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- A new partnership between Pluralsight and Stack Overflow will allow developers to demonstrate their experience, career highlights, and technology expertise by displaying their Pluralsight IQ on their Stack Overflow Developer Story.
Want to show off your programming skills to employers and your peers? A new partnership between enterprise technology learning platform Pluralsight and online developer community Stack Overflow will allow developers to showcase their experience, career highlights, and technology expertise on their Stack Overflow Developer Story with a free tool called Pluralsight IQ.
While the hiring landscape for developers remains competitive, showcasing your skills on a major platform can potentially help you gain more attention and net a higher salary.
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Since first launching the tool on Pluralsight in September 2017, users have taken more than 700,000 Pluralsight IQ assessments, according to a press release.
"Pluralsight and Stack Overflow are both dedicated to helping developers learn, share their knowledge, and level up," Joel Spolsky, co-founder and CEO of Stack Overflow, said in the release. "Developers come to Pluralsight to develop core skills and then go to Stack Overflow for just-in-time knowledge. This collaboration makes it easy for developers to showcase their skills and advance their careers."
Pluralsight IQ represents the first and only third-party skills assessment hosted on Stack Overflow, the release noted. More than 60 assessments are currently available, and can help technologists better display their skills and enter the always-changing developer community.
Software development is a dynamic field, in which new programming languages, frameworks, and technologies may live and die within a few years. That being the case, developers need to constantly learn new skills to remain relevant. To learn which languages are most likely to help developers get a job in 2018, click here.
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Alison DeNisco Rayome is a Staff Writer for TechRepublic. She covers CXO, cybersecurity, and the convergence of tech and the workplace.