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Elliot Mangini
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5 Ways To Optimize Your GitHub For Potential Employers

When it comes to making a great first impression on potential employers, your GitHub profile is one of the most important places to start.

Here are a few simple tips to make sure your profile is optimized and ready to show off your skills:

profile picture and name

1. Use a professional username and profile photo.

Your username is the first thing employers will see, so make sure it’s something professional and easy to remember. Same goes for your profile photo – choose something that looks like you and that you’d feel comfortable using on a business card or in an email signature.

2. Fill out your profile bio.

This is your chance to tell employers a little bit about yourself, your skills, and your experience. Be sure to include relevant keywords so that employers can easily find you when they’re searching for candidates. I just went ahead and used the tagline from my LinkedIn!

profile bio

3. Highlight your best work.

Make sure your most impressive work is front and center on your profile. If you have any public repositories, be sure to link to them from your profile so employers can see your code in action.

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4. Keep your repositories clean and organized.

Employers will be looking at your repositories as well, so it’s important to keep them clean, organized, and up-to-date. If you have any outdated or unused repositories, consider deleting them or making them private.

5. Stay active.

public repos

Employers will also be looking at your activity to see how engaged you are with the community. Be sure to keep your profile updated with your latest work and contributions.

By following these simple tips, you can be sure that your GitHub profile is making the best possible impression on potential employers. So take some time to update your profile today and you could be one step closer to landing your dream job.

Hope this helps someone and thanks for stopping by!

-This entire blog post was written by AI in about 12 seconds.

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