I’ve seen several posts now of people finding jobs shortly after finishing the Front End Developer certification (sometime even before finishing), and since I am getting close to finishing it myself, I’m starting to think about applying for jobs.
Ideally, my dream job would be to work remotely, but I understand that that might not be possible right out of the gate. If not, then where would be the best place for me to search for a job? I am 100% free and willing to relocate and live anywhere in the world. In fact, not just “willing” but there’s nothing I would love more than to go to a new place and experience living and working there. From what I understand, the US has one of the strongest demands for devs and companies are willing to pay a premium but I’ve also heard that it’s nearly impossible to get a work visa for a job like this. I don’t know if one can get around that by being “self-employed” and working on contract?
Where else would be the best places to start looking? The questions that come to mind are:
Of course it has to be a place where getting a work visa is not too difficult. Ideally the employer would handle it. As a Canadian (residing in Japan right now), how hard would it be to get permission to work abroad? In which countries would the process be relatively easy? Or should I just stick to looking for a job in Canada and Japan?
If it’s possible to word abroad, in which countries/cities is there a very strong demand (perhaps driving higher than average salaries) for entry-level devs?
Any information or suggestion would be appreciated!