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I’m a developer and data scientist here at Treehouse.
We’re working hard to connect students with jobs. You will notice two new optional fields have been added to the profile edit screen.
The first is job title. This will allow you to enter your current job title to help communicate who you are to other students on your profile.
The second is income. Use the selector to choose the currency in which you receive your income. What is entered here will be held strictly confidential and not be shown anywhere on the site (outside of your own edit screen). Treehouse does not share personally identifiable data with partners. One way we may use the data is to give students a good idea of salary ranges for certain certain geographical areas.
One way we are already using the job title information provided is to make sure that earning Treehouse points demonstrates your skills and capabilities to prospective employers. Data that you have graciously provided supports that notion.
The graphs below show the point distribution across job classes like ‘developer’, ‘designer’ and ‘other’. The plots on the left and right are related in that they are wider where the majority of students in each class fall. By comparing the thicknesses, you can see that developers and designers tend to have higher point totals than everyone else. This is an example of how we monitor point earning to ensure they carry value with prospective employers.
Whether you’re skilling up for your current job, looking for your first job, or contemplating a career change, understanding industry job trends can be useful and we intend to share what we find!
If you have any questions about how this data may be used, please feel free to ask them below.
Really cool! Go Ahead =D
This is great guys! I would love to have more insight into how potential employers are viewing/reviewing individual accounts (and if any are actively recruiting based on Treehouse points). It would also be great if you guys could share any tips/tricks there might be to get the attention of employers via our profiles.
Andrew Pritykin6,574 Points
Edited my profile! Keep up the great work. I love how quick the Treehouse development team responds to the communities ideas and help make active changes to the structure. Makes us truly feel we make a difference.
Jah Chaisang7,157 Points
This reply is way off topic, but you have an awesome job, Chris! I'm a computational scientist turning web developer. Do you have any advice/resources about working in the tech industry as a data scientist or something of that sort?
Rhys Park8,311 Points
Great addition, and a really good idea to boot!, how about also having a portfolio for students to showcase work or projects that they have completed, all helps with potential employers. Indeed treehouse ask for code snippets in their employment advertisements. Just a thought
Xander Miller9,072 Points
Meeting you at Ottawa Ruby Tuesday inspired me to give Team Treehouse a shot. I'm glad I did. I'm having fun.
Seems like a real good idea. Keep up the good work guys!
This is aweomse!
Matt CadenCourses Plus Student 6,588 Points
This is a nice addition. Great work. This has probably already been suggested but I would also like to see Points/Badges used as a way to connect with others' profiles who have a similar skill level. Maybe have "Connections" as an opt-in for those who wish to do so.
Jett Durham14,472 Points
This is a great addition! I've been curious to see some real world data on how earning Treehouse Points and Badges correlate to success in the working world. It would be very interesting to see the trends in points and badges as students who don't currently work in web design or development get jobs in those fields. It would almost certainly bolster the case for Treehouse and online education in general! Thanks!
John Sanford4,134 Points
Nice to see the inner workings of your occupation come to light. Hope to see you on a fishing outing or family gathering soon.
Thanks for all the hard work. Team Treehouse is growing by leaps and bounds. I'm so stoked to be a scholarship recipient; it has opened my eyes to many new technologies I hadn't even considered learning. I wasn't going to mess with Ruby or PHP, but you all make learning so fun I had to go there! I wish I had even more time to devote to learning, but, no worries, I'll be around for a while...
Thanks for this insight opportunity.
This is a really Interesting development; continuously thankful of the resources Team Treehouse and an abundance of learning resources like Treehouse provides to make continuous web development and web design fun in-between going through the 'big 25' web design and web development books.
Treehouse alone has made this summer fun as I continuously train, attend conferences, and practice to prepare for opportunities to work for Web Firms/Agencies/Consultancies somewhere in the Fall.
Chase Lee29,275 Points
I was looking around my profile edit and didn't see these changes.
I have a student account so that might be the problem.
Not that I would use it or anything but I just want to make sure this is not a glitch in the system or something else.
But thanks soooooooo much. You guys are awesome!
Andrew Goddard40,806 Points
You don't seem to have UK currency in your dropdown. It's normally noted as GBP (Great British Pound) but I can't find it anywhere else.
Great!!! I'm hoping the things I learn here at Tree House will help me land my first job.
Codepen should be implmented with profiles as well
Christopher Peters : I think it's time for the site to support Codepen.io along with Github; it makes perfect sense given the partnership (or good relationship) Treehouse has with Chris Coyer and CSS-Tricks in general.
By adding Codepen, there's a better balance between providing outlets for users of the site who plan to be (or already are) designers or developers (or both) to showcase their work in a way that best fits their comfort level and intent.
Particularly work that's meant to immediately meant to be seen visually to get the best meaning of it (though such people may not be aware or don't want to go through the hoops of creating github pages for such work) fast.
Furthermore, Github can be far more intimidating, having a higher barrier of entry, for those who identify themselves mostly as designers be able to show their work compared to Github.
Finally, Github often is thought of by many to primarily be a place to contribute, share, and provide open-source code and work they intend to be resuable and shared by others (though such people forget, Github can merely be a place for all sorts of documents you merely want a remote back-up of, the fact you can take advantage of private repositories, and so on).
Codepen for some people is a far better place to showcase their front-end skills that's not necessarily made to be reusable or be integrated to another persons's work.
As a result, such people can't justify to themselves to share their code there compared to Codepen.
Overall, both can help with showcasing work with enough differentiation between the two as far as their usefulness to justify implementing both.
Personally, I think it's increasingly worthwhile to utilize and be familar with both (Codepen actually integrates really well with Github nonetheless; I log-in to Codepen with my Github account for example).
For example, I utilize both a fair amount of times throughout a calender year. However, I personally prefer to take advantage of private pens / respositories on both (i.e. I never put client work seen publicly, but changing that around on to make use of Behance slowly) and external back-ups (I have 12TB of space).
Nonetheless, I think there's great value linking your Codepen account for any Treehouse user who wishes to do so ; being able to do the same with a Behance account makes sense as well. With Adobe CC now the only way to obtain the latest versions Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Edge Inspect, and so on from Adobe, a Behance account also comes with every CC account.
Therefore, they're likely to have one as well and it's a great place to showcase work that both interactive and non-interactive
I am a start-up entrepreneur and i´d like to hire you all, but my company is located in germany though :-/
Jon Sultana6,916 Points
Does adding my job title effect my chances of an employer reviewing my profile or consider hiring me?
Marvin Abella6,378 Points
This is an incredible find! I'm more motivated to tackle on this exercises to rack up on the points/badges learn learn learn!!