This question might not be a directly related to programming but more the culture around it, specifically Stack Overflow.
I recently stumbled onto Stack Overflow Careers, and read how you could create an online CV that links to your Stack Overflow reputation, thus allowing future employers to review your answers and questions. Since Stack Overflow has become such a phenomenal success for developers, I realised that Stack Overflow Careers was going to be crucial when applying for software development jobs in the future. This would imply that a high reputation is needed to reflect well on your CV.
Now, I love Stack Overflow and think it’s a great resource for finding solutions to problems regarding software development. However, I cannot possibly sit on the site 24/7 and hope to be one of the first replies to a question to try and increase my reputation. Developers need to work, you know.
So my question is: How do you increase your reputation score on Stack Overflow in a realistic manner? There are users out there boasting reputations of 25,000 and higher. How do you do this? Suggestions, comments, tricks, etc. would be helpful.