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General Discussion

Nathan Bennett
Nathan Bennett
1,536 Points

Best way to put Treehouse achievements on a resume

Curious how ya'll are documenting your treehouse experience and achievements on your resumes.

6 Answers

Manuel Corazzari
Manuel Corazzari
13,514 Points

hi Nathan! I am sure there is a way to describe your experience as a treehouse student on paper, but another way is putting your knowledge into projects and using them into your portfolio as you learned! I am feeling more confident today than three months ago, I can't to hear other peoples ideas! Also a class on putting a resume together will be nice too!

Dan Gorgone
Dan Gorgone
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hi Manuel Corazzari - check out Careers Foundations and there should be some great tips from Pasan Premaratne in there specifically about great resumes.

Devin Gray
Devin Gray
39,261 Points

I've seen this asked a few times. For me I like to put the link to my profile on my resume. Some just name the hardest courses they've passed here and list them as "additional courses" taken outside of a traditional college or university. Also I've seen one or two plugins on github that if you have your own personal site you can add this plugin and it will automatically display your newest badges that you've earned.

But for me, just post the link to my profile and name some course.

Hi Nathan - I used to list them out under a Badges sidebar on the resume with the points and skill associated such as JavaScript (350pts), CSS (1000pts) etc... but because people really have no context on that value now I will just send a link to my profile if people are interested in continuing education stats.

Focus on sending some github samples of code (or forum contests) as well. In general employers put more weight toward applying what you learn.


Dan Gorgone
Dan Gorgone
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hi Nathan Bennett - I'll offer some advice - hopefully it will help!

One thing you see often in job openings is a bullet list of tech concepts or keywords that relate to the job in question. Here's one from an Authentic Jobs listing:

You should be able to work with the following tech:

  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • jQuery
  • Sass
  • Grunt
  • Git
  • familiarity with PHP is a plus

And here's another from a DICE.com listing:


  • 3+ years working on internet projects and software applications
  • 3+ years experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript/Jquery, and responsive design
  • Degree in Computer Science or applicable work experience
  • Experience and understanding of ASP.NET, C#, PHP, or SQL technologies is a plus
  • Experience with content management systems such as open text, WordPress, or WEM8.5/Vignette 7.6 would be a plus

One way you can include your Treehouse course experience is to follow this template. You can create a section for the TH courses and topics you've completed, and it would be wise to describe them in detail as not everyone will understand what our course names refer to. I might also recommend starting with your strongest subject, as emphasizing the topics you're interested in will resonate with the prospective employer. For example:

Treehouse Coursework - completed at teamtreehouse.com (include a link here!)

  • CSS: CSS3 including selectors, gradients, transitions, more; Frameworks including Bootstrap 3; Sass basics
  • WordPress: including installation, building a custom theme, building a custom plugin, BuddyPress
  • HTML: includes basics, accessibility, HTML5

That's sort of an editorialized version of what a student might have completed. Again, it doesn't refer to specific course names to describe it, but includes a lot of the concepts or tech that hiring managers or recruiters will be searching for.

Just keep in mind: if there's something specific on your resume that you feel will get you a job, you should highlight it. Bring it up, bold it, do something to make it noticeable. If that includes your Treehouse course experience, be prepared to explain why it has prepared you so well, explain the hours you spent, the projects you've built, the concepts you are stronger in now, and so on.

There is no one way for everyone to refer to this experience, but these ideas should give you an idea on where to start.

On Coderbits they collect all your achievements from various sites (Treehouse, Codecademy, Code School and much more) and put them together in shiny pie charts. I just put that link on my resume: https://coderbits.com/RoryGilmore

peyton caseria
peyton caseria
Courses Plus Student 12,281 Points

none of this stuff exists anymore, what is going on here?