Make a Career in Web 3.0 in Six Months

Web 3.0 came with dozens of new professions, while new ones appear as we speak. It's a myth that only IT-educated people can work in these positions or that you need years to catch up. According to a viral Tweet from the founder of Future of the World, Misha da Vinci, it won't take you longer than 6 months to get a career in Web 3.0.

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Illustration: Milica Mijajlovic

“Web 3.0 is loaded with non-tech career opportunities. But 99% don’t take the right steps”, she wrote.  

So, what steps do you need to take to get a job in the Web 3.0 industry?   

Furthermore, what positions are available for those without advanced IT knowledge?  

Read on to find out. 

How to Get a Job in the Web 3.0 Industry?  

Web 3.0 goes hand in hand with FOMO. As it appears, there’s a whole new world that everyone’s a part of, yet you know nothing about it. But confidentially – we’re all new here.  

That’s not to say there aren’t the ones who understood the benefits of Web 3.0 much earlier and from whom we’re learning about the potential to transform the world as we know it in a positive sense.  

You’ll notice I said ‘world’, not ‘internet’. That’s because blockchain technologies can affect all aspects of our lives – healthcare, finance and banking, entertainment, transport, education… Having that in mind, it means that each of us can contribute to that change, right? This further means each of us can, if we want to, have a career in Web 3.0.  

How come? Just like everything else, we start by informing ourselves. In other words, you’ve already taken the first step by reading this article. 

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Tadej Kurepa, Project Manager of Digital Serbia Initiative 
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on this year’s edition of Splet Tech Conference 

Available Non-Tech Positions  

Working in the Web 3.0 environment isn’t defined by new positions as much as by their unique approach to traditional professions. In the words of the eCommerce director of Infostud Group, Dušica Vilov, non-tech people are crucial for the success of any business.  

“For instance, 2/3 of our company doesn’t have a background in IT, but they were crucial for the success we have today. IT business is a business just like any other. An advantage is that you can use existing practices to help you advance in your goals. The only difference compared to the traditional business model is the environment”, she explained at Splet Tech Conference. 

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Photo Illustration: Freepik

As she mentioned, some of the non-tech opportunities for a career in Web 3.0 are:  

In addition, you can still consider traditional finance, law, accounting, marketing, HR, or office management positions. 

Knowledge base 

When you’re just entering this field, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the available information. To ensure you don’t give up before giving yourself a chance, we list valuable resources to help you with your learning process. You can save them later to be sure you’re up to date.  

Crypto Canon   

Two entrepreneurs, Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz were generous enough to share their database of must-reads, articles, and videos about blockchain. These links are categorized by field to help you navigate, and you’ll be surprised that some of them date back to the 80s. 

Courses  

There are countless online courses created by relevant individuals or institutions, many of which are free of charge. Keep in mind that a higher price doesn’t necessarily mean better quality, so make sure you don’t fall into the trap of someone taking advantage of the current Web 3.0 hype. As for eLearning platforms, we recommend Coursera, SkillShare, LinkedIn Learning, and Udemy. Some of the most popular blockchain-related courses are: 

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You can listen to the course for free if you click on ‘Audit the Course’.

Podcasts 

If staying focused on a video seems like too much of a hassle, or if you prefer audio content, we have good news for you. Web 3.0 is a hot topic among podcasters, no matter which streaming platform you use. Most of them are tackling the basics, and eventually, you will find your favorite niche, whether Metaverse, football, marketing, or feminism. 

  1. Web3 Academy  
  2. Women of Web3  
  3. Football in Web 3.0  

Twitter and Discord  

You’ve probably used these two platforms, but they add another value in the context of Web 3.0. They’re your #1 source of the most recent information about what’s happening in blockchain. Suppose you start following relevant figures and join communities that share your interest. In that case, your knowledge base will expand rapidly, and you’ll make new contacts and specialize in areas of your choice. However, experienced Discord users advise turning off your notifications and direct messaging because otherwise, you’ll be swamped by suspicious inquiries. 

Youtube  

Many experts and other experienced people aren’t present on eLearning platforms, but their knowledge is beyond valuable. If they’re also good at sharing their skills, you’ll most probably find them on Youtube. A good starting point in this field would be channel Whiteboard Crypto or lessons from Tim Roughgarden

Educational Platforms about Web 3.0  

Once you get a glimpse of what blockchain is, we encourage you to try out this in-depth learning method. There are a few specialized platforms to help you advance your Web 3.0 understanding. They’re primarily using gamification methods to keep you motivated (such as Duolingo), e.g., lessons are split into smaller, achievable segments, usually with a beautiful design. You’re naturally driven to keep learning by reaching another level, seeing it as entertainment rather than a responsibility. A good example is Layer3

Job openings in Web 3.0
As we mentioned earlier, the job market was expanded by a whole new field, an important one that will dominate the internet's future. Not only that, but this industry is very welcoming for those willing to learn about blockchain, no matter the previous knowledge.
With that in mind, numerous job search platforms were created, with openings in Web 3.0 organizations:
  • The Web3 Talent Directory 
  • Cryptocurrency Jobs 
  • DAO Match
  • Gaby’s Web3 Job Board
  • She256 Job Board 

Many of these platforms are sensible toward working with diverse profiles, such as NEET (young people outside of the education system or unemployed), LGBTQ+, and others. Plus, some are female-lead and therefore considered a desirable working space that promotes women’s empowerment and gender equality.  

Nonetheless, occupations in this field can also be found on regular platforms, such as LinkedIn or, if you’re looking for freelancer work, Upwork and Fiverr.  

Last but not least, don’t be surprised if the recruitment process looks different than what you’re used to. As one Tweet perfectly captured: 

A journalist by day and a podcaster by night. She's not writing to impress but to be understood.