Can job seekers use reputation earned on Stack Overflow on their resumes? This could show employers that candidates they're considering hiring have good reputations in a community. It would also allow them to validate some of the answers posted by candidates, to gauge their depth of knowledge.
My answer from SO got posted, but I'll repost here for ease:
This question's been asked on meta previously (here). The general consensus is that unless you're a serious contributor and would be recognized by recruiters that have only slight to mild participation on SO, it seems like you're trying to pad your resume. It differs by situation, though