In 2022 crypto sentiments cooled down, but not the opportunities in the crypto market. As demand for cryptocurrencies continues to rise to new levels, so do job openings. According to a recent report, crypto-related job postings saw more than a 110% increase since September 2020.
While job listings are exploding, not only crypto companies are on a hiring spree, but mainstream giants are also opening special blockchain and crypto departments and onboarding talent to lead them.
So, if you want to make cryptocurrency your occupation, here’s the way to make it into this growing space.
Crypto has grown a lot over these past few years, and now entering the market isn’t as easy. To get started in the crypto sector, you need to first consider the scope. Every job position requires its own special set of qualifications and skills.
For a tech-focused career in crypto, you can look at mining companies where jobs are centered around maintaining the data centers and mining plants, but it doesn’t just cover data center technicians, and mining process engineers but also includes content creators, PR managers, business developers and marketing assistants.
If you are not a blockchain developer, no worries, as there are tons of opportunities for the position like a content writer, research analyst, social media manager, product manager, community manager and assistant editor.
Other bright and competitive opportunities in crypto are present in the venture capital sector in the form of investment analysts, research associates, and junior portfolio analysts.
Now, where do you find these jobs?
Here’s a list of top resources that will help you find the perfect job in crypto.
This crypto data tracking site, which is owned by the largest crypto exchange Binance, also has an official job board. You just have to put in the right keyword and your preferred location, and you’ll be able to see all the available job openings. The “Distance” option on the website will calculate the distance from the location to your workplace.
This job listing also allows you to filter your search by a keyword, role, company, and specialization, as well as the option to choose between a location or remote offering. It further tells when the job has just been listed as many times companies are no longer active but don’t remove their postings. This site also sends out email alerts about new postings in your field.
A recruitment platform for specialists within the crypto space that says it is “on a mission to connect talented individuals to the best blockchain projects.” As is the case in crypto, the majority of the positions are remote here. This easy-to-use website allows you to filter jobs to your specifications and also offers a newsletter that sends you jobs as soon as they’re posted.
Crypto Jobs List has a vast number of jobs available on its website that features a tracker to identify your location and refine your searches based on that. You can further broaden the search or even look for remote jobs. This job board is displayed in such a manner that you can see how many people have already looked and applied for a job.
This one connects users with all sorts of companies; startups, large enterprises, and decentralized projects that are looking for blockchain experts. Here, you have to sign up and create a profile before you can access all the available opportunities. This relatively small website also allows employers to view your profile.
This site curates a list of jobs in the cryptocurrency industry and has different job categories right on the homepage to look through. It also sends out a weekly email with all the latest job opportunities.
This startup-focused website has career opportunities specified for different roles. There are thousands of companies currently hiring on the website and ensures that you can see your salary up-front. Candidates also communicate directly to the hiring company instead of recruiters.
A popular job board for all kinds of roles in all sorts of industries, Indeed also caters to the crypto space with a dedicated section. Compared to other sites that are crypto-specific, you may not find many roles here but could find jobs that are not on other websites. Much like Indeed, a big job board LinkedIn can be good for crypto job listings though you would have to search for specific keywords.
Now that you are equipped with all the resources to begin your career in the cryptocurrency industry, you can begin the process to familiarize yourself with the sector and get deeper. You can do so by using different crypto projects and trying out crypto platforms.
One more important piece of advice from me is networking. In the cryptocurrency industry, it is incredibly important. The industry is developing very quickly and people move from one project to another, gathering teams and track records of many acquaintances in the industry for years.
Besides being up-to-date with all that is going on in this past-pace industry, it would do you good to interact with others on crypto Twitter and attend in-person meetups, and conferences. It will help you network and improve your chances of getting hired.
And the last important thing is that we are in a bear market and this is not the point to be upset about. The best thing you can do is to sharpen your crypto skills. Many successful projects were built during previous bear markets (e.g. Coinbase, Uniswap, Solana, OpenSea). Every wave of new people in cryptocurrency comes during a bull market. By 2024, you should have 2 to 3 years of experience in the crypto space!
Disclosure: This story was submitted to HackerNoon by an independent contributor. Hence the information contained therein has also been researched and compiled independently.