My "online name" is, universally, OverLordGoldDragon. It bears a long history of associated accounts, including some relevant to my future job prospects - like StackExchange and Github. I additionally host a site, DragonNotes.org, where I summarize/explain academic material with own words, diagrams, and animations - and its footer has my online name on it.
The three (SE, Git, DN) serve fine illustrations of my technical and communicative skills - however, we humans aren't always objective. Some decades back, I'd be ridiculed for my name by society, and a job would be out of question. The question is - how different is it now? In particular, in STEM industries - software engineering/development. The matter's two-fold:
- (1) How are my employment odds affected? -- Basically, the HR - getting past an interview, getting an interview
- (2) How are my workplace relations affected? -- Should I expect to be disadvantaged in negotiations (wage, benefits, workload...)? Do I appear "less controllable", hence less desirable as an employee?