I am currently studying for the JLPT N2 which is to be administered at SFSU on December 3rd 2017. I had previously taken the exam back in July and failed by a single point. My long term goal is to eventually obtain the JLPT N1 certification by 2019 at the latest.
I work as an “Associate Software Engineer” at one of the largest software corporations in the world in Santa Clara, CA, a position that I transitioned to almost immediately after graduating from college in May 2016. I did study computer science at university, however I severely lack necessary skills and experience that are crucial for the industry. I’m still exploring my interests in this industry, so far I’ve only made small back-end contributions for my dev team in the past year or so.
What are some things that I can do in terms of my career path to ensure that I will be qualified for a Tokyo developer position in a few years from now, possibly around 2020? Working in Tokyo is something I truly want to strive for. Any tips, suggestions, etc. are much appreciated.