re: Why do employers check job candidates' GitHub profiles? VIEW POST


It is indeed weak, but organizations need a way to justify expense. Look back to the 80s and 90s; when two candidates applied for the same role the one with college degree go it. Even if the non-degree person had experience.

GitHub is a way for organizations to see you actually do something; other than BS your way through the interview process (which is also broken, but that's another topic).

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