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If you are in the field of development or programming, an overwhelming majority of employers will check your GitHub profile when considering you as a candidate. Here is a great way to make your GitHub profile page stand out.
Github is a place where users can place private or public repositories of code, wikis, readme’s and files. If you are in the technology field, a github account is a must-have.
Many employers will take at least a quick look at your profile in GitHub. The standard GitHub profile page will look like the following:
You have a VERY small space in which to say anything about yourself. With an investment of about an hour, you can turn your GitHub profile into a decent advertisement for yourself:
Instead of the same dull boring stats about how many commits and pushes you’ve made to your repos, you can display what is essentially a mini resume including skills, links to documents and even graphics. In other words, anything that is supported by Markdown.
The first step is to create a repo in your account with EXACTLY the same name as your profile/account. In my case, I wanted to create an account of cmendla since my profile is https://github.com/cmendla .
When you create the repo:
The page will look similar to the following. Note the big green box telling you that you ‘found a secret’
Of course, there is no guarantee that this will enhance your job search. However, it is worthwhile considering:
One downside is that it is another profile that needs to be updated when you are updating your resumes and profiles.
Note that your standard GitHub Stats will be at the bottom of your profile page.
I’d like to thank https://dev.to/devster/how-to-make-your-github-profile-more-captivating-34p9 for the idea on enhancing my profile.
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