I saw that there's a lot of Stack Exchange sites, each one that evolves around a certain study subject, a lot of experienced users on these sites can gain reputation by showing off and helping people with their knowledge about that specific subject.

So I was wondering, would it be a good idea to mention in my resume/CV the reputation in those Stack Exchange sites if its related to the area Im applying?

Could this mention be used as a diferential or it would be something bad seen and interpreted as a "filler" on my resume?

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    If I would someone see mention he has a 100k rep on stackoverflow I would wonder as employer where he gets the time to get that much rep.
    – Pieter B
    May 30, 2017 at 16:23

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I, personally, would not mention something like reputation points in a resume/CV. While it shows that you have a large interested in a specific field, I think using the resume space on other things would do you more benefit. It could potentially be seen a filler, as you suggested. It would really depend on the hiring manager and company you are applying to.

While contributing is fulfilling to a degree (hence why I'm here), I don't know if it will give any added bonus to a competitive hiring process.

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