I observed someone the other day who had been offered a job to work on an application for a relative’s company.

The job involves working on an ASP.NET MVC web site.

They have no experience of C# or ASP.NET (or indeed ASP.NET MVC). Their only experience to date is with Java, oh and they’re a student with no commercial experience.

The question posed… “should I take the job?”.

  • Am I way out of my depth?
  • Should I decline the job?
  • I don’t think I’d be able to accomplish much as I have no experience in C#

My thoughts?

  • How do you know if you’re out of your depth if you’re not even in the swimming pool yet?
  • What do you stand to lose by taking the job? What might you gain?
  • How can you possibly know what’s possible before you’ve had a go?

Take the job, if you want to.

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