If you’re navigating the Web3 industry, it’s easy to get lost with all the new careers and technical jargon.
DeFi farmer, NFT artist, or community manager? Which one should you choose? Before you decide, first master the essential Web3 skills.
We’ve gathered a handful of insights from various Web3 professionals and distilled which skills are highly in demand.
Before you read on though, make sure to check our guide on the top Discord communities to get you started in a Web3 career. It’s always easier when you’ve got people at your back!
Please listen to me
If you thought we would be talking about coding, you’re absolutely wrong.
Listen, listen, listen to what’s happening around.
The Web3 space moves extremely fast. Community members discuss relevant topics and events with one another on social media platforms such as Twitter and Telegram.
More often that not, rumors tend to be true and these socmed services spread the news like wildfire.
In February 2023, popular Non-Fungible Token figure Ryan Carson found himself in hot water over his new investment fund – Flux. This was heavily discussed on Twitter. If you were not paying attention, you would have missed this and possibly failed to exit some NFT investments.
I made the same costly mistake in November 2022 when I failed to listen to the rumors about the crypto exchange FTX. The crash took my hard earned money with it.
Listening and making use of the information rules over many Web3 skills.
Learn Web3 Skills
Learning by its own right, is a skill.
Efficiently learning new Web3 Skills? That’s a life hack.
it’s essential to prioritize learning and acquiring knowledge instead of just focusing on the potential gains.
– Fidem, Web3 Tiktok influencer.
Web3 will certainly produce new innovations. Being early and learning these skills will pay dividends.
Many of the early NFT players became thought leaders and established their own collections. Meanwhile, smart contract engineers put up their own protocols and decentralized applications.
The Web3 business leaders of today, took massive risks and made sure to learn the new technologies quickly.
Lead us to the promised land
One of the biggest highlights of my career so far is being able to bring together a team of diverse and talented individuals who shared a common vision.
If you’re looking to ChatGPT-proof your career, Leadership trumps many traditional qualities and skills for Web3.
As long as people are invovled in the process, leaders will be needed to inspire a common vision.
In addition, we need leaders to:
- Establish relationships with industry leaders
- Bring deals across the line
- Be the face of the company
As long as human interaction is necessary, leadership is a key Web3 skill.
Is Persistence a Web3 skill?
You can bet your money.
You can get any job you want by sheer passion and brute force.”
The average job seeker receives 6 to 10 rejections before landing a career. And you want to give up after the 3rd rejection?
Web3 founders look for candidates’ persistence because rejections hound most workplaces.
Over 90% of NFTs will go to 0 which means you could be working for an NFT project that fails its first three mints before finding success.
Keep pushing anon!
Fall down 7, stand up 8
If Persistence is about trying again and again, Bouncing Back refers to the skill to recover even when all hope seems lost.
I’ve had a lot of ups and downs in life. I think the fact that I’ve managed to keep it together and not give in to the stress, pressure, depression and dark side of the unforgiving industries I work in would be my biggest highlight.
Web3 ushers in numerous bull and bear cycles.
Mass media has declared the death of Bitcoin 400+ times and yet every 4 years the price seems to reach new all-time highs.
Equip yourself with this important Web3 skill and don’t capitulate at the bottom.
Shoot your shot
Don’t let a job description that requires 2+ years of Web3 experience scare you. Just apply – you never know what could come of it!
Have you ever seen a fresh graduate opening that requires 3 years of work experience?
Many job candidates back down when they see requirements and skills that they don’t fulfill. But the reality is that most people will never be fully prepared for what’s to come.
Everyone ought to learn Fearlessness in the face of doubt and uncertainty as it allows us to move on when others have frozen up.
The last skill needed for Web3
You need to read through people’s bullsh*t
Choose the people you surround yourself with. Bad company corrupts good character.
– Kookoo, content creator behind Kookoo Crypto TV
As Web3 remains new, bad actors roam the space looking to pray on the unsuspecting. Even your favorite celebrities promote rugpulls.
That being said, the last thing you would want as you start your Web3 career is to be invovled with nefarious individuals and organizations.
You only have one identity and reputation so protect them with your life.
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