One of my goals this year is to help 10,000 people get hired in the bitcoin/crypto industry.

We have already made considerable progress, but here are more details on my plans.

1/ First, I had to find a team to help me. This is where @CJSakamoto15 comes into the story.

Colton kept sending me great memes (seriously!). We got to know each other, I pitched him on the idea, and he agreed to be CEO of the employment efforts.

Solid team βœ…
2/ Once I had a team, we built and launched our first product β€” the crypto job board.

Companies like Coinbase, BlockFi, Gemini, Bitwise, Kingdom Trust, Amazon, and TIME have all listed open roles.

We are now #1 job candidate referrer to many of the largest companies in space.
3/ So just how impactful is the job board already?

There have been more than 26,000 people who have applied for jobs through the product, including many who have been hired.

We consistently hear from HR teams that the job board was a game changer for their recruiting efforts.
4/ The job board is not enough by itself though.

Many HR teams continue to tell us that talented people are applying for roles, but they don't have the foundational bitcoin or crypto knowledge.

Some companies will take a chance on people, but most get nervous around this.
5/ To solve the problem for candidates who lack foundational knowledge, we created an Intro to Crypto course.

The first cohort was 35 people & we hand-fed HR teams with competent, educated candidates.

Numerous people were hired already and many others are in interview process.
6/ One person from the course said:

"Prior to this, I was learning about crypto through YouTube, but the experience is so much better when you can learn alongside actual people and through live lectures. Pomp and the team really build a world class crypto course."

"The cohort-based model plugs you into a community of learners that turns into a valuable network. After completing the course, recruiters from top firms instantly treated me as a serious candidate with the requisite knowledge to transfer into a career in crypto ecosystem."
8/ While I have enjoyed creating thousands of pieces of free content over the last few years, it is obvious to me that I'll have to do more to help 10,000 people transition into the industry this year.

We must build products that will touch a few million people annually.
9/ If you're looking for a job in the industry, you can do the following right now:

Apply for jobs:

Get educated/certified:…

We're not perfect yet, but we're working on improving both of these offerings.
10/ Lastly, there will be more that we build and launch in the future.

It is going to be difficult to hit the 10,000 person goal, but we are off to a fast start so it is encouraging.

If you have any ideas or suggestions on what else we can do, please message me or @CJSakamoto15
11/11 The work we are doing won't be for everyone.

Some people won't like what we build. Great! Go build something better.

Some people won't use the products. Great! Hopefully others build better ones.

I just want to see the industry succeed. Hopefully our small effort helps.
UPDATE: I forgot to mention that the next cohort of the course starts on Tuesday.

You can still sign up here:…

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