In this day and age, technology has enabled networking to take place online. Through proper relationship building, people can use networking sites to land a Web 3 job.
Even if you’re not aiming to land a Web 3 job today, building your online presence will go a long way towards winning future projects.
In today’s guide, we’ll be discussing strategies that you can use across various networking sites to land a Web 3 job.
Craft Your Profile
People navigate to networking sites with an agenda in mind. With this thought, it can be shocking how some people leave their profile biographies empty.
While there’s value in keeping confidential information, a few tidbits will help the other party find what they want. A well-crafted profile accomplishes the following:
Acts as a Filter
Let’s say you place “Creative Writer for Web 3” on your biography.
Networking sites work like search engines. This means people who are interested in connecting with writers, will mostly come across your profile. If they are interested, then they may reach out. Similarly, they could be discouraged by what they find in your profile.
Either way, you and the other person save precious time and energy.
Helps with Introductions
If you’ve ever been on a date and struggled to keep the conversation going, you’re either a) poor in communication skills, b) lacking in common interests, or c) both.
A strong profile removes the awkwardness of that first conversation.
Immediately, the interested party has initial information to relate with you. Whether that be regarding your experience as a Developer or a common friend at company ABC, the conversation is much easier.
Help them, help you.
Use Many Sites
If you’ve paid close attention, we’ve been using the plural form networking sites. That’s by design.
Last December 2022, Twitter announced a short-lived ban on in-platform links of competitor sites such as Facebook and Mastodon among many others. Imagine, keeping all your connections and livelihood on a single platform. Then, overnight the centralized management decides to close your account.
Just as having a single income source is risky, relying on a single networking site would be unsound. Most especially if that’s what you frequently use to land a Web 3 job.
While some people may maintain multiple social networking accounts, let’s face it – not everyone wants to be a Tiktok or Instagram star. That’s not to hate on any of these platforms.
Each networking site comes with specific strengths, weaknesses, and target audience.
For example, Web 3 users love Twitter and Discord. If you want to land a job in Web 3, then it would be smart to focus on these networking sites. However, that’s not to say that you cannot find a Web 3 job on LinkedIn. In fact, for professional purposes, some employers may focus primarily on LinkedIn.
If you want to catch more kinds of fish, then cast your net in different seas.
Check out our guide on the top networking sites to land a Web 3 job.
In previous guides, The Mega Maxi covered how networking increases your chances to land a job. Networking sites enable you to do just that.
Versus a job listing platform, networking sites allow you to create conversations before even applying to a job application. Most job applicants will talk to an employer only during the job interview.
While conversation can be generated in many ways, for now let’s focus on content.
Content comes in many forms – writing, art, music, videos, and even memes.
As a content creator, you attract people to your profile with your innovative ideas and engaging posts. This allows people to get to know and remember you. Furthermore, it creates a starting point for conversation.
Similar to a well-crafted profile, potential employers will have various points to enter your conversation. That could be about your lessons from your last career or the amazing art skills you possess.
How wonderful is that compared to employers asking the typical, “So…tell me about yourself?”
Engage with Content
Potential employers frequently create their own content. From company events to their own career lessons, you can maximize others’ content to spark conversations.
The simplest way to add value is to add an insightful comment. Unfortunately, that leaves out spamming “GM!” or “Great work” on each and every post and tweet.
Focus instead on the following:
- What you liked/disliked about their content
- A short personal reflection
- Similar experiences
If your comment is interesting enough, the content creator will reply and you may find yourself conversing for several rounds.
The next time you apply for a job, they will remember that conversation.
Bonus! Get Personal
Since we’re talking about the decentralized world of Web 3, this may sound strange. However, getting personal helps you stand out from the crowd.
In a world full of spam mail and monetization of personal data, it does not hurt to spend time and get to know someone.
Here are some easy tips to get personal:
Use a First Name
Have you ever gotten a Direct Message (DM) that does not contain your name and seems to be sent to multiple recipients? It’s a common tactic from many sales people. Unfortunately, this feels very impersonal and is most likely to be marked by the reader as Spam.
By using someone’s first name, it shows you’ve exerted effort in reading a person’s profile. Throw in a fact or two about other info from their biography, you’ll be off to a good conversation.
Lastly, let’s end this article with consistency. We’ve been ghosted enough in our dating lives, let’s not extend it to our professional ones.
If you’re interested in landing a Web 3 career, then keep engaging and communicating authentically. Potential employers will appreciate that and will remember your name when it comes into the application mail.
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