Looking for a new job? Tell Github.

If you are a proud owner of a Github account (free or paid) and are looking for a new job, it might be in your best interest to let Github know you are looking for a new job. This will let potential employers know you are interested in being contacted about opportunities, and will also flag your account in search results for third-party Github crawlers.

By default, Github doesn't know you are looking for a new job, so you will need to update your profile manually. Luckily for you, it is extremely simple to do (no surprise there) and can be accomplished through your Github profile page.

  1. Log in to Github
  2. Click "Account Settings" on the top-right of the page.
  3. You should be on the Main Profile tab.
  4. Click the "available for hire" check-box in the Jobs Profile section
  5. Optional: fill out your bio
  6. Save
I have also attached a screen-shot for your convenience.

Edit your Github profile to let people know you are looking for a new job

Remember, that companies that are forward-thinking enough to search for potential candidates on Github are also more likely to not mass-spam-email anyone who has ever taken a programming class when trying to fill a position. Chances are, these companies will be more interested in creating a relationship with a talented developer (you) and, chances are, these are exactly the type of companies you want to be working for.

Oh, and while you're at it, you should put your GitCV profile on your resume for an extra dash of awesomeness!
Happy Hunting.

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