I was listening to the SitePoint Podcast where they were talking to the founder of GitHub. One thing that really intrigued me was that they were talking about how they would prefer to hire somebody based on quality coding work on GitHub over a resume.
It would be great if quality work on SE sites, where reputation is known and trusted, could lead to something outside of the site itself.
For instance, have you heard of someone getting a job by using one of the SE sites? If not, could you see employers one day using SE sites as part of the hiring process?