Oh boy, the last months were quite interesting. From what I read in the news, I could have expected there to be quite a demand for software engineers, but I wasn’t aware that the whole hiring model has changed. Since I’m in the last semester of my Master’s programme, I was prepared to write some applications, but it turns out you don’t really have to (if you don’t want to): companies contact you nowadays.
A few months ago, I set up my Stack Overflow Careers profile. This profile was, until recently, not even public, but it yielded me about one serious inquiry per month for jobs I was actually interested in. So, instead of