a little background on me:
I operate a small business in Japan and I’m on a business manager visa. I wanted to do a career switch(I’m in a non-tech field) and learn programming. I thought about attending a coding bootcamp and doing a freelance work after graduating.
I’ve read a bit online and talked to bootcamp people and they discouraged me from doing freelance after bootcamp and recommended that I work for a company for at least 1-2 years.
Now I’m left with a problem of my visa. As a business manager/investor I could bill clients for small jobs I could do as a freelance developer but I can’t be a regular full time company employee. Even if I’m offered a job I can’t switch to a business visa as I don’t have university degree and I also plan on retaining control of my company (and my current visa).
Is there any way I could work for a company on any long term basis that would help me hone my skills and gain experience after bootcamp?
I know I’m looking way far ahead and I haven’t even attended bootcamp but I don’t want to do a mistake of investing a large sum of money into a bootcamp if I won’t be able to do any work after I graduate.
For those that work as developers in Japan or have started up their own businesses can you give me your insight on the job market and tell me what kind of contracts and jobs the companies offer? Is there any way for me to get some work with my current visa?