I'm a 24 year old mid-level software developer with 4 years professional experience living in the United Kingdom. I am looking to get a job in the Boston, MA area in order to be closer to my other half. I don't explicitly want to leave my current role, but my employer doesn't have any development offices in the Boston area. I want to move to Boston as my other half has a stable job there, and it's the city I know best in the United States.
I've looked at roles in the Boston area, and applied to a couple to see what will happen, but I'm worried that I'm too much of a generalist, and not enough of a specialist. I can pick up new things fairly quickly (I've taught myself Java and Python during the 1 year or so I've at my current role), but the nagging voice in the back of my head tells me I'm not good enough for an employer to sponsor my visa when they can just hire a US citizen instead.
Has anyone been down a similar path to this, or have any experience in hiring such individuals? Any advice will be most welcome. ðŸ’™