By Guneet Kaur

The new version of internet called Decentralized Web or Web3 or blockchain based internet is trending these days. Recent graduates, as well as professionals from various industries, seem genuinely curious about how to land a career in Web3 and its sub-sectors including Metaverse, Digital Assets, and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).

Although there are no hard and fast rules for joining or changing careers, what matters is your knowledge and skills. So anyone looking for a job in Web3 needs to get the necessary training or real-world expertise. That said, this article will help you grasp the essential information on how to land a career in Web3.

Learn the basics

Understand how blockchain technology and cryptocurrency function will put you ahead of the competition. You don’t have to be an expert, just learn the basics. You can learn the basics by taking free courses on Coursera (accessible through financial aid).

Also, look for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) available for free, such as the one offered by the University of Nicosia called Introduction to Digital Currencies. The next start date is September 2022, so hurry! Cointelegraph’s Cryptopedia articles can also help you go from beginner to expert in various fields such as DeFi, Metaverse, NFT, etc.

Although these courses and MOOCs are more suitable for beginners or non-developers, software engineers and blockchain developers should learn programming languages ​​such as Solidity, Python, Rust, JavaScript, Vyper, etc. GitHub is a great place to store your projects and let others review and authenticate them.

Get involved and improve your visibility

There are more and more ways to get involved and help companies discover you. These include meetups, conferences, mentorship programs and events that exist around the world. If you do some research, you should be able to join your first conference this month, like ETH NYC.

Also, you can apply for a scholarship to join an 18-week mentorship program called NFT Talents by the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center. The first cohort has already started on June 7, 2022. Stay tuned for the next one!

In addition to the above, you can also start writing blog posts on Medium so people know you’re contributing to the Web3 space. Constant engagement on CryptoTwitter is also a perfect way to help others discover your potential. As a developer, you can also add open source libraries to GitHub (the ones you’ve developed) and contribute to other projects.

Join communities

Joining Discord, Reddit or Telegram project channels in the Web3 space can help you be aware of opportunities (paid and unpaid). And if you can add value to the project, like find a bug (if you’re a developer) or voluntarily promote a decentralized automated organization or DAO (if you’re a marketer), don’t be surprised if you get a full-offer. time job (of course, paid work).

Search job offers on job sites and platforms

Relying on someone to send you a job opportunity may not help you land your dream job. To be successful in your job search, search for open positions on Web3-centric job sites, such as web3.career or cryptocurrencyjobs.io. Also, actively apply for jobs on LinkedIn and Indeed. Finally, freelancers can search for opportunities on Upwork, Fiverr, etc.

Start by applying for internships if you are a recent graduate or new to this field. Something is better than nothing; remember! However, don’t go for something you won’t be working on for long! Consistency is the key to becoming an expert in your area of ​​interest.

Key points to remember

Millions of people have been empowered by blockchain technology to choose their way of life, giving them options that weren’t there before. Web3 challenges all conventional wisdom about how people make money and spend their time. That said, working remotely and paying in cryptocurrencies is the new normal!

As Web3 attracts the brightest minds, it will undoubtedly have a juggernaut effect, resulting in the creation of a decentralized Internet like we have never seen before. The opportunities are many; you just need to leave your comfort zone and get ready to land a career in Web3.

The author is Technology Editor, Cointelegraph