Four people are coming in today to interview for a position on my team. The requirements are heavy C#/WinForms experience, architectural skills, and a small understanding of finance. In my old job, I probably interviewed at least 100 people for 2 similar positions, and we could not get a decent hit. The client ended up hiring a .NET superstar away from one of the Wall Street brokerage houses.
One of the main problems is that recruiters will doctor a candidate's resume so that it appears that they have WinForms experience. So, a typical line on a candidate's resume will read something like this:
I did an entire web-based .NET application using C# and WinForms.
With the advent of websites like www.techinterviews.com, everyone knows the standard .NET questions. I would like to hear what your favorite .NET, C#, and architecture questions are. Feel free to post a comment.