The community manager role is probably the most competitive role in the web3 ecosystem, so this is an open guide on how to get a job as a community in the space.
1. Choose the part of web3 you want to specialize in
When hiring a community manager founders want to know what part of web3 gets you excited and how much you know about that particular aspect of the space. This way you have a massive advantage as your average community manager is not well learned on web3.
Participate in other web3 communities of the aspect of web3 you’ve chosen to specialize in. For example, if you choose to become an NFT community manager then joining a lot of NFT communities and participating in their day-to-day dealings is a sure-fire way to both gain experience and also be able to build a network of people who will probably be hiring at some point.
A very effective way of becoming the community manager of a web3 startup is by ‘taking charge’. What do we mean by taking charge? when you see a project you resonate with and they are hiring, instead of just putting in an application you can take charge by simply joining the discord server and start managing the community. This way you’re already showing the founders what you’ll do if you get hired not just telling.
This is a massive advantage as most people don’t get into the weeds you’re giving yourself an edge.
Making connections in web3 is the best way to thread the web3 path, make friends and genuinely talk to people. In web3 the best way to the next job is through a friend and a friend of a friend.
5.Join Servers that interest you
As earlier said making connections is important in web3. Joining various servers and being active is a great way to showcase your skills and get noticed
A case study of someone getting a community manager role via making connections:
Jane joins an NFT discord server early on and begins to partake in the day-to-day conversations of the community.
When the project launches, it sells out. So now the team has funding to hire a community manager.
They put up a post saying that they’re hiring a community manager.
Jane applies for the role by texting the team, whom she already had a connection with. What better person to hire than someone already engaged in the community pre-funding.
Now jane gets hired by the NFT project as she doesn’t need to prove herself to the team.