Hi all, I’ve recently obtained a bachelor of computer science degree in Australia and I’m currently working as a software tester in Australia. I plan to achieve N1 before 2023/7 then start applying. By then I will have two years of post-study experience as a QA.
My main concern is that there aren’t many companies willing to hire testers from overseas so my chance of landing a job from AUS is significantly less than someone who has work experience as a developer. I do have programming experience as an intern and I took a few FE and iOS online courses before (React, Swift, JS etc.). And I’m writing automation tests in Java in my current position. But I assume this level of experience is not satisfying for most employers in Tokyo who are looking for experienced professionals.
What do you guys think I should be doing on top of learning Japanese? I don’t think taking online courses will be sufficient for employers in Japan but I can’t really change my job in Australia either… I’m also open to work as an IT consultant, or other business roles as long as there’s an opportunity. But if I switch to a non-IT role, I assume I won’t be able to get 10 points from getting IT certificates in order to apply for HSWV.
I’m aiming to work in a company that offers a western-like work culture and pays at least 4000,000 yen/yr.
I’m native in Mandarin and English if that helps at all.
Any advice would be greately appreciated