unfortunately in this line of work…
I believe in coming prepared, I always do research on both the company and on the people, I’m expected to meet. I’ve been playing around with the idea of doing the same with the tests.
What I have in mind isn’t complicated. Instead of writing things down in my little black book I’ll blog about my experiences and the questions I was asked to answer.
Talking about things is said to be therapeutically, and with some luck I’ll get some useful feedback on what was asked & answered…
As I already said, the written test consisted of 15 questions, 10 of them were organized around 2 code samples.
Today I’m starting with the easiest of the two. J A couple of .NET questions regarding a basic console application.
Given the following code:
- How come we can use the method AddOneToSomethingPrefix without having to instantiate the class MainClass?
- What is the output generated by the Main method?
I’ll add my answers and the other questions later…