Crypto has had its ups and downs but even in the current bear market, some companies are still innovating and growing. With this, companies are looking for top talent to join their team, so how do you stand out from the crowd?
Here at Plexus HQ, we’ve put together the top 5 interviewing tips to help you land your dream job in Crypto and Web3, which include:
- Know the company and product
- Be active and involved in the ecosystem
- Relax and be yourself
- Be prepared, come prepared
- Know their competition
Let’s dive in.
Know the company and product
It may sound obvious but before you even hit the ‘Join Now’ button for your online interview, make sure you know who you’re interviewing with.
And by that, we don’t just mean knowing the name of the person who’s interviewing you. We mean in-depth research about the company, their product offering and the space they operate in.
So, what are the key things to research for an interview?
Our advice would be to find out more about the following:
- How are they positioning themselves in the market? What makes them different?
- What are the company’s values, and how do they talk about themselves?
- What’s the latest news about the company? Have they recently received funding, new team hires, recent launches?
- What does the product do? How are they helping their customers? What’s the use case for their product?
Be active and involved in the ecosystem
As Web3 and crypto becomes more popular and ‘mainstream’, it’s one thing to be interested in it and another to be actively involved in the ecosystem of your choosing.
If you’re serious about a job in Web3, particularly if you’re wanting to transition from Web2, then our biggest advice to you would be:
Find your niche and interest in the ecosystem. Understand it. Be involved in the community. Show your interest so the company knows you’re serious about what they’re trying to achieve in the space.
Relax and be yourself!
There is a lot of excitement and hype when it comes to Web3, Crypto and Blockchain. Although it’s been around for a few years now, the space is still relatively young – meaning there is a lot of opportunity and scope to grow.
You’ll likely find that many of the Founders, CEO’s and CTO’s don’t fit your typical stereotype (think older person in their 50’s wearing a suit). Instead, you’ll find a younger generation leading the charge, creating a much more relaxed culture.
Being adaptable and collaborative are all key things our clients look for but above all, just be yourself.
Be prepared, come prepared
As is standard in most interviews, companies may set a practical assignment that will assess your technical abilities and knowledge.
Be prepared for it! Companies will give you plenty of time to do your assignment, use that time wisely to get your presentation together. This is a competitive space, so you’ll want to stand out from other candidates that are also in the running.
Whether it’s technical, product focused or design-orientated; don’t forget to reflect their branding or best practices by including their brand colours and adopting their language.
Know their competition
Similar to our first point, make sure you do your research on the company’s competitors. Who are they? What are they doing?
In the interview, clarify how can you help them ‘outdo’ their competitors.
Our final tip: Web3 and crypto are heavily influenced by trends and are extremely fast-paced environments, so keep an eye on the top companies in the space, how they’re evolving and how that will likely influence other brands.
Some of the above points may not come as a surprise to you but they are fundamental, valuable tips that sometimes get forgotten when interviewing.
But most importantly:
If you want to work in Web3, Crypto or Blockchain, get involved – this will give you a huge advantage in the long run.