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

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I like doing this but not as a requirement. Basically, if you have a project on GitHub, I can bring it up at your interview and ask you things like:

  • Why did you go with this arcitecture? Did it end up being ideal and could you have done it another way?

  • This code looks really interesting, can you explain it to me?

Especially when I interview senior developers it's helpful to know how well they can explain a concept to a stranger as that's a big part of their job.

But a GitHub account is never a requirement. It simply helps steer the interview.

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