How important is Github profile?

Verizon / Eng ComTruis3
May 2 18 Comments

Curious how important a Github profile is when starting to apply to the top tier companies. I have one or two simple apps on there but nothing complex or fancy. Wondering if it matters when resume is submitted.

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TOP 18 Comments
  • Oracle vTc43x
    Nobody cares. Nobody looks.
    May 2 0
  • Amazon / Eng powow
    Not at all
    May 2 0
  • Tesla AutopiIot
    Once in a while a recruiter or your interviewer may look at your Github profile. It’s a plus if it’s impressive, doesn’t dock you any points if it isn’t
    May 2 0
  • Google tormun_d
    Just edit readme.md and push a ton of commits in private repositories
    May 2 2
    • eBay tc chaser
      This guy pushes
      May 2
    • This google guy is so dumb, there is a script for it
      May 3
  • eBay tc chaser
    Moar stars = max tc
    May 2 1
    • New / Eng rksh
      Or more repositories or forks
      May 2
  • Twitch NoTurbo
    Not really. Delete what you really don’t want people to see though.
    May 2 1
  • Google FranzLiszt
    its mere existence matters if you want to pass auto resume screening HR robots
    May 2 0
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    I look sometimes, if I’m on the fence with a candidate’s resume. Or, if they list their portfolio on their resume and have some interesting projects.
    May 3 0
  • Microsoft unfanged
    It can help as a signal that you code in your spare time. Though most don’t check.
    May 3 0
  • Microsoft / Eng sonofa🍑
    It's important in mainly two cases:

    - you're a graduating student/junior dev
    - you're applying for a job, which requires something that your current job doesn't cover, but GitHub does.
    May 2 0
  • Google coolguy00
    GitHub? what is that? but on a more serious note, not really.
    May 2 3