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Proof of Talent presents a show dedicated to the individuals currently working in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, telling their stories and providing tips to help break into the industry yourself!

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Proof of Talent presents a show dedicated to the individuals currently working in the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, telling their stories and providing tips to help break into the industry yourself!

    Scaling Open-Source: Lessons on Talent & Community from OP Lab's Head of People

    Scaling Open-Source: Lessons on Talent & Community from OP Lab's Head of People

    Welcome to the latest episode of the Proof of Talent podcast featuring Stephanie Vieira from OP Labs! Discover the unique approach and values that set Optimism apart in the crypto space. Stephanie dives into her personal journey and shares key strategies for creating a thriving open-source ecosystem.
    Here are three key takeaways:
    - **Balancing Open-Source Values with Capital Funding**: Stephanie discusses the challenge of sustaining open-source values while obtaining necessary capital. OP Labs aims to fund open-source software through retroactive public goods funding and extends support to other initiatives beyond open-source.
    - **Innovative Ecosystem Collaboration**: The "op stack" forms the core protocol that enhances scalability and delivers a seamless user and developer experience. The company emphasizes a collaborative and horizontal approach, sharing knowledge and candidates across other super chain companies. This includes key partnerships, such as working with Base on core initiatives.
    - **Cultural Intentionality and Sustainable Growth**: OP Labs prioritizes a strong, vibrant, and collaborative company culture, focusing on treating employees well. They follow a deliberate hiring process, aiming to grow sustainably by integrating external teams through grants. Their goal is to eventually decentralize and empower the community.
    🌟 If you're curious about the crypto space or considering a career in Web3, take Stephanie's advice: stay curious, consume information, and get involved through DAOs, conferences, or hackathons. Tune in to the full episode for more insights and explore job opportunities within the Optimism ecosystem at optimism.io.
    At Proof of Talent, we support job seekers in the crypto, blockchain and web3 space. If that's you, reach out to us below!
    Send in your resume: https://proofoftalent.my.site.com/SubmitResume
    Need help hiring? https://proofoftalent.co/book-consult
     

    • 43 min
    The Recipe for Success in Web3 Talent with Olivia Marder

    The Recipe for Success in Web3 Talent with Olivia Marder

    In today’s episode, we're thrilled to welcome an inspiring guest, Olivia Marder, the Director of Talent at Magic, a company that's pioneering the transition of web2 users into web3.
    From her journey that led her from restaurant management into tech recruiting, to her discovery and passion for the crypto space, Olivia shares her unique insights into talent acquisition in this rapidly evolving industry. We dig into how a company's mission drives success, the critical role of open-minded leadership, and why having a strong belief in a vision matters for everyone on the team.
    Olivia brings to light the significance of authenticity and communication in sourcing the right fits for a transformative culture. She shares her strategies for assembling an effective executive team and the importance of promoting core values within a startup environment.
    Join us as we explore with Olivia Marder the art of cultivating a team that’s ready to tackle the challenges and seize the opportunities of tomorrow. Without further ado, let's unravel these insights on this episode of the Proof of Talent podcast.
    Proof of Talent offers recruitment services for individuals seeking roles in the crypto industry and companies looking to grow their teams.
    Send in your resume: https://proofoftalent.my.site.com/SubmitResume
    Need help hiring? https://proofoftalent.co/book-consult

    • 36 min
    The Evolution of Talent Acquisition in Crypto with Sarah Howe

    The Evolution of Talent Acquisition in Crypto with Sarah Howe

    Today, we're diving into a candid conversation with our guest, Sarah Howe from ConsenSys. With a talent journey that has seen her rise from Protocol Engineering Recruitment to Head of Talent Acquisition, Sarah is here to share her insights on navigating challenges and driving growth within the web3 space.
    Today, she'll reveal how ConsenSys maintains its culture through open communication, creating a nurturing environment that emphasizes trust, adaptability, and transparency, as well as the lessons she's learned since 2017.
    Proof of Talent offers recruitment services for individuals seeking roles in the crypto industry and companies looking to grow their teams.
    Send in your resume: https://proofoftalent.my.site.com/SubmitResume
    Need help hiring? https://proofoftalent.co/book-consult
     

    • 42 min
    Hiring Trends in the Crypto Market: Q3 Wrap-Up by Proof of Talent

    Hiring Trends in the Crypto Market: Q3 Wrap-Up by Proof of Talent

    Here is a quick review of Q3 2023 from my perspective at Proof of Talent. We talk specifically about the hiring and employment landscape and discuss the main things I've seen. 
    Here are three key takeaways that you need to know:
    🌟 Q3 was unexpectedly the best quarter for Proof of Talent, despite the overall downturn in the crypto market. We have seen a significant number of placements and revenue during this period.
    📈 Hiring in the crypto industry is not dead! While the number of companies hiring may not be as high as in previous years, there are still opportunities available. Early-stage companies, in particular, are actively looking for new talent to fuel their growth.
    ⌛️ Job interviews in the crypto space may take longer than usual. Companies are being cautious and in some cases, nervous about the uncertain landscape and funding availability. As a job seeker, be prepared for a potentially longer job search. And for employers, having a quick and efficient interview process will give you a competitive advantage in securing top talent.
    Proof of Talent offers recruitment services for individuals seeking roles in the crypto industry and companies looking to grow their teams.
     
    Send in your resume: https://proofoftalent.my.site.com/SubmitResume
     
    Need help hiring? https://proofoftalent.co/book-consult
     

    • 10 min
    Navigating the Ups and Downs: Scaling a Digital Asset Company with Amy Kalnoki, COO of Bitwave

    Navigating the Ups and Downs: Scaling a Digital Asset Company with Amy Kalnoki, COO of Bitwave

    Amy Kalnoki, COO and co-founder of Bitwave joins us to discuss her transition from enterprise software to the crypto space, the challenges of scaling a company in the ever-changing market, and the importance of building a strong team, especially in a remote work environment.
    We chat about how Amy has led her team through bull and bear cycles in the crypto market and how Bitwave views the scaling of headcount for their team.
    We also discuss the recent IRS guidance on cryptocurrency transactions and the implications for businesses in this space. Plus, we'll bring you updates on Bitwave's upcoming virtual conference, the Enterprise Digital Asset Summit, and how you can get involved.
    https://www.bitwave.io/ for more details on Amy's company
    For info on the recent digital asset summit held by Bitwave: https://info.bitwave.io/enterprise-digital-asset-summit-goes-virtual-register-for-free
    Proof of Talent offers recruitment services for individuals seeking roles in the crypto industry and companies looking to grow their teams.
    Send in your resume: https://proofoftalent.my.site.com/SubmitResume
    Need help hiring? https://proofoftalent.co/book-consult 

    • 34 min
    The Hiring Trilemma: Speed, Cost and Quality... with Zack Skelly of Dragonfly Capital

    The Hiring Trilemma: Speed, Cost and Quality... with Zack Skelly of Dragonfly Capital

    In this episode, we sit down with Zack Skelly, a seasoned expert in the recruiting and talent space within the crypto industry. Zack brings a wealth of experience to the table, having worked with notable organizations such as 0x and Dragonfly Capital.
    In his current role at Dragon, he supports over 100 portfolio companies with hiring and talent strategy. This interview is a must-listen for companies looking to enhance their hiring processes, as well as for job seekers interested in understanding how companies in the crypto space approach talent acquisition.
    Throughout the episode, we discuss various trends and challenges in the talent landscape, specific to the crypto/web3 space. We chat about the impact of market liquidity, stability, and compensation strategies on hiring efficiency, as well as the benefits and complexities of token compensation.
    Zack Skelly on token comp (blog post): https://medium.com/dragonfly-research/token-compensation-for-web3-startups-47621640a6ba
    Proof of Talent offers recruitment services for individuals seeking roles in the crypto industry and companies looking to grow their teams.
    Send in your resume: https://proofoftalent.my.site.com/SubmitResume
    Need help hiring? https://proofoftalent.co/book-consult 

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
216 Ratings

216 Ratings

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