Github Jobs

Github Jobs

Exploring the GitHub Jobs API with JavaScript

If you’re a developer searching for employment, GitHub Jobs can be an excellent resource. They provide a useful API for accessing job postings. In this tutorial, we’ll explore querying their API with JavaScript.

Getting Started

The first step is to get your hands on an API key. Navigate to the API documentation and click “Get API key.” After signing in, you’ll be able to access the API key.

API Endpoints

The GitHub Jobs API has two primary endpoints.

Job Search Endpoint

The first is a job search endpoint. Here’s an example of how to access it using JavaScript:

let url = '';
let data = {
    description: 'javascript',
    location: 'san francisco',

let params = Object.keys(data)
    .map((key) => key + '=' + encodeURIComponent(data[key]))
let fullUrl = `${url}?${params}`;

    .then((response) => response.json())
    .then((data) => console.log(data))
    .catch((error) => console.error(error));

This code searches for JavaScript jobs in San Francisco.

Job Endpoint

The second endpoint returns a detailed job listing. Here’s how to use it:

let jobId = '1d8c72ef-807f-4646-bb6d-fd5c7d157051'; // Job ID
let url = `${jobId}.json`;

    .then((response) => response.json())
    .then((data) => console.log(data))
    .catch((error) => console.error(error));

This code retrieves data for a specific job with the given ID.


The GitHub Jobs API is an amazing resource for anyone searching for employment. It can be used with any language, and, as demonstrated here, it’s easy to use with JavaScript. So explore the API endpoints and find the job of your dreams!