One of the main problems that software developers often face when looking for a new opportunity is managing the signal-to-noise issue. Once we put ourselves “out there” and actively start searching, we can be bombarded by so many opportunities that it becomes really difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff.
This situation makes some job seekers dread hearing from recruiters and HR professionals. Since most opportunities will not be appealing, they often cringe whenever an HR rep contacts them. So what options do we have? Are we supposed to just “grin and bear it” every time we hear about a new position?