With the continued emergence of cryptocurrencies and the blockchain sector, a wealth of opportunities also opens up for related employment in these fields. These opportunities are varied and in strong supply from the areas of marketing and product development, all the way through to security and platform design on the back-end of projects.
So, how do you get involved and exactly what kind of skills will be most valuable?
Determine What You can Offer
This can be the most difficult part of any job application or position. You will have to take a period of self-reflection and decide what you can best offer to the industry. Not only this, but also, where you want or desire to see yourself positioned. After answering these questions of yourself, then you will have some direction and be in a position to start gaining quantifiable education and experience.
Skills above Experience
One of the most attractive elements to working within the industry is that it is new. This means that in-terms of experience, everything you do here and now can be valuable in building your profile. You do not require a long history, but you do need the ability to demonstrate your skills well. Platforms such as Upwork are ideal for starting out and gaining some experience to build yourself in to the industry.
The Value of Education
As with any industry, the value of being educated is something which should be considered very important. Though formal certifications in the area are still quite rare, there are a number of great education options available to help grow your skills.
Engagement with the blockchain community through knowledge sharing platforms is also key. The benefit of such involvement will be multi-faceted. Interactions will increase your personal contact network within the community whilst also portraying the image of a person who is enthusiastic and willing to learn and become more involved in an industry which values community among its core foundations.
Ultimately, undertaking any of these actions reflects positively on you and opens the door to new and exciting opportunities within a rapidly expanding industry.