Personal Branding, GitHub, and Coding Labs on Technical Resumes

Recently, our founder, Davis Jones, worked with a guy named Donovan. He is a developer and somebody who is enrolled in Eazl’s Career Hacking Masterclass. Donovan sent us his resume and it looked really good, but one thing that we noticed is that there could an improvement to the way that you use your personal information at the top of the template.

This blog is especially relevant for people who are in relatively technical roles. You will notice that, at the top of the template, you have these links like your Linkedin profile, your telephone number, etc. Donovan has this great website where she shows off the stuff that he has built, which is exactly what Nick Livingston, who is a former technical recruiter and now the co-founder of Hornit, told us when he was interviewed for the Career Hacking course. Make sure that you check out that interview if you haven’t already seen it.

Basically, what you can do is, in addition to –or maybe instead of your LinkedIn profile– you might want to do things on your technical resume like put your GitHub link or maybe your personal website. But, here is a hack for you: rather than titling it “Personal Website”, title it something like “Donovan’s Coding Labs” because, if the recruiter’s eyes scan over to this contact information section of your resume first, you’re going to be more positioned in their minds as a coder.

They’re going say, “Man, this guy’s got a coding lab? That’s exactly the kind of candidate that we want.” Or, “This girl’s got a coding lab?”

You want to make sure that you are positioning yourself throughout your resume, but especially on the top as a developer.

Do you have any questions? If you do, let me know in the comments or submit your hacks for your technical resume.

Ludell Jones

Ludell Jones

Co-Owner & Marketing Director at Eazl
5 years of small business and entrepreneurship experience. 9 years of marketing experience. Loves community development through ethical business practices and well being/positive psychology research. Located in Chicago.
Ludell Jones



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