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I'm not sure if this question belongs here, how ever it is related with Stackoverflow (and me).

Recently, I had a chance to talk with Team manager in mobile company which name is irrelevant. He was asking me what I do, what do I study etc. I showed him some of my applications and he offered me to send him my CV or résumé ASAP.

I'm writing my CV right now. I have a paragraph where I state my contributions and projects, I wonder would it be good idea if I add my contribution towards StackOverflow community I do in free time? Would I exaggerate things? Will that information be relevant, regardless of my point of view and reckoning towards it?

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We covered this in detail here and here on Programmers SE. I'll copy my own answer to the first question below.


It Depends

When I was looking for a job a [few months] ago, I didn't put a link to SO on my resume, but I did mention that I participate on SO and added a link to my blog that contains the SO "flair" on the About page. At that point I had about 3000 rep.

I wouldn't try to leverage rep, but I would leverage intelligent participation. If you act like a moron on SO and draw attention to it, that's obviously a bad move. But if you say "hey, I participate on this dedicated Q&A site" and you have been giving good answers and asking smart questions, it can work in your favour as it shows passion for your work and fellow developers.

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