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Execs place the highest value on GitHub and personal projects

Companies are looking at GitHub and projects to supplement resumes and evaluate skills better. When we filtered the data by roles, we found that those in a C-level positions, including founders, CTOs and VPs, valued GitHub projects more than years of experience. Prestige of degree dropped even further in importance for these folks.

This could be attributed to the fact that by the time candidates meet execs, they’ve gotten to a point in the hiring process where interviewers are no longer looking for resume qualifiers. Most of the time, these C-level execs have recruiters or another teammate focus on resume-based proxies. When developers meet with C-level folks, there’s more time to evaluate proven skills based on projects, previous work, and portfolios.

 

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Sachin

Hi there! I'm Sachin and I run the Career Central Podcast! I started it off because I myself wasn't too sure about what I wanted to do. I realized a ton of my friends had the same problem, and so decided to broadcast interviews with eminent people. This way, students can learn from an insider's perspective and make informed decisions.

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