As the demand for cryptocurrencies grows, so do the jobs in the cryptocurrency market. There are thousands of open roles that mention ‘Bitcoin’, ‘cryptocurrency’ and ‘blockchain’ on the job search platforms LinkedIn, Indeed and Monster. Fortune 500 companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Amazon, Apple, and PayPal are hiring for positions in cryptocurrencies. In this regard, Jonathan Tamblyn scans to fill jobs at Gemini and highlighted some skills to work in this world.
In this context, he told CNBC Make It in an interview that, there is a fledgling and exciting market that is rapidly expanding in so many different dimensions simultaneously. And, it is that of cryptocurrencies.
With this in mind, Tamblyn recommends applicants for technical and non-technical roles in cryptocurrency companies. That they emphasize his ability to build solutions through a method he calls “design thinking.” Which consists of “identifying a problem, understanding it, proposing a solution, then finally solving the problem,” he explained. “What resonates the most is the process of building the solution, rather than the end product.”
Prospective engineers and product managers, for example, could describe it on your resume. Or during an interview how they built a retail user interface in their previous job. While candidates for marketing or communications roles could highlight how they launched a brand through creative campaigns, says Tamblyn.
Cryptocurrencies as a viable career path
Recent hiring trends among Fortune 500 companies seeking cryptocurrency experts have encouraged more job seekers to recognize cryptocurrencies as a viable career path. Tamblyn points out.
And it is that, in an annual report, LinkedIn, “The Most In-Demand Hard and Soft Skills of 2020”, the social network oriented to business use, considered that blockchain was one of the skills that would have the greatest demand in the labor market in 2020. Although the pandemic crisis modified all the scenarios raised, knowing about the blockchain, its operation and advantages, is a plus.
In this sense, the report of the network, LinkedIn, showed that the blockchain and cryptocurrencies have become a business solution in different branches. Not only the financial one, so applicants can aspire to different positions that do not necessarily have to be related to bonds.
The growth in the use of blockchain technology is now being used in industries ranging from shipping to healthcare. From agriculture and food security to entertainment and games.
This also means that “recruiters must begin to familiarize themselves with how the blockchain works. What are its perceived benefits and who are the best people to help your business explore where this fledgling technology could play a role. Point to the report.
What requirements are employers looking for?
Now, what requirements are employers looking for? Despite what you might think, you don’t need to be an engineer and have advanced university knowledge to find a position. That’s what professors, students, recruiters, and startup founders explain. Those who do not focus on formal education, but rather seek experiences. People who have interacted with the blockchain, have knowledge of the Ethereum network or invest in Bitcoin many times is enough.
More skills that an applicant must have is to speak the crypto language, to be naturalized with it so as not to get lost in the conversations. Chase Chapman, who was a former Latcha + Associates marketing fellow and founder of the startup, Decentology, a firm that helps make building on blockchain more accessible to mainstream users and developers. She is the one who gives certain advice.
An important leg, as in any field, are the so-called “social” connections. Personal / work relationships are very important. When it comes to developing a personality that is compatible with a work environment in which you will work in a group.
The cryptocurrency is also not limited to applicants with engineering backgrounds or extensive knowledge of Bitcoin. One of the industry’s greatest strengths, adds Tamblyn, is its accessibility.
“I have been a recruiter for about 15 years, in a number of different industries, and I have never worked in one that offers as many free learning opportunities and means to join conversations as crypto,” he stated. “Many leaders in crypto are on Twitter, YouTube, and other social media platforms sharing their knowledge, and there are many communities online.”
You do not need to have paper degrees or master’s degrees from the best universities. Having the necessary skills will open many doors for you within the crypto community. It is time to start cheering up.