"Traditional resumes, with their emphasis on titles and pedigree, do a terrible job of conveying what a developer can do," said Stack Overflow VP Jay Hanlon. "Developers are makers. You wouldn't hire a designer based on static words on a page, so why hire a developer that way? The goal of Developer Story is to let developers share whatever it is that best conveys their skills, so we can match them with the companies that need them."
According the 2016 Stack Overflow Developer Survey, only 15 percent of developers are actively looking for a new job, but another 63 percent are open to opportunities. While Developer Story is a feature for developers on Stack Overflow to show who they are and what they've accomplished, Developer Story is also a huge benefit to recruiters and hiring managers who are looking to find the right talent for their openings. Companies can now assess skills and knowledge in a more concrete and effective venue and approach developers with a better understanding of their offerings. Over time Developer Story can influence how companies tailor their search terms and language used in their job postings to mirror how developers discuss their own skill sets.
The Developer Story feature is available today, and Stack Overflow members can immediately begin adding content to their Developer Story. For additional information on how to use this newest feature, check out s.tk/story. This is your story – tell it your way.
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