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42 points by needajobb on May 3, 2018 | hide | past | web | favorite | 21 comments |
|So, due to family reasons I can't move from where I live (Ireland). The available jobs and salaries are incredibly poor here, I am struggling to make ends meet.|
I feel I should try to aim for a remote job with a company that is willing to pay a much better salary (I am thinking $100k). I am a fairly competent web developer. Web developers are a dime a dozen, so I doubt if companies would really want to pay for a remote worker when they could easily get a handful just round the corner.
I am thinking I would need to become competent in a more niche area - an area that companies really need, but it is harder for companies to find recruits for. It would also be easier to become a leading expert in the field due to reduced competition.
Say I want to get this job in 1 years time, what skill sets would be the best to focus on - AI, networks, operating systems, compilers etc..? How should I best develop these skills? Presumably I will need to develop a decent portfolio to market my skills.. What would the best way to go around this be?
This is probably a fairly vague fingers in the air question, but any pointers or inspiration would be appreciated..
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