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n the 2020s, linkedin.com may replace CVs. This professional social network has Monthly Active Users (MAU) of 300+ million, and the largest age group of members is people aged 30-39 (30,1%). For developers and data scientists, this site is a great platform to share their successes. That's why today, we're going to talk about two ways on how to add GitHub to LinkedIn.

The first way on how to add GitHub to LinkedIn

If you have an account on github.com with the results of your work, you shouldn't hide it from the world. I recommend you attach a link to your profile or the best repository to the LinkedIn account. Maybe even multiple repositories. Below, I'll tell you about the first method, how to add GitHub to LinkedIn in a few simple steps.

Typically, it's on repos that people are interested in adding links. For that reason, I'm going to start with this particular method. However, it would be best to keep in mind that besides repositories on linkedin.com, you can also easily share your account URL. So, other people can explore the results of all your work on their own.

Step 1

The first thing you should do is sign in to a LinkedIn profile. Then scroll down to the Featured section. This section is right after the About section, so it's easy to find on the web page. 

The LI Homepage
The LI Homepage

Step 2

Once you've scrolled down to the Featured section, look for the plus icon on the right. Click on this one, and wait until you see a drop-down list with several options appear.

The Featured section
The Featured section
The LI plus button
The LI plus button

Step 3

For proper following instructions on how to add GitHub to LinkedIn, select the Links tab from the list of available options.

The LI drop-down list
The LI drop-down list

Step 4

Right after you press on this link, you will see a new pop-up window. There will be just one empty box in it. Here is where you have to copy a link to your GitHub (GH) repo. As soon as you have pasted the necessary URL into the empty box, you need to click on the Add button.

The link adding
The link adding
Note: I am not a programmer or data scientist, so I took a repository from the public domain for these instructions. You had better not do that unless you are the creator and developer of a particular tool.

Step 5

If everything is done correctly, a new pop-up window will appear for you. In it, you can type the Title for your repository and share a brief description. If you want to stand out from other developers, make sure you tell people more about what the tool is, what its purpose is, and so on. Next, click the Save button.

The link adding 2
The link adding 2

Step 6

After the actions described above, there will be another block in the Featured section. The name of the repository and the description for it will be displayed right below the picture. 

The result
The result
Note: Because I used another person's repo, I could not change the picture, and it was downloaded from the website automatically. I recommend that before you follow this how to add GitHub to LinkedIn instruction, you first attach individual images for the repositories. It will make your profile on the website attractive and make it stand out from other jobseekers.

Step 7

If you click the pencil image in the top-right corner of the Featured section, you can edit descriptions and repos' names. You can also delete and add web pages with a single click here.

The field changing
The field changing

That's it, and now you know exactly how to add GitHub to LinkedIn in minutes. Next, however, we'll look at a method that comes in handy for adding a link to your GitHub account on linkedin.com. It is pretty useful when you want to let other people have access to all your work.

The second way on how to add GitHub to LinkedIn

If you don't need to attach a repository, you can follow my other recommendations. Below, I'll talk about how to add GitHub to LinkedIn in 4 steps. In this case, you will put the URL of the account, not a specific repo, on your page. It's beneficial for those with many repositories and achievements to display in their LinkedIn account.

Step 1

On your profile page, find the Contact info link. If you didn't notice it immediately, it's right under your avatar and highlighted in bright blue.

Step 2

Once you press on the Contact info link, a pop-up window opens on the page. There you can edit your contact information and add new sections. To share a GitHub account, click on the pencil image at the top right.

The contact's info field
The contact's info field

Step 3

If everything is done well, another window will open. Here you can edit the information and enter any contacts you want. Under the Profile URL, you will see the Add website option. Click on this one. Right after this action, you will see a new empty field.

Editing contact's info field
Editing contact's info field
Editing contact's info field 2
Editing contact's info field 2

Step 4 

In the Website URL field, you can copy the link to your account. The main thing is to put Other instead of Personal in the empty row on the right. To achieve this, click on this row and pick the necessary option from the drop-down list. Then click the Save button.

With my detailed instructions and screenshots, you no longer have to puzzle over how to add GitHub to LinkedIn. You can complete this action for a few minutes and enjoy the result for a long time.

FAQ

How do I add LinkedIn and GitHub to my resume?

You can insert hyperlinks to your accounts in your CV and send your resume to a future employer. The downside of such a solution is you will have to write and fill in all the fields yourself. However, there is a much more convenient way to do this using the LinkedIn website. Just put a link to your GH (I describe more in my instructions above). After that, find the More button under your photo, press on it, and select the Build a resume option. Then choose the Create from profile option in the pop-up window. Once you're on the generated CV page, there will be links to LinkedIn and GitHub profiles at the very top.

Why do the added GH repositories look bad on the page?

If you want repositories in the Featured section to look good, you need to think beforehand. Otherwise, the page will automatically generate an image for this block. As a rule, the cover for the link will be the main picture of your profile. It will make all added repos look unpresentable. Before following my recommendations on how to add GitHub to LinkedIn, first, attach images to each repository on GitHub. Preview images on the site can be set up as follows: go to Settings, select the Social preview section, and press Edit. Do this for all the repositories you want to attach to linkedin.com.


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