re: New Dev? Job-Hunting? Avoid These GitHub Mistakes! VIEW POST

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Have two GitHub accounts

I find that a dishonest practice. I know how the sausage gets made, when I enter a butcher which is open for business, and it's squeaky clean, I know something is amiss.

Failing is part software development, it is how you get experience and grow. I expect to see failed/unfinished projects. Not finishing personal projects is not a bad thing. You should be able to explain why you abandoned a personal project, generally this would be something like "I lost interest because I found a some other technology I was more interested in."

Of course if all you have to show is projects which you only spend a few days on before abandoning them it doesn't paint a good picture.

 

I think some hiring managers also just look at the github activity, in which case having a clean account doesn't really help.

 

This makes sense to me too; alright I think my second GitHub account tip has made enough waves to be revised or removed lol! Thanks for your comment!

 

thanks for your comment Michiel! I'll amend that paragraph soon to reflect the fact that I do not mean that one should misrepresent themselves, or project an image of perfection. It's simply an option; if you're like me and have dozens of repos, the work you'd like to be judged on can get lost in the mix. Thanks again!

 

if you're like me and have dozens of repos, the work you'd like to be judged on can get lost in the mix.

That is a good point. But wouldn't it then be better to create a personal GitHub page where you highlight your favorite personal repos, for resumé sake.

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