You make one little change on your LinkedIn profile and get flooded with recruiter emails. We’ve all been there. When you’re looking for a job this is great but it can get annoying fast. Even worse is when you are looking but get all the wrong types of offers or get recruiters contacting you about jobs you don’t want or aren’t qualified to do. Most of the time this can be alleviated with some simple updates to your profile.
Have a job in software development for long enough, and you’ll eventually lose it. Whether through an acquisition, being downsized, or even being fired, no job is permanent. When this happens, many developers are poorly prepared for a job loss. Recovery from an unexpected job loss can take a lot of time and effort, as well as taking an emotional toll. In general, a job loss isn’t going to be a pleasant thing to endure, but there a lot of things you can do to at least mitigate the damage.