Graduated with a Computer Science degree in December of 2016 and working professionally now. However, I became interested in Japan after doing volunteer language-learning stuff with some Japanese exchange students and taking a Japanese language class during my last semester of College.
As a result, I think it would be really cool to try living in Japan for a bit, and my interest came from teaching, hence wanting to do something like JET. If that goes well, I could see myself trying to get a developer job in Japan afterwards. I imagine I would work on my github profile more, maybe make a few websites for friends, and do stuff on sites like hackerrank.com while I teach. If I wanna get a software job in Japan afterwards, maybe I’d have a fighting chance at getting something decent, otherwise go back home and resume life as normal.
Has anyone her done something like that before? Or am I just setting myself up for a lot of disappointment and a weird looking resume?
Another thing that concerns me is how teaching jobs are usually in rural areas, so it would be very difficult to connect with any other English-speaking developers while I’m there. Would that more or less kill any chance I’d have? When I was job-hunting during my last semester, my attitude was pretty much “Find a way to talk to a recruiter or current employee or else don’t get hopeful”.