Connect to succeed. That is the advice from cannabis jobs specialists http://jobs.cannabis.net if you wish to get involved in the cannabis industry. The more connections you make, the greater chance of you landing your dream job. Employers tend to hire candidates that have come to them with some form of personal recommendation, as trust is a big element in the industry, especially if you have no prior experience.
It is not uncommon for an employer to hire someone that they don’t know and the new employee subsequently goes on to break the rules (whether knowingly or unknowingly) which could land the business in a lot of trouble. This is why it is important that the employer can trust the new candidate.
Forming a connection doesn’t necessarily meaning knowing the person you have made a connection with inside out. Being “well known” could be achieved by writing regularly for a cannabis blog, or attending industry events and networking with others. You’d be surprised how effective this process can be. Don’t be afraid to speak with others at these events, as everyone who attends conferences are looking to network with others too.
Training is Key…Get Experience
Nearly every employer in the cannabis industry will require you have some form of training or experience in the cannabis industry. They don’t want to spend time and money on training someone up when there are plenty of candidates available who do have the required experience.
You may have a university degree, but this doesn’t necessarily mean you will be guaranteed a job. Some employers prefer people who have worked in a similar role before taking on their new job. It is possible for yourself to learn the basics by completing a course at one of the many new cannabis universities. They often offer experience programmes as part of their courses. These courses are becoming a lot more prestigious, as many top names in the industry now teach the material.
If this sounds like you something you’d like to get involved in, it is vitally important that you check that the course is fully accredited. This ensures it is recognized by employers. Also, we would recommend that you search for reviews of each course you are looking to enroll with, as this will give you a good idea as to whether it is worth completing from people who have done it themselves.
If you feel you are ready to find and apply for a job in the cannabis industry, it is possible to search for jobs in your local area by using the cannabis jobs near me tool at http://jobs.cannabis.net/cm/candidate/search_jobs.