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Eamonn Cottrell
Eamonn Cottrell

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How to Generate a Resume from GitHub

Solution

Stop sweating a project resume. This tool automatically organizes your GitHub projects into a tight, shareable PDF.

A service that creates a rsum based on your GitHub repos/activity.

from GitHub Resume README

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Problem

Why use this? Resumes are terrible for everyone, and a pain to write. This will not replace a comprehensive resume, but it could be used to quickly generate a project-based list of your body of work on GitHub to easily share with a hiring manager before interviewing.

How to Use

I came across this from a post on LinkedIn yesterday, and was impressed at the simplicity and genius of the project.

  1. Star the repository
  2. Your resume will be viewable at: https://resume.github.io/?yourusername

That's it. It took mine a few minutes to become available after starring.

sieis-github-resume

Not Perfect

Of course, this isn't perfect. There's zero control over how it looks and what is listed. But it's not supposed to replace a well documented, concise resume. This is fantastic for organizing your otherwise chaotic GitHub projects.

Hope that's helpful 👋

I thought this was very cool, and I hope you find use for it. Share it with others!

Come say hey to me over on Twitter, and I hope you have a great one!

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