Web3 world is the home of tech innovation which means there are tons of opportunities to build a career here.
But as you can guess, getting a job in these markets, especially through the bear phase, is not that straightforward and requires a process that we should follow.
There are quite a lot of job opportunities avaialble in the industry which pay really well but if we don't follow a structured approach that makes sure our applications get seen then all our efforts are simply going to be in vain.
In this article, we'll share tips and tricks to help your application stand out in the competitive crypto job market by leveraging certain key features that we’ve built inside Crypto Jobs List.
1. Build Your Crypto Knowledge📚
Since this is a field that requires constant learning it is imperative that we take time to build our crypto knowledge base.
There are tons of resources available to stay on top of what’s happening in the field such as YouTube channels, blogs by industry leaders and the CJL blog which is geared towards getting you ready for your career in Web3.
In CryptoJobsList blog you will find articles about interview tips for web3 jobs, interview questions and answers, career roadmaps for many different web3 job roles etc.
In addition to technical skills, you must make efforts to improve your communication and general soft skills.
Crypto industry is highly dependent on remote work across multiple time zones, is filled with amazing web3 events and conferences which makes having great communication skills imperative.
Technical Component In Web3 Interviews
Even if you are interviewing for a non-technical role you will be expected to know the basics of blockchain, defi etc.
Roles such as marketing in web3 require that you understand how protocols & blockchain works so you can connect well with the audience and communicate the value of the product properly.
Showcasing Projects and OpenSource Contributions
If you've worked on open-source projects, contributed to communities, or built something of your own, highlight these.
They demonstrate your hands-on experience and commitment. In Web3 your open source contributions can be a huge part of your resume.
You’d be surprised at how many job offers are made just based on open source contributions alone.
2. Building a Resume that Converts📜
Your resume is usually your first impression, so make it count.
There are many ways to draft a great resume but we believe that the STAR method is one of the most efficient and effective out there.
STAR method focuses on 4 things, and these 4 can also be used in your interviews along with the experience section of your resume.
STAR is an acronym that stands for:
Use STAR response if the interviewer asks you to describe an instance where you had to perform under immense pressure.
- Ascertain the Situation and give relevant details
- Describe the Task
- The Action(s) you took to handle it
- Share the Result of your actions
These 4 steps can also be transcribed to be used in the experience section of your resume to create a document that simply converts well!
We have a complete article on how to leverage the STAR resume method that you can go through and build a professionally crafted resume for yourself.
3. Crafting an Impressive Cover Letter📧
A compelling cover letter can make all the difference.
The cover letter is a crucial part of any job application, web3 or otherwise. A resume provides a glimpse into your past but a cover letter is supposed to gauge how good of a fit you are for the position you are applying into.
Ideally you should tailor your cover letter to each position you are applying for. This makes sure that the hiring managers know that you have read the job description, done some research into the company and have ideas of how you can be of value to that company.
The cover letter should be concise and highlight relevant experience while making sure to communicate how you are a good fit for the position.
We recommend that you never apply to any web3 job without a custom tailored cover letter for that position.
4. Power of Video Application📹
I have a question for you.
How many jobs have you applied to in your life? Now, how many jobs have you sent a video application for?
The numbers might be surprising but it is the truth. The vast majority of people who are applying for jobs do not even send a cover letter, let alone a proper video application.
We have a dedicated video submission section on jobs that are posted on Crypto Jobs List, make sure to leverage that.
Especially in Web3 where many are anonymous, companies sometimes prefer candidates who have de-anonymized themselves through a video just because it allows for more trust upfront.
Is this mandatory? Of course not.
Web3 world is okay with anonymity as well, however when a video application is received it puts the candidate in a pool of a couple of people who have shared a video from a pool of hundreds.
PS. This video can even be a screen recording of you going over how you can be of value, it does not necessarily need to be a facecam video.
5. Networking and Attending Industry Events✈
There are tons of jobs in web3 and crypto that don’t even make it to web3 job list websites like Crypto Jobs List.
Many get fulfilled through references of friends & interesting people that others have met at conferences.
And that is why one of the best things that you can do with your career is attend crypto conferences and events.
We have an events listing page available on the website to go through in case you want to see upcoming events in the industry.
6. Be Persistent and Positive🔥
Job hunting can be challenging, especially during a crypto bear market such as the one we are in right now.
But maintaining a positive attitude and persistently pursuing available web3 opportunities will definitely pay off.
Landing a web3 job requires a combination of consistent effort, tailored applications, and effective networking.
Our Web3 Job Portal goes beyond the ordinary by offering unique features like video applications, allowing you to truly stand out.
Make sure to leverage all the tools available at your disposal to increase your chances of success.
As always, good luck for your crypto job search!