The world of cryptocurrencies is evolving very quickly. So quickly, in fact, that it is becoming simply impossible to keep up with the influx of data and form a comprehensive view of the sector.
As an Industry, it is gigantic: there are currently more than 4000 cryptocurrencies and as many firms. Applicants looking to get a job in this sector are left with a feeling of despair.
There are excellent job opportunities available within the world of cryptocurrencies, with mouth-watering salaries and benefits (and if you are lucky you might be given ownership in the company), but faced with such a torrent of information one really wonders: where do I even start to look for a job?
Job applicants who relish the opportunity to find a job in Crypto should find the leads below useful.
- Contacting cryptocurrency teams directly: this approach will require you to track down team members and cold email them (ah, the good old cold emails) to inquire about job openings. Be bold. Be patient. Do not rage quit. This is an excellent way to expand your network and build relationships with professionals you will possibly meet or work with someday.
- Cryptocurrency job boards: there are a multitude of cryptocurrency job boards applicants can take advantage of. The demand is such right now in Crypto that positions (not only developer positions) command high salaries and excellent benefits. Cryptocurrencyjobs.co, Cryptojobslist.com, blockew.com and crypto.jobs are job boards applicants should be aware of. Applicants should also know that the hiring process within the cryptocurrency sector can be, well, a little different, with a strong emphasis placed on one’s experience and portfolio rather than pure credentials!
- Social Media: Reddit, Twitter, and Discord (also known as the holy trinity of social media) as discovery tools should not be underrated. Crypto Twitter, especially, can be a very potent weapon in a job seeker’s arsenal. It is not a rare occurrence to see jobs offered outright on social media. Network like your life depends on it – good things will come out of it. Remember to be nice – as team members cannot judge you yet on the basis of your portfolio or experience, they will judge you based on character! Never hesitate to ask about job openings on social media.
- Cryptocurrency conferences, online and on-site: 2020 was the year of the Covid Black Swan but in 2021, it seems the world is ready to reopen. Rise to the occasion. There is nothing like showing up at an on-site conference, resume in hand, and speaking to team members directly to inquire about open positions. They will certainly appreciate your interest. Don’t forget to gather business cards and contact the people you have met afterwards.
- Crypto Freelancer Platforms: Crypto freelancer platforms, such as LaborX, on which freelancers can get paid in crypto, are an excellent source of cryptocurrency jobs. On such platforms, applicants can apply for short-term contracts which can lead (but not always) to full-time jobs.