Let's be honest here, my progeek kin (Progeekin?), the job search is a nightmare. if you have your own business, the search for clients is probably somewhat saner, but I'm not ready to reach that conclusion because I'll probably get a good talking-to from people with their own businesses.
But anyway, it stands, the job search is crazy. HR is ossified, overstressed, or both. Recruiters slog through insanity for us, but need our help. The resume and cover letter are a pain. Job search sites are sometimes not helpful, and the more they experiment, the worse it gets. The interview process is . . . well, you get the idea.
OK we know it's awful. Part of what I post here is how to deal with the job search, along with my usual random complaints and charmingly witty observations.
But I just want to post a question here for us to think of – what are we doing to change this?