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

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re: When I (freelance) work for a client that doesn't use github as their remote, I get no history. When (most of the time!) their repos are private, y...
 

Not entirely true. You can choose to show private activity. This is useful for people seeing how often you are active, whether or not you participate in code reviews, etc.

Personally if I’m looking at a resume, I won’t discount people with non-super-active github profiles, but ones with it stand out.

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