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Not necessarily something I need as a user, but something I see as valuable to folks looking to hire via Careers 2.0.

Similar to how tag summaries are shown when searched for during the tagging of a StackOverflow post, why not provide those same tooltips on hover?

Potential benefits I see include:

  • Help recruiters / employers who might not be familiar with the technology.
  • Gives candidates a leg-up who may have similar or complex experience in an unfamiliar technology by highlighting what the technology does.
  • Encourage candidates to use more accurate and meaningful tags
  • Encourage the expansion of the tag library with technologies that might not be discussed often on SO.
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The problem with this idea (and it's not a bad idea!) is that the tags shown on careers are links, but they don't link to the same destination tags do on SO.

That is:

  • On SO, the tag links to

  • On Careers, if I'm searching for employees, the javascript link goes to[javascript]. That is, if I'm looking at Jason Punyon's CV, the javascript tag link goes to[javascript].

  • On Careers, if I'm searching for jobs, the javascript link goes to

Having all three display the same popover would, to me, imply that they all go to the tag wiki—and on Careers, they don't.

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