A tonne of programming jobs today don’t require a degree in computer science.
What matters not is a resume of where you worked and which college you went to. What matters more is your github profile and how well you can solve that company’s coding challenge. All employers care about is if you can write good code.
In the past, we relied on signals and certificates for judging if somebody was worth hiring. Today, it is easy for us showcase our work and for our employers to see what we’ve built.
And this is not restricted to code on a github repository. As a subject matter expert in any topic, where are your articles? Where have you volunteered your expertise? In how many conferences have you spoken? Who can give you good references? Where is your body of work?
Our professional success increasingly depends on what we have created and shared with the world. When are you going to show your work?