How to get a cryptocurrency job in 2019
With the recent downturn of the market, the cryptocurrency sphere opened many new opportunities to ambitious young people who are looking to get a cryptocurrency job in 2019. And by job, we don’t necessarily mean becoming an ICO advisor, but actually specialising in a specific part of a company’s growth.
But how does one go about choosing and finding the job opportunity best suited for him?
DEFINE YOUR IDEAL JOB POSITION
Most job positions available in the cryptocurrency sector are related to coding and development. If you are one of the few that want to work in front-back end development jobs, you can skip this step.
This chapter is written mostly for people who are looking to acquire a new skill that will help them get a cryptocurrency job in 2019, less than one year since the skill acquisition. Some of the most sought after, easy to learn, skills in the sector are the following:
-Marketing & Community managers
Start by choosing which job best suits your skills and lifestyle. If you are a good writer already, consider a specialisation in cryptocurrency content management. If you are more experienced with communication and quick problem solving, you should consider customer service.
TAKE A COURSE AND PERFORM ADDITIONAL RESEARCH
In order to kickstart your immersion in your newly chosen path, I would recommend you find an online course that can help you learn the skills you need.
There are many different options and pricetags, but my personal choice would be to go with Udemy. Their course are extremely underpriced and the value you get, if you choose the right course, is unparalleled.
Once your course has started, spend at least 2-3 hours per day practicing your skills and doing further research on how you can apply these skills to the cryptocurrency sector.
A good place to start is by reading forums related to cryptocurrency or to your specific skill. If you want to get a cryptocurrency job in 2019, you need to know exactly what your employer is looking for and offer it before he asks for it.
OFFER YOUR SERVICES FOR FREE
Now that you have taken a course in your new skill and have practised enough to be considered at least “good” in what you do, it is time to build up a portfolio that you can show to your prospective employer.
To do that, the best way is to offer your services for free.
Send sample articles to your favourite cryptocurrency blog, develop some aesthetically pleasing graphics for new Social media posts of your favourite coin. Be ready to do some free gigs. If you work consistently, within a month you should have at least 10-15 work examples to show to your potential employer.
START ASKING FOR PAID POSITIONS
Now that you have your portfolio built, its time to finally start chasing. To get a cryptocurrency job in 2019, you will have to stand out of an enormous competition. How will you do this? There are many ways. Here are some tips to remember:
-Do not apply directly to the application button. Instead, spend some time to discover who the HR manager of your (potential) employer is and contact him/her directly via email. The easiest way to do this is by downloading Snovio, a Chrome extension that helps you get emails from linkedin profiles.
-Keep it concise. Don’t over complicate your request and do not talk about yourself. Instead, focus on the value you will be able to provide to the company.
-Everything you say must be formulated in a way that shows the employer you have done your homework regarding the company. What are their pain points? What are some current problems they are facing?
-In the end, ASK. Be unapologetic. Offer your help and state that this will be a paid job. Whether you decide to work for a given company as a freelancer or as a employee, you have to be able to let your character shine through the first email.
This step by step process helped me and many other people in my Social circle get a cryptocurrency job, with 3 to 6 months of continuous effort. You can do the same, only now, your competition will be way less, due to the results of this grueling bear market.