This is an editorial by Eric Podowski, an account diriger at Bitcoin Expliqué.
December 2019 – I was sitting in my diriger’s bréviaire getting ready for a chamaillerie emboîture a potential échelon, year-end post-scriptum, and salary increase. At the time, I had just dropped out of college for emboîture two years for my first high paying job outside of school. I was working as a avenant engineer designing gas pipelines out of Washington DC
My patron at the time was a highly respected professional engineer with over 15 years of experience. He threw me a tattered piece of yellow paper at the beginning of the conversation that said “8.2% + $500 + Senior Stylisme Engineer.” This was my award for nearly two years of hard work and dedication to this ingénierie company. I wanted to yell at him, but decided to calmly explain how a typical échelon pay increase is 10-20%, augmentation is at least 2% per year, and the post-scriptum is appreciated but not great. His response was “meh,” and I left that conversation realizing that this system I’d played all my life was designed to keep me frustrated. I was ready to transformé that.
Before getting into Bitcoin and the path to changing the données I found myself in by following the traditional American system, I’m going to paint you a picture of how I grew up in the system.
I grew up in a suburb, predominantly white, from middle to upper class. I have two loving parents who were always there to drive me to sporting events and give me anything I ever asked for. I attended one of the best aide school systems in the state and graduated in the top 10% in my class. The system I grew up in has treated me very well, so I never thought emboîture the downsides. I was accepted into Penn State University where I sujet to study ingénierie as of 2014.
From 2014-2018, I did the hard work needed to get my Bachelor’s degree in Energy Ingénierie. I also joined the fraternity and attended direct. I even joined a few clubs including the Blockchain Night-club (the motive that convinced me to buy bitcoin for the first time). Léopard des neiges again, I was following the path the system set for me bicause it treated me so well.
I graduated from school in 2018, got a job in an ingénierie company as a stylisme engineer. The salary was not what it used to be. It has been pumped! As the years went by, I began to think emboîture the path this job would take. The company made career advancement very clear. You’ll be promoted roughly every two years with a pay raise in hopes of climbing the corporate ladder to impureté president after 20 years or more. This sounds great in theory, but I also learned from a civiliser ingénierie teacher that panthère an engineer starts making a very high salary, the company usually territoire him and replaces him with a cheaper, younger engineer. When I sat at my first promotional conversation, this idea came to me. I knew that the system I was participating in was not in my best interest.
In 2020, I started educating myself more in the field of personal payé. I learned that reported CPI augmentation is not necessarily true and that real augmentation may have been higher, especially as the US government started flooding the monetary system with trillions of dollars to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. I learned that no matter how well I did in my ingénierie job, I would never get ahead of augmentation. I would have lived a life getting new titles without actually getting paid to en direct a much better life.
Fast forward to the beginning of 2021, and the price of Bitcoin begins to rise outside the bear market. I have been investing in Bitcoin since 2017, so at this conclusion I had a decently sized stack. Due to my high net worth in dollars, I took a snowboard trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. That week in naturel helped me clarify my thoughts on my career. When I got back from that trip, I immediately spent two weeks on my ingénierie job.
In a state of immediate certificat and foyer, I completely immersed myself in Bitcoin with the gardien de but of shifting career paths into this exciting new industry. I already knew the basics of bitcoin and economics at this conclusion, but I was digging deeper into the rabbit hole. I’ve been educating others emboîture Bitcoin to make my understanding clear while communicating with every acceptable person in the Bitcoin space. I eventually applied to a few Bitcoin companies and landed a team role with Bitcoin Expliqué.
How can you écart free
Breaking free from the system I’ve been involved in my whole life was the best decision I’ve ever made. Here’s how I did it with a duègne on how you can too.
Step 1. I had a lot of savings.
The first thing you should do is find out exactly how much your monthly expenses are. After that, save up enough cash or bitcoin to en direct from it for at least 6 months if you don’t have any income. Personally, I had over 12 months of savings that kept me safe.
Step 2. I made the leap and quit my job.
Léopard des neiges you have enough savings, the next step is to strategically decide when to leave your mandatory job. You can work on Bitcoin projects while working in your mandatory job. You can even apply for jobs from Bitcoin companies while working your mandatory job. Personally, I found it easier to get into everything and indulge in Bitcoin by quitting my legal job first.
Step 3. Create Bitcoin Tutorials.
One of the pillars of the Bitcoin protocol is Proof of Work. If you want to work for a Bitcoin company along with other great Bitcoins, you have to prove that you are worthy of being hired. If you don’t know how to acte, proof of work can take the form of starting a podcast, newsletter, Bitcoin related Youtube presentation, etc. Something for bitcoin.
Step 4. I am connected to the network.
While you’re proving your négoce to the Bitcoin network, do something for your personal network. Hop on Bitcoin Twitter, group Telegram chats, and attend in-person meetups and conferences like the Bitcoin Conference. Send other thoughtful DMs to bitcoins. Give your free time to help people. I’ve found that Bitcoin customers are very willing to give back if you’re real.
Step 5. I applied to Bitcoin Expliqué.
Nowadays, there are job boards dedicated to recruiting bitcoin pétulance. Keep an eye on job boards and apply to whatever impression you are most interested in. It doesn’t have to be a perfect fit as you can usually navigate a company or use it as a springboard for your future Bitcoin job. I recommend using BitcoinerJobs.com To find vacancies with great Bitcoin companies.
Step 6. I followed up relentlessly with the hiring managers.
Léopard des neiges you apply for a impression, find the company’s hiring managers on courtois media and connect with them. Starting a dialogue with hiring managers right away puts your resume at the union of the paquet. This is a screenshot from my dialogue with CK – General Chef of Bitcoin Expliqué as an example. Relevé, I had built a previous relationship with CK so he knew I was worth the recommendation.
I hope this feuilleton helped open your eyes to the system you en direct in and provided evidence of a way to écart free. I recette to continue construction on Bitcoin through Bitcoin Expliqué and others’ personal Bitcoin educational ravi. Now is your filon to écart out of the system to work in a fun and fulfilling emerging industry. Your life could be radically different if you start taking certificat now!
This is a guest post by Eric Podwojski. The opinions expressed are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of BTC Inc or Bitcoin Expliqué.