Hello! I belong to a family of Jordanian nationals. Two of my brothers have recently started planning on immigrating, with one enrolling in a study-then-work programme in Canada while the other is seeking a job in marketing in Australia.
I am interested in crafting a professional career path for catching up with either one of them. Of course, this is not to say that it will be easy, but having a clear vision of which paths are safer and more rewarding to invest in is the sensible thing to do.
The ultimate goal is to stay long enough to get a Permanent Residency and, eventually, the citizenship.
The kind of information I need the most is about any jobs that suit my basic skillsets, and whatever qualifications I need for them. Also, if I need to know anything about immigration laws, please tell me. I am a complete novice.
I am 23 years old, have so far finished high school and a foundation in multimedia arts, and am working with my brothers on a commercial video game which will soon be in my CV. Furthermore, I am free with my time and my parents are willing to fund any further education/training my anticipated career path might require.
Below are some of the essential skillsets that I’m willing to invest in.
Bilingual Talking & Writing Skills (Arabic/English)
This by far is my only out-of-the-box skillset. What can I do with it? Do you think it could help me secure any stable jobs other than teaching Arabic, which I am not qualified for?
So far not specialized in a specific type, but it’s something that I absolutely love and have excelled at with my basic equipment throughout my travels. I think I can safely say that people and landscape photography are the staple of my hobby and passion. I also dream about photographing wildlife one day but I’d need much more expensive equipment.
Programming (Software Development)
A notably tedious path, but one that is almost guaranteed to land a job in any developed country, and perfectly complements my top-notch logical skills. This without doubt is a field that I would excel at and enjoy, should I go all the way in it.
A possibly more tedious path than programming, and not one that I can say that I’m 100% sure about (as someone who loves and excels at drawing but has never made a job or a constant habit out of it, or out of animation that is). However, it’s up for consideration.
I am generally passionate about creative productions, and although not a professional in any of those, I could get extra training for any of: digital painting (for a concept artist position), voice acting, and possibly sound effect design. And last but not least, are small business startups anywhere near possible? By small, I mean folding my sleeves up and setting up my own food truck on a very scarce budget.
Now, programming will probably come to most of you as the obvious answer. But since this part is hardly arguable, I'd really appreciate it if anyone could elaborate on the others.
Thanks in advance!