How to start a career in cryptocurrency?

How to start a career in cryptocurrency?

No doubt, the crypto industry is the future of currency. As such, many people are interested in building a career in it. But because making a career in cryptocurrency is not all that straightforward. One question that puzzles many people is where to begin. If that is your case, this article will guide you on the steps to starting a career in cryptocurrency and some career options you have.

Steps to starting a career in cryptocurrency

The truth about starting a career in this industry is that there’s no one route. But whichever path you decide to take to start a career in cryptocurrency, it always entails the following five aspects.

A good foundation in the following steps will set you apart when you want to start a career in cryptocurrency. So, here are the steps to starting a career in cryptocurrency.

Step 1: Learn about cryptography

The first thing we’d advise you to do is to learn about cryptography. Cryptography is the whole essence of cryptocurrency. Think of it this way; there is no cryptocurrency without cryptography.

Cryptography is the technique of sending encoded messages. Cryptocurrency is rooted in sending and receiving encrypted codes. So, understanding cryptography means understanding the fibre of cryptocurrency. The good thing about learning cryptography is that you can use it in other industries apart from cryptocurrency. So, even if you decide to change your career later on in the future, your skill in cryptography will not be a waste but an added advantage.

Step 2: Familiarize yourself with cryptocurrencies

Next, take your time to learn about the different types of cryptocurrencies. In every industry, the more vast you are in the industry, the more likely you are to stand out the most. Cryptocurrency is no exception; you must familiarize yourself with cryptocurrencies as there are so many shitcoins and scammers in the industry. For example, Internet fraudsters see the potential in the industry because they know many people in it are still trying to wrap their heads around it. So, fraudsters capitalize on this and try to sell shitcoins to them.

So, familiarize yourself with different cryptocurrencies to mitigate being a victim.

Step 3: Evaluate your skills

Understanding cryptography is the fundamental skill everyone who wants to start a career in cryptocurrency needs to have. Apart from that, you can possess several other skills depending on the area you’re trying to specialize in.

For example, if you have advanced-level programming skills, you might want to consider pursuing a career as a software engineer or machine learning engineer in the crypto industry. Identify these skills and evaluate your strength in them.

Step 4: Network with industries experts

No man is an island of knowledge. It is always a good idea to learn from people who have been and gone through a process you’re about to go through. In other words, after choosing a career path you want to pursue, do well to connect with experts in that field. These experts will help you avoid unnecessary mistakes they made, thus helping you have a much smoother transmission from beginner to expert in any cryptocurrency field. Look out for forums, blogs, zoom meetings, conferences, etc., to meet mentors.

Step 5: Update your resume

Lastly, you can go ahead to review your resume. Update your resume with the skills and experience needed to apply for a job in cryptocurrency. When updating your resume, focus on tailoring it to fit a specific field you have a flair for and your skill sets and experience match. By reviewing your CV, you increase your chances of landing an interview.

You can read the rest of this blog on what skills you need to learn on our blog

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