How to Find a Job Abroad as a Software Developer

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Personally, I don’t think that there are many techies out there who are honestly struggling how to find a job abroad as a software developer.

If you can code, there is an endless supply of opportunities out there for you. Software programmers are hands down, the most in demand skill set now and for the foreseeable future.

If you know how to code, or if you’re just studying to become a programmer, you’re making a smart decision. There will be a TON of jobs in this field for a long time to come.

Software development as a means of finding a job abroad is a no brainer (other than the fact that it’s pretty difficult to learn). It pays well, and companies around the world can sponsor a work visa for you with relative ease due to the specialized skill set.

It is the ONE type of job where companies around the world are EAGER AND WILLING to sponsor a work visa.

Now, before we dive into the hunt, some quick questions to ask yourself –

Can you already code?

If you can’t code, not to worry! There are a PLETHORA of resources out there so that you can learn how to code in LESS THAN 6 MONTHS.

Learn how to code

Codeacademy.org
treehouse.io
Coursera
Udemy
Khan Academy

Coding Games and Challenges

There are a variety of websites out there where you can practice your coding skills in real life environments. You can play games and receive a rank based on how well you solved the challenge, and then show these games to future employers as a way of demonstrating you know what you’re doing. For programmers there is nothing better than showing your code to prove your merit.

HackerRank
HackerEarth

Misc. resources for developers

Github
Hackathon Hackers
StackOverflow

I can already code!

Yes you can? Here are some websites for you to use in your hunt…

Angel.co
Techmeabroad.com
Whoishiring
Jobbatical
Techinasia
E27
F6s
http://www.onstartupjobs.com/
http://www.startup-jobs.eu/startupjobs
http://www.eu-startups.com/startup-jobs/

Before you begin applying to jobs I suggest you check out two articles that will help you to effectively connect with companies.

1) How to generate referrals
2) Favorite resources for cold emailing

Both of these will put you well on your way to find a job abroad as a software developer.
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That’s it! This is everything I know about becoming a software developer and using it as a launchpad to work internationally. Best of luck in your hunt ahead!

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