Recently, I found myself in a position I hadn’t experienced in about 15 years – I became a full-time job seeker. I’ll spare you the details of how I got there but I was forced to confront outdated beliefs about how to land a job (or contract) in the software business of 2012. Modern day job searching is very different than when I first started. Although I did find work soon enough, the experience taught me a thing or five. So here now are the four myths and the one truism about finding a job in software development.