Cryptocurrency executive search the hardest recruitment job in the world?
The development side we get. Actually finding and hiring a crytocurrency developer is surprisingly easy. Crypto currencies are largely coded using modern programming languages like Python which is great and popular all rounder and GO which is good for speed and software engineers are dying to work on a sexy bitcoin or blockchain project and learn new highly valuable skills and experience.
Excluding the CTO or Technical Director roles, that aspect of building a crypto startup team is generally straightforward, although you naturally have to take a bit of a risk on category experience and the person being a self learner as there are no crypto university courses which can be possibly be up to date with current crypto trends.
Recruiting cryptocurrency executives for your startup when we don’t even know who the real big guy is
The reason its so hard to recruit a senior executive for your startup or new division is that its such an opaque, new and fast moving category where’s there’s a lot of self proclaimed experts contributing to the echo chamber.
Lets say you want a CTO with experience of building world class blockchain products to build and lead a team creating a hot new product. Which is perfectly reasonable. Yes the talent pool for this Ideal Candidate type is ridiculously low because they either don’t exist or right now are working on their own version of exactly that.
You are better off finding a group of exceptional crypto talent and getting them to collectively roast any potential candidate your Crypto executive search has brought you too and then just roll the dice.
And in that sense it’s kind of ironic that for such a tough hire no one even knows who (or whom) the big guy at the top, Satoshi Nakamoto the inventor of Bitcoin, even is.
And you’ll still never know if they are really any good.
How to hire a Cryptocurrency Executive
The only way we feel to hire effectively for a senior critical executive for your crypto startup or business division is to form a quorum of Crypt and technical experts from various fields and intensively validate the candidate at managerial, technical, industry knowledge and visionary levels and bring the pool down to only those who are a 90% pass on all categories.
Getting this panel together is needed and you will have to go external as it is very, very unlikely you have all the various experience internally unless you are an existing crypto play.
This is particularly true in any fast moving technological niche. but even more so for crypto which attracted early the mavericks and curious of the tech world who tend to shy away from wearing the big company badge.
The hiring quorum is also going to take a bit time but it will be worth it and we would suggest remunerating the members in some way as you’d want to still have a methodical recruitment process in terms of interview questions and that all takes time.
We hope this helps you in your hiring role. If you are interested in setting up a hiring quorum but don’t have time or the expertise then get in touch with Rainmakrr as we may be able to help.