For the next 52 weeks, I'll be following (and sometimes dispensing) advice from Chad Fowler's conveniently packaged one-chapter-per-week-in-a-year book,
My Job Went to India
and how to save your job without writing spaghetti code (like me) so that only you can disentangle the mess.
(It's an important book
). Anyway, today marks start of the first week. (Let's do 7 plus or minus 2 days)
By coincidence, this goes along well with the
"what are you doing
to become a better developer
next six months
So what are
Anyway, back to what we can learn from Chad...
In the first nine chapters, Chad tells us how to choose the right market.
So for my first week, he addresses supply and demand: first we want to search jobs in
our home country, as well as those available offshore. Compare the results and highlight
skills in demand in your home country that nobody (or very few people) offshore is offering.
Then, you just need to become good at those technologies that are in demand but
aren't yet available offshore (or in high supply). This is simple economics.
To get a head start, you might want
to watch the
and see what they're doing, but you can probably afford to start a little
farther along on the curve.
Sounds easy enough. So, start googling
. Better yet,
why doesn't someone create a service that performs this search and analysis for us?
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