Ok so I send off my resume to a company who needs OO architects for certain projects. They mention C++ which, of course, is my primary language and so I think no biggie.
Now I get the questionaire back and they ask questions like whats the difference between an OO object vs. a class. I'm assuming they are talking about COM vs. a class - but to say that a class is not an OO object is a stretch in my mind.
Also stuff like knowing Java containers - but I'm not going for the Java stuff so of course I'm not going to know that. But if they want me to name some C++ STL containers no biggie.
I'm quite confused as to some of the other things like MVC or model view container, blah, blah, blah. Then they also ask what tools I'm familiar with as in debuggers and testing code. I dunno about you guys but I don't often use third party testing tools with my code. The ones that most IDE's provide suit my needs just fine. It's not that I couldn't figure out how to use the other ones, because it'd be a snap...but c'mon I don't know everything.
Perhaps companies need to clarify a bit more on what they really need instead of what they would like to have.
I can learn anything and if I don't know about something in computers it is not because of lack of understanding but lack of exposure.
Anyone else encounter this same stuff out there in the job market?
Perhaps I won't send it back, eh?