Yes, you control your data on Triplebyte.
Our platform is a place where you can showcase your skills and manage your job search at your own discretion. You can share information with companies that best serves your overall career goals, including which of your technical scores are visible on your profile. For example, you may choose to show your knowledge of algorithms but not your knowledge of back-end web development. You can update your score display at any time on your profile.
Are there any exceptions?
No. Occasionally a company may ask you to take a particular quiz and share those scores, but whether you choose to do that is completely up to you. You can also choose to share scores below 3 when you apply to a role if you wish.
Why are some of my scores automatically hidden, and others automatically shown?
Triplebyte certifications are hard to earn, so we default all scores of 3 or higher to visible, and all scores of 2 (Average) and below to hidden. You can edit the visibility of any of your 3+ scores to hidden or visible at any time by visiting your Profile editor. The benefit of keeping your 3+ scores visible is that more than half of company searches include a quiz filter. Any engineer with a visible 3 or higher on that particular quiz will be shown in those search results.
What are the downsides of hiding a score? Will companies assume hidden scores are low?
Usually, companies do assume a hidden score is low because that's the most common reason for engineers to hide a score. Occasionally engineers will hide particular scores out of general privacy concerns or a desire to focus on certain areas for their next job. We recommend displaying as many of your scores as you feel comfortable showing. No one is strong in every area, and companies know this. Being confident and transparent about your strengths and areas for growth can help them see where you'd fit best on their team. Learn more about our score distribution and how your scores compare to those of other engineers.
Please note that you will not show up in company searches for particular skills if you hide the score associated with that skill. So we highly recommend displaying all scores that correspond to the roles you're interested in. For example, if you're looking for a front-end engineering role, you should definitely display your "Front-end" score since companies hiring for those roles will likely search for candidates with "Front-end" skills.
If you have additional questions, please contact Candidate Support.