As the concept of the Metaverse becomes even clearer to us, we begin to discover the possibilities of what a parallel, virtual world entails –like the ability to own digital assets, buy virtual land… and get an actual job. With prominent tech companies stepping into the Metaverse via either purchasing digital assets or creating their own, the interest in developing the landscape of Web3 has also risen. For example, Facebook (now Meta) has declared plans to help build the Metaverse by tapping into the wealth of tech talent in the EU and producing ten thousand jobs in roles that play into working to shape the virtual world.
The metaverse is currently moving quickly towards significantly impacting the future of work. Founded on the culture of remote work afforded to us as a result of the pandemic, it may be truly revolutionary for organizations if they could combine the benefits of face-to-face interaction with the freedom provided by remote work to work from anywhere, anytime we choose. Even Bill Gates has expressed that the pace of change will be far quicker than we may anticipate. In this article, we explore the factors that will impact your ability to land a job in the Metaverse.
How to Get a Job in The Metaverse
With roles like Metaverse Planner, AR & VR engineering, Metaverse Ecosystem Developer, and Metaverse Asset Advisor popping up in conversations about Metaverse jobs, there are a few things you’ll need to know to be able to find your dream virtual job.
Understand how the Metaverse works.
You cannot fully comprehend the virtual job landscape without understanding the technology it is built on. Gather information about the Metaverse, and work towards experiencing the multiple facets of the virtual world for yourself. It will prove to be a useful tool in anticipating work trends and making the best use of them. We explore some of the foundational knowledge you will need in our introductory article to Web 3.0.
Build relevant skillsets.
If you want to find employment in the metaverse, you’ll need to demonstrate that you have the appropriate level of technical knowledge and experience or expertise. Depending on what job you’re looking to get, you may build skills ranging from mastering high-level machine languages to 3D illustration and animation. Jobs on the metaverse span from typical tech-related roles like augmented reality engineering, to adapted real-world roles like Metaverse PR manager. The skillset you work to develop has to be suited to your chosen field.
Establish a brand identity that is relevant to your preferred field
After you have gathered proven skills in a chosen area, you must make a name for yourself in the industry. Whatever field or job description you’re exploring, especially if it is creative, develop and regularly update your portfolio. If you’re looking into virtual tech, display projects you’ve worked on in the past. And if your job interest lies in a Metaverse marketing or PR position you can try growth hacking, or devise an innovative social media marketing strategy.
Explore possibilities in the future of work and tech
Do research, explore new frontiers, and even write. Writing about an unexplored field is one of the fastest and most effective methods to both gather information and recognition in that field. It is similar in some ways to the process of developing your brand, but it takes that process one step further. Read in-depth and intelligent articles. It is a huge possibility that the Metaverse will have an even greater influence on society than the internet had in its early days, and you don’t want to be caught lacking.
This is as important as all the previously mentioned steps, especially as you can do this on both virtual and physical fronts. Networking in the metaverse is even more exciting considering that the digital avatar you are interacting with may very well turn out to be some tech CEO, co-founder, or executive. Even if they’re not, valuable information makes its way through networks and you may very well be talking to someone who has the info you need.
As soon as you have a clear notion of the skill set you can provide to an organization, you may start looking for jobs. And the first step in uncovering those incredible opportunities is to pinpoint the particular field of the Metaverse in which you have the greatest interest and expertise. Check out our article on the Web3 land sale to learn more about how the Metaverse works!