Keen to join a Web3 startup – but don’t know how?
Tips to Stand Out
We want to improve your chances of getting hired. So, here are some tips we’ve learnt, having helped 1,000+ crypto companies around the world hire crypto talent.
- Tips to Stand Out
- ✅ Title: Use commonly understood Industry Terms
- ✅ Summary: Demonstrate your initiative & crypto knowledge
- ✅ Photo: Add a professional, friendly Profile Photo of yourself (or your NFT!)
- ✅ Check your grammar & formatting
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✅ Title: Use commonly understood Industry Terms
When describing your Role or Title, use an industry term that everyone uses – it’ll give you a higher chance of being searched by an employer.
You can always add more flair and personality in your Summary!
Don’t use Unclear, Vague, Cheesy titles – They’re unlikely to be searched by employers. 𝗫 Marketing Magician 𝗫 CS Whiz 𝗫 Data Expert 𝗫 Multi-tasker 𝗫 Storyteller 𝗫 Hype Man
Tip: Add flair about yourself in your Summary instead – not in your Title.
Do use Specific & Clear titles – You’ll have higher chances of being found. ✔ Marketing Manager ✔ Full-stack Developer ✔ Data Analyst ✔ Project Manager ✔ Copywriter ✔ Community Moderator
✅ Summary: Demonstrate your initiative & crypto knowledge
Web3 is a whole new world. Most Web3 companies are new startups – or new teams in bigger companies who are also figuring out stuff too.
This means that they’re probably looking for team players who are highly resourceful and adaptable – able to move fast and help the company grow.
The good news is that no one has 10 years of work experience in this space. So, showcase how you get down and dirty in crypto – including that side project & initiative that you’re working on!
HOOK: Explain why you’d be perfect for the Role
POOR – Don’t write long-winded descriptions about yourself. 𝗫 ”Good morning, my name is John, I am 30 years old. I live in XYZ. I am finishing my internship with ABC Corp and I am looking to work in blockchain...”
GOOD – Do go straight to the point about why you’re perfect for a Role (and add your own flair and personality!) ✔️ “I am a Community Moderator who loves to engage with people (they love me too). I’m very active in answering member queries, and I am fan of hyping up people on social media.” ✔️ “I am a Full-stack Developer who loves to build stuff. I built my first PC at 13 years old, even did some hacking in high school. Been interested in crypto ever since the earlier days of Ethereum in ~2015-16. I started investing in 2018, decided it was time to pursue a career in it by 2021.”
MISSION: Share what inspired you to join Web3
POOR – Don’t write descriptions that are too fluffy, unbelievable or desperate. 𝗫 “I’m passionate about this industry because it’s going to revolutionise the world.” 𝗫 ”Rest assured, you will never regret hiring me, because I make sure that I give my best in everything I do.” 𝗫 ”I need a job. Please help me so I can give my family a better life.”
GOOD – Do tell us your story – why and what specifically inspired you to join Web3. ✔️ “I’m inspired by XYZ DAO – they made me feel welcome when I joined the crypto community, and want to do the same for others who are new to a community that I manage.” ✔️ “I’ve been interested in crypto ever since the early days of Ethereum ~2015-16, started investing in 2018, decided it was time to pursue a career in crypto by 2021.”
EXAMPLES: Share what you’ve done in Web3/Crypto Web3 teams (or almost any startup team) all want to know if you can contribute actual value. So, share any initiatives & side projects you’ve done, to get down and dirty in crypto/web3.
POOR – Don’t spam keywords without giving examples of what you’ve done. Don’t just describe your responsibilities – because everyone in the same role is probably doing the same activities too. 𝗫 ”I have 5 years of working experience in Visual Design, Wireframing, Prototyping, User Research and Data Synthesis and Analysis”
Tip: Add these as Tags – not in your Summary
GOOD – Do give examples of crypto initiatives & side projects that you’ve done. Do describe how you contributed to the project, using adjectives. ✔️ ”I’ve created crypto explainer videos and content in my YouTube channel, as I wanted to share my learnings about Web3” ✔️ “I conceptualised, designed, and marketed ABC NFT to get started in growing a Web3 brand” ✔️ ”I have developed tokens such as ERC721, ERC1155, ERC20, and DeFi applications so as to learn more about tokenomics”
DATA: Back your accomplishments with Results
POOR – Don’t brag or ask for things you'll like to do, without proof that you can do it. 𝗫 ”I'm great as solving problems.” 𝗫 ”I’ll love to work on growth strategy.”
GOOD – Do prove your expertise & accomplishments by providing both: - Hard Quantitative data: Results & Impact you’ve achieved. - Soft Qualitative data: Describe the character & attitudes you’ve displayed. ✔️ “I took the initiative to set up operational processes, to ensure that issues are reported correctly, resulting in 95% satisfaction by the community, compared to 45% before implementation.” ✔️ ”I ran referral campaigns by reaching out to people across Twitter & DAOs, resulting in 25% growth of active users in XYZ Discord.”
✅ Photo: Add a professional, friendly Profile Photo of yourself (or your NFT!)
✔️ Smile! Show us that you’re friendly 😊 ✔️ Show us your face at a comfortable distance 🙌🏻 ✔️ Take a photo with good lighting 💡 ✔️ Wear professional clothing 👔 ✔️ Feel free to use your NFT as a profile pic 🤖
𝗫 Make sure we can see you – you’re not too close or far away!🧍♂️ 𝗫 Show a friendly, warm expression 😐 𝗫 Wear clothes, please 🙅♀️ 𝗫 Make sure that photos of your NFTs are not vulgar 🙈
✅ Check your grammar & formatting
99.999% of people are eliminated because of sloppiness.
Make sure your profile can be read without squinting, is properly formatted, and does not have typos! Remember, you’re trying to hook people to read your profile, so try to make it simple and easy to read!
Therefore, your goal is to help the reader get a gist of who you are – in 5 seconds.
Tip: Break up large blocks of text into smaller, more “digestible” ones – then run through a checker tool like Grammarly.
Hope these tips & examples help!