CodersRank wears many hats. You can use it for a lot of things depending on what you’re trying to achieve. It can be a hosting service for your aggregated developer profile, a recruiting tool, a social network, ranking algorithm, and more.

In short, you can use CodersRank to tell your developer journey.

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According to our friends in the developer community, there are gaps in how well LinkedIn as a product resonates with designers and software developers. One of the reasons for this is LinkedIn’s impersonal recruiting process.

Most tech professionals today are not just looking for a job that pays the bills. They want to work with companies that share the same vision and values. Companies with great work cultures that prioritize the well-being of their employees. And LinkedIn’s spray-and-pray recruiting system isn’t optimized for that.

This is where CodersRank comes in.

If you want to showcase your developer journey and experience, register your developer profile on CodersRank. Guess what? It’s completely free forever.


Table of contents

  1. Showcase your experience as a developer
  2. Use CodersRank to find work
  3. Replace your personal website OR add widgets to it
  4. Monitor your progress as a professional
  5. Get inspired & join the friendly competition with peers
  6. Boost your company’s profile
  7. Be a part of a community

1. Showcase your experience as a developer

CodersRank is a great place to display your programming experience and technical skills. The platform helps you show off the amazing projects you’ve helped bring to life. CodersRank collects all your projects and activities stored across repositories and major coding sides to create a comprehensive developer profile.

If you’re a job-seeker, this means no multiple back-and-forth needed with tech recruiters. They can just go through your CodersRank profile and get a detailed overview of your technical capabilities.

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Your profile can help you illustrate what programming languages you’re most skilled in and the tech stack you prefer. It can also showcase the frameworks you specialize in and the interesting work you’re doing.

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You don’t have to worry about updating your resume or portfolio page with every new accomplishment or experience you gain. All you have to do is focus on your daily work. Keep committing code to your repositories and sharing information on your connected developer accounts. Your profile will be automatically updated to reflect your progress.*

You can include other information on your dev profile like your work history, educational background, and certifications by inputting them manually. To save yourself this trouble, you can import your data straight from LinkedIn.

This extra information can create a more robust picture of your work experience that’ll keep recruiters engaged. It’ll also provide them with more in-depth knowledge of the positions you’ve held and how you performed in these roles. Basically your CodersRank profile will do the marketing for you.

If you’re not a job-seeker, then it’s a great way to keep track of your professional trajectory (see more on this in #4).

*As long as you log in to CodersRank every two weeks or so. If you don’t, that’s okay, too, there’s a button to do a manual update if needed (on the Tech Profile tab, under Scores & Badges section).

What about NDAs?

You can also add NDA-bound projects. We designed a system that is transparent and secure. Whether you write public or private code we have you covered. Security and privacy is our main concern. For example, data collected from repositories are obfuscated. Usernames, emails and even filenames are hashed. On your profile, CodersRank only features the technologies used.

2. Use CodersRank to find work

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Job-status selector on CodersRank

You can also use CodersRank to find work. How? In our spare time, we play matchmakers.

All you need to do is set your profile status to:

  • Actively looking for a job (active job-seeker)
  • Not looking but open to offers (passive job-seeker)

This way, you can get into our recruiter partners’ searches at any given time. In order to up your chances, make sure to have a full profile. You have the opportunity to showcase yourself as an attractive candidate by providing details about your:

  • Work experiences
  • Portfolio
  • Projects
  • Languages you DO and DO NOT want to work with
  • Preferred company size
  • …and many more

You may be asking: “isn’t this just like LinkedIn but with more steps?”

The answer is: no, it’s better and with LESS steps. You can actually import the most important sections from your LinkedIn page to fill up your CodersRank profile. Plus, as opposed to LinkedIn’s platform, here you can opt to NOT be included in the job-seekers group.

Show us when LinkedIn can do the same WITH this many dev-specific features. We’ll wait.

3. Replace your personal website OR add widgets to it

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via my CodersRank profile

Having a public-facing portfolio website can be a valuable asset to your developer career. It’ll make it easier for potential employers to get a sense of your overall experience. They can simply check out the skills and projects you list on your site to gauge your talent.

The question of whether software developers need or should have a personal website is hotly debated. When we asked developers on our Slack, Dev.to, and Reddit pages to share their opinions on the subject, most of them admitted to not having time to create their own website.

However, they still wanted a professional and dev-specific way to represent themselves and tell their developer story.

CodersRank can serve as a replacement for your personal website. Your CodersRank profile does everything that a dev’s website would do and more. It showcases your skills, experiences, projects, and personal brand in one place. It acts as a digital portfolio of your work and identity. Our platform presents your capabilities using visual formats that you and potential employers can easily understand.

With CodersRank, you don’t have to worry about building your portfolio website from scratch. Constantly updating your site with new information about your work will be a thing of the past. Your CodersRank profile will always be up-to-date, so you can focus on learning new things, refining your skills, and slinging code.

How to use the CodersRank widget catalog

These widgets can give people an instant, visual representation of who you are as a developer. So you’ll no longer have to write long paragraphs to describe your skills and experiences.

The following sleek, customizable widgets can be added to your website, GitHub profile, blog, etc., to establish your authority in a specific tech field.

  • Work experience widget — Highlight your work history and coding-related achievements on any platform of your choice with this nifty widget.
  • Skills chart widget — This showcases how your skills and mastery of different languages have improved over the years.
  • Portfolio widget — Display your best work. Highlight the languages or tech stacks you specialize in or used to complete a project in a developer-friendly format.
  • Summary widget — This one gives a quick view of your expertise as a programmer.
  • Education widget — This widget can be embedded on any page. It lists the schools you attended and the certificates you’ve acquired.
  • Activity widget — Show off what you’ve been up to recently. Use this widget to pull data from your public and private repositories.

We introduced the widgets here. You can find the widget documentation here.

4. Monitor your progress as a professional

As a developer, you can’t afford to rest on your oars. You have to keep learning, practicing, improving your skill, and coming up with new ways to solve problems.

But here’s the thing that most people forget.

Without keeping track of your experience and career journey, you won’t be able to measure your skills and knowledge. Or tell how well you’re progressing as a developer.

This is another area where CodersRank can be put to good use. For example, Denis Rasulev, uses CodersRank as a monitoring tool.

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From Denis Rasulev’s profile

There are many reasons why monitoring your progress as a developer is vital. It allows you to easily spot the languages, frameworks, or tech stacks that you use more frequently. As a result, you can quickly discover what to specialize in. So instead of being a Jack of many trades, you can become a master of a few. And then focus on making a name for yourself in those fields.

Tracking your progress will also give you a high-level view of your experience. CodersRank uses charts to depict your skill level and work experience over the years. This way, you can get an instant assessment of how much you’ve accomplished within a certain period.

For example, the skills segment of your profile does not only shows your level of expertise. It also highlights your preferred languages or technologies. You can learn more about your habits and overall preferences at a glance.

This knowledge will help you make informed career decisions. In addition, you’ll discover how to unlock your full potential, and become an expert developer.

5. Get inspired & join the friendly competition with peers

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CodersRank Leaderboard

Software development is one of the most competitive industries in the world. The best developers are curious creatures who are driven by the desire to be at the top of their game.

CodersRank makes it easier for you to keep your finger on the pulse and stay ahead of the competition. A simple search can tell you what your peers are doing and how they’re doing it.

You can compare your technical skills and experiences with those of your friends and colleagues. Or see how you measure up to tens of thousands of developers around the world.

Related: see the growing list of interesting developer profiles & add yours to inspire

Seeing the professional moves that fellow programmers are making can inspire you to greatness. At the very least, it’ll push you to work harder at improving your skills.

Developers who rank at the top are more likely to be bombarded with offers. Even when they aren’t actively or passively looking for a new job. At that point, your talent does all the speaking for you. You won’t need to convince potential employers that you’re one of the best. Your profile will proudly proclaim the depth of your talent.

For instance, Dmytro Gladkyi is in the top 1% of Dart and Smalltalk developers on CodersRank.

Knowing where you rank among your peers can enable you to find a personalized way to better your skills, grow as a programmer, and compete globally.

6. Boost your company’s profile

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More and more companies are using CodersRank as part of their marketing tactic. This is because they’ve discovered that it can help boost their online presence and attract new clients. It’s a great way for them to showcase their strengths to their clients and customers.

After AE Studio hired top-ranking developers from CodersRank, their profile soared to the number one spot on our rankings page.

Such a boost to your company’s profile tells other developers that your organization is worth working for. This will ultimately make future recruitment a breeze for your org.

CodersRank makes it easy to tell your organization’s story in an authentic way. It helps to promote your company’s benefits and highlight the excellent work you do as a team. Ultimately, this will help your company score new customers and convince them you’re worth doing business with.

7. Be a part of a community

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CodersRank provides a chance for developers to connect with like-minded individuals who believe in the importance of experience-based evaluation. You can collaborate with other software engineers, and engage in in-depth discussions centered around your careers and the tech ecosystem.

If there’s an opinion you’d like to air, you’re welcome to share it on our community forum. Feel free to start conversations you want other developers to contribute their two cents to.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a newbie developer or a seasoned expert. You can share your ideas and engage with our staff. Learn new techniques and help educate other members of our dev community. 

At the moment, our community “headquarters” are on our Slack channel. The channel is open to all regardless of skill level or expertise. You’ll get the chance to build relationships with other developers you may not have worked with or met otherwise.

We also just started a forum! Join us there and be a part of a welcoming dev community at its infancy.

Get more out of CodersRank

There you have it: amazing and creative ways you can put CodersRank to good use. We hope this gives you a better idea of what our platform offers.

Remember that companies are not just looking for anyone to fill their positions. They want developers who can think critically and come up with creative solutions to real-world problems. If your CodersRank profile shows that you’re that person, you’ll get better job offers.

Are there any other use cases we forgot about? We take our community’s feedback to heart and we’re always ready to improve. So if you have any ideas for what you’d like to see on our platform, let us know.

Ready to create the ultimate developer profile and take your career to the next level? Register on CodersRank to get started or invite a friend if you’re already a member.

Teasers 

We’re excited to announce that a new version (v1.2.0) of the multi repo extractor has been released. This means you can now import your data from multiple repositories more efficiently. 

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CTO & founder of @CodersRank, the very same website you are looking at. Back-end developer, father, sports man, author of an e-book and audiobook, creator of an online interview platform. Avid gamer when time allows. | CodersRank: Our goal is supporting CODERS growth by their always up to date, professional CodersRank profile.

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