i am a java developer, around 3.5 years experience. I have had a relatively slow start to my career and that too from a very small company. So, after these many years, I think i am still not to the level as I would like myself to be in. So far my focus was to just learn whatever i could from the work i get. now, i guess, it is time for me to shift focus on growth. i wish to explore possibility in markets abroad, possibly south east asia, like Malaysia, China etc. I have not done any certification so far, even though i have been thinking of doing it for last 4-5 years.. it just never happened for me.. perhaps waiting for tomorrow delayed things for many years..
so, in current context, what i wanted to know is what all do i need to get a job in other countries? will certification be a bottleneck? what all factors will be crucial in these regards? and how can i know when i am ready to work there, in terms of technical skills?