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Ep. 15 (Season 2): What’s Up With The Crypto Compliance Job Market ???

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Youtube Video: https://lnkd.in/gspT8nRC

Welcome to the episode 15 of the 2nd season of “WE WERE ON A BREAK” - Ross Voice. The series where the host, Stephen Brent Sargeant (Compliance Consultant to Bitfinex) talks to industry professionals during the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) quarantine and gains industry insights and expertise. Has the Big Resignation finally caught up to the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry ?? Stephen dives deep into what the crypto compliance market looks like from a recruiter, consultant and trainer standpoint and discusses the importance in all industry players to educate themselves

In this session, Stephen shares insights on the current state of the crypto compliance community looks like globally and speaks to professionals that both have blockchain investigations experience and those that don’t. He also provides enlightening opinions on what hiring managers can do to retain top talent
**This interview was recorded on January 5, 2022

**Disclaimer**

The views and opinions expressed in this episode (and all episodes) are those of the host and the guests. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of their employers, contractors or any organization they may be affiliated with now or in the future.

Discussion Topics:
The state of the crypto compliance job market
•The great resignation – Does it really exist ???
•People just have more options
•Even if you hated your job before / wfh / and the extra leniency and less pressure makes that somewhat shitty job look real good
•People are going to be leaving jobs they really like, just because there are so many more opportunities and new niches like nfts, dao and defi to explore
What professionals with blockchain investigations experience or advanced practical experience need to know
•You got options – you are in short supply – push your chest out and walk around like the peacock you are
•Be weary of the high paying shit shows --- yes you know which ones I’m talking about. Operating in major markets without a solid compliance program
oOr the ones too busy to write a job description
•You have options – find a place that you will actually enjoy working and where you feel there is room to grow or be connected with mentors / like minded professionals
•Work with recruiters – yes i know very bias of me to say
•Look at emerging blockchain companies that haven’t built out their compliance department but have raised a tonne of money (start connecting before positions are posted)
•Stop lacking confidence – just because what you are doing doesn’t feel that hard or complex, your skillset is still in high demand
•Dog years – 1 year crypto is like 7 in traditional compliance – use that to your advantage
•Look into opportunities to provide consulting / advisory work on adhoc or equity exchange
•Remember you got the chips – you are interviewing these companies
What professionals without blockchain investigations experience or advanced practical experience need to know
•This reminds me of 4 years ago when i started – enthusiasm is really the only barrier
•Network with your blockchain buddies – many know of jobs that aren’t posted or have a good idea of who has approached them for jobs and might be able to help
•Grab some quick certifications / or attack youtube aggressively
•Apply even if you don’t have certs / strong traditional skills are still in high demand
•Check out my post on how to be job ready for less than $250 – and take a vacation week off and bang out everything that week
•Confidence is key – stop worrying that you have no experience – you should be able to learn how to conduct an investigation on the blockchain via various courses – just explain what you would do in that position
•Although its not impossible – not everyone is going to transition at same pay / seniority as current traditional job
•My thought process is start early in some place where you like the team and think you can get most exposure to different compliance functions and other departments / that experience will pay dividends in pay later on
•Get paid in crypto and live beneath you means / stack equity
What companies need to know
•It’s a candidates market and your thoughts around compensation and work experience really don’t mean anything if you can’t find anyone to fill your roles
oUse house and bidding wars example
•Spend more time and resources investing in your current employees – they are your best recruiters
oMany professionals may entice their traditional peers to want to take the leap – if you employee feels like they are part of a good company
•This includes developing ways to give your current employees more exposure
oLeading or attending events /meetings
oWorking groups with international law enforcement etc
oTraining / speaking / thought leadership opportunities
oCompensation
•Pay a premium for great fits and professionals with positive mindsets
oYou just don’t need someone filing SARS
oYou need them to identify typologies / create reports / make connections with industry peers etc
•Don’t sleep – many companies did not take a break during the holidays from hiring – that luxury doesn’t exist
•Stop with the grueling 4-5 touchpoint interviews



Stephen Brent Sargeant (Host)
•LinkedIn (Best way to reach me) - linkedin.com/in/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams
•Instagram (Everyday type stuff) https://www.instagram.com/stephen_b_sargeant/
•Twitter (I communicate in GIFs) - https://twitter.com/lifesgt
•Business Related Matters (Let’s Collab): [email protected]

Resources
•3 CRYPTO COMPLIANCE JOBS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (LinkedIn Post) - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_cryptocurrency-compliance-aml-activity-6884495612910411776-k5SE
•How To Be Crypto Compliance Ready In 2022 For Less Than $250 - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_aml-compliance-blockchain-activity-6878701236447674368-XIP2
•The Chainalysis Crypto Crime Report: https://go.chainalysis.com/2021-Crypto-Crime-Report-demo.html?aliId=eyJpIjoiSFhodzNcL0tGMFkySzV5TlUiLCJ0IjoibE1TWFwvTDM2Y0lENHJhVFpOekVQeUE9PSJ9
•The Elliptic Typologies Report https://www.elliptic.co/resources/typologies-concise-guide-crypto-leaders
•TRM Talks – Short 10 minute webinars: https://www.trmlabs.com/category/trm-talks
•Intro To Cryptocurrency Forensics & Investigation: https://www.udemy.com/course/intro-to-cryptocurrency-forensics-investigation/
•Certified Bitcoin Professional: https://cryptoconsortium.org/certifications/cbp/
•Mastering Blockchain: https://www.amazon.ca/Mastering-Blockchain-Cryptocurrencies-Decentralized-Applications/dp/1492054704/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1RHT8RMV0SRDY&keywords=mastering+blockchain&qid=1639972556&s=books&sprefix=mastering+blockc%2Cstripbooks%2C74&sr=1-4
•Investigating Cryptocurrencies: https://www.amazon.ca/Investigating-Cryptocurrencies-Understanding-Extracting-Blockchain/dp/1119480582


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Joining a new startup is scary as it is, listen to this episode to avoid common pitfalls . Mentioned in this episode: Breadcrumbs, Amber Scott, Circle Impact, Peter Warrack**This interview was recorded on January 6, 2022**Disclaimer**The views and opinions expressed in this episode (and all episodes) are those of the host and the guests. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of their employers, contractors or any organization they may be affiliated with now or in the future. Discussion Topics:It’s all in the approach •Random linkedin message without using your name / or telling you anything about the job •Was it through a recruiter – is that recruiter reputable in the space •Did the message seem spammy and they are slow to reply if you respond Research The company •Look for redflags oAre they offering products without a compliance program oDo they have existing Compliance program / policies proceduresoCheck their Terms of Service do they mention anything about AML or is it a very vague and general statement oHigh turnover oNegative mediaoAre they in regulatory turmoil oDid the company start after the bull run (conferences in 2017) oSpeak to current and former employees and master connectors in the industry Does this company fit what you want•Remember the dream job requirements challenge amber gave me – does this position meet your requirements oIf you growth and exposure you may go to a smaller company with a smaller team reporting directly to CCO/CAMLOoIf you are looking to effect societal change than maybe companies like Circle with Circle Impact might be more appealing to you oIf you want to travel – working for international organization or remote opportunities where travel may be more regular etc Show Me The Money!! Maybe!•Be weary of companies that are offering you way above average salary – there is usually some internal / external issues•A company having capital is important / however you may be able to get in and get equity before the next raise and have some long term upside •If you are a one man/woman show make sure you are well compensated as your duties will be big and its your reputation on the line Don’t listen to me or anyone else •Go with your gut / you always get a feeling when something doesn’t seem right •Ask a lot of questions in the interviews around the things that matter to you (i.e culture etc.)•Don’t be desperate or take shortcuts just for the sake of getting a job Stephen Brent Sargeant (Host)•LinkedIn (Best way to reach me) - linkedin.com/in/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams•Instagram (Everyday type stuff) https://www.instagram.com/stephen_b_sargeant/•Twitter (I communicate in GIFs) - https://twitter.com/lifesgt•Business Related Matters (Let’s Collab): [email protected] •3 CRYPTO COMPLIANCE JOBS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (LinkedIn Post) - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_cryptocurrency-compliance-aml-activity-6884495612910411776-k5SE•How To Be Crypto Compliance Ready In 2022 For Less Than $250 - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_aml-compliance-blockchain-activity-6878701236447674368-XIP2•The Chainalysis Crypto Crime Report: https://go.chainalysis.com/2021-Crypto-Crime-Report-demo.html?aliId=eyJpIjoiSFhodzNcL0tGMFkySzV5TlUiLCJ0IjoibE1TWFwvTDM2Y0lENHJhVFpOekVQeUE9PSJ9•The Elliptic Typologies Report https://www.elliptic.co/resources/typologies-concise-guide-crypto-leaders•TRM Talks – Short 10 minute webinars: https://www.trmlabs.com/category/trm-talks•Intro To Cryptocurrency Forensics & Investigation: https://www.udemy.com/course/intro-to-cryptocurrency-forensics-investigation/•Certified Bitcoin Professional: https://cryptoconsortium.org/certifications/cbp/•Mastering Blockchain: https://www.amazon.ca/Mastering-Blockchain-Cryptocurrencies-Decentralized-Applications/dp/1492054704/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1RHT8RMV0SRDY&keywords=mastering+blockchain&qid=1639972556&s=books&sprefix=mastering+blockc%2Cstripbooks%2C74&sr=1-4•Investigating Cryptocurrencies: https://www.amazon.ca/Investigating-Cryptocurrencies-Understanding-Extracting-Blockchain/dp/1119480582Background Music (beat name: Leslie)•Goose Goddi (Music Producer) - https://instagram.com/goosegoddi?igshid=1paia8lwy2x3o•Beats Can Be Found On Amazon Music - https://www.amazon.com/Music-Station-Goose-Goddi/dp/B08B4BLCH1
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He also provides enlightening opinions on what hiring managers can do to retain top talent **This interview was recorded on January 5, 2022**Disclaimer**The views and opinions expressed in this episode (and all episodes) are those of the host and the guests. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of their employers, contractors or any organization they may be affiliated with now or in the future. Discussion Topics:The state of the crypto compliance job market •The great resignation – Does it really exist ???•People just have more options •Even if you hated your job before / wfh / and the extra leniency and less pressure makes that somewhat shitty job look real good •People are going to be leaving jobs they really like, just because there are so many more opportunities and new niches like nfts, dao and defi to explore What professionals with blockchain investigations experience or advanced practical experience need to know •You got options – you are in short supply – push your chest out and walk around like the peacock you are •Be weary of the high paying shit shows --- yes you know which ones I’m talking about. Operating in major markets without a solid compliance programoOr the ones too busy to write a job description •You have options – find a place that you will actually enjoy working and where you feel there is room to grow or be connected with mentors / like minded professionals •Work with recruiters – yes i know very bias of me to say •Look at emerging blockchain companies that haven’t built out their compliance department but have raised a tonne of money (start connecting before positions are posted) •Stop lacking confidence – just because what you are doing doesn’t feel that hard or complex, your skillset is still in high demand •Dog years – 1 year crypto is like 7 in traditional compliance – use that to your advantage •Look into opportunities to provide consulting / advisory work on adhoc or equity exchange•Remember you got the chips – you are interviewing these companiesWhat professionals without blockchain investigations experience or advanced practical experience need to know •This reminds me of 4 years ago when i started – enthusiasm is really the only barrier •Network with your blockchain buddies – many know of jobs that aren’t posted or have a good idea of who has approached them for jobs and might be able to help •Grab some quick certifications / or attack youtube aggressively •Apply even if you don’t have certs / strong traditional skills are still in high demand •Check out my post on how to be job ready for less than $250 – and take a vacation week off and bang out everything that week •Confidence is key – stop worrying that you have no experience – you should be able to learn how to conduct an investigation on the blockchain via various courses – just explain what you would do in that position •Although its not impossible – not everyone is going to transition at same pay / seniority as current traditional job •My thought process is start early in some place where you like the team and think you can get most exposure to different compliance functions and other departments / that experience will pay dividends in pay later on •Get paid in crypto and live beneath you means / stack equity What companies need to know •It’s a candidates market and your thoughts around compensation and work experience really don’t mean anything if you can’t find anyone to fill your roles oUse house and bidding wars example•Spend more time and resources investing in your current employees – they are your best recruiters oMany professionals may entice their traditional peers to want to take the leap – if you employee feels like they are part of a good company •This includes developing ways to give your current employees more exposure oLeading or attending events /meetings oWorking groups with international law enforcement etc oTraining / speaking / thought leadership opportunities oCompensation •Pay a premium for great fits and professionals with positive mindsets oYou just don’t need someone filing SARS oYou need them to identify typologies / create reports / make connections with industry peers etc •Don’t sleep – many companies did not take a break during the holidays from hiring – that luxury doesn’t exist•Stop with the grueling 4-5 touchpoint interviews Stephen Brent Sargeant (Host)•LinkedIn (Best way to reach me) - linkedin.com/in/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams•Instagram (Everyday type stuff) https://www.instagram.com/stephen_b_sargeant/•Twitter (I communicate in GIFs) - https://twitter.com/lifesgt•Business Related Matters (Let’s Collab): [email protected] •3 CRYPTO COMPLIANCE JOBS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED (LinkedIn Post) - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_cryptocurrency-compliance-aml-activity-6884495612910411776-k5SE•How To Be Crypto Compliance Ready In 2022 For Less Than $250 - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_aml-compliance-blockchain-activity-6878701236447674368-XIP2•The Chainalysis Crypto Crime Report: https://go.chainalysis.com/2021-Crypto-Crime-Report-demo.html?aliId=eyJpIjoiSFhodzNcL0tGMFkySzV5TlUiLCJ0IjoibE1TWFwvTDM2Y0lENHJhVFpOekVQeUE9PSJ9•The Elliptic Typologies Report https://www.elliptic.co/resources/typologies-concise-guide-crypto-leaders•TRM Talks – Short 10 minute webinars: https://www.trmlabs.com/category/trm-talks•Intro To Cryptocurrency Forensics & Investigation: https://www.udemy.com/course/intro-to-cryptocurrency-forensics-investigation/•Certified Bitcoin Professional: https://cryptoconsortium.org/certifications/cbp/•Mastering Blockchain: https://www.amazon.ca/Mastering-Blockchain-Cryptocurrencies-Decentralized-Applications/dp/1492054704/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1RHT8RMV0SRDY&keywords=mastering+blockchain&qid=1639972556&s=books&sprefix=mastering+blockc%2Cstripbooks%2C74&sr=1-4•Investigating Cryptocurrencies: https://www.amazon.ca/Investigating-Cryptocurrencies-Understanding-Extracting-Blockchain/dp/1119480582Background Music (beat name: Leslie)•Goose Goddi (Music Producer) - https://instagram.com/goosegoddi?igshid=1paia8lwy2x3o•Beats Can Be Found On Amazon Music - https://www.amazon.com/Music-Station-Goose-Goddi/dp/B08B4BLCH1
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    Ep. 14 (Season 2): Everything I Learned About Money And Success That I Wished I Knew Earlier

    37:39

    Everything I Learned About Money And Success That I Wished I Knew Earlier Welcome to the episode 14 of the 2nd season of “WE WERE ON A BREAK” - Ross Voice. The series where the host, Stephen Brent Sargeant (Compliance Consultant to Bitfinex) talks to industry professionals during the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) quarantine and gains industry insights and expertise. After spending 3 luxurious nights at the Ritz Carleton in Toronto, Stephen discusses everything he learned about money that has helped him go from earning $25/hour to over $170,000/ year. In this session, Stephen talks about some of the great advice he has received from his Performance and Success Coach, Hina Khan and how he has been able to apply it to his crypto compliance career. As much as professionals talk about money doesn’t buy happiness, there are some strong arguments about how to make more money and still be happy. For anyone that is looking for tips that can have a substantial impact on their bottom line, this episode is a must listen. **This interview was recorded on January 2, 2022**Disclaimer**The views and opinions expressed in this episode (and all episodes) are those of the host and the guests. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of their employers, contractors or any organization they may be affiliated with now or in the future. Discussion Topics:•Disclaimer: My Thoughts On Why People Get Turned Off About Money •Did I Hit My 2021 Financial Goal And Why I’m Transparent About Money •What I Learned About Money From Bob Proctor •Money Is Energy And The Abundance Mindset •Pushing Just A Little Every Time To Experience Luxury •Do More Than What You Are Paid For And You Will Be Paid For More Than You Do•Are You Ready To Receive Money And Have You Created Space For It •You Can Never Out Earn Your Self Image •We Don’t Get Paid By Our Employer, We Get Paid Through Our Employer•How To Talk To Your Boss About Money And Other Opportunities •Why Hiring The Right Coach Will Change Your Financial And Personal Future•Why Do I Think Its Important To Be Transparent About Money •You Have To Be Able To Walk Away From Money And Hold Yourself To A High Standard •Stop Looking At The People Sitting Next To You On The Front Lines As Your Measurement For CompensationStephen Brent Sargeant (Host)•LinkedIn (Best way to reach me) - linkedin.com/in/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams•Instagram (Everyday type stuff) https://www.instagram.com/stephen_b_sargeant/•Twitter (I communicate in GIFs) - https://twitter.com/lifesgt•Business Related Matters (Let’s Collab): [email protected] •Hina Khan (Coaching, Therapy, Mastermind, Couple’s Coaching): http://www.hinakhan.ca/ and [email protected]•Stand Out Of The Crowd To Elevate Your Career (Webinar): https://tcae.ca/stand-out-of-the-crowd-to-elevate-your-career•5 Ways To Get Started In AML (Guide): https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_a-5-step-guide-to-get-you-started-in-aml-activity-6496345660709830656-95sZ•Dream Job Checklist (Post): https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_dream-job-checklist-activity-6625374417709080577-kZpV•Ten Reasons You Aren't Being Considered For The Job: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ten-reasons-you-arent-being-considered-job-sargeant-cams-cbp•The More You Connect, The More Opportunities You Get: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_aml-compliance-activity-6676091997528330240-2pDpBackground Music (beat name: Leslie)•Goose Goddi (Music Producer) - https://instagram.com/goosegoddi?igshid=1paia8lwy2x3o•Beats Can Be Found On Amazon Music - https://www.amazon.com/Music-Station-Goose-Goddi/dp/B08B4BLCH1
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    Ep. 13 (Season 2): How To Be Crypto Compliance Ready In 2022 For Less Than $250

    20:48

    How To Be Crypto Compliance Ready In 2022 For Less Than $250Welcome to the episode 13 of the 2nd season of “WE WERE ON A BREAK” - Ross Voice. The series where the host, Stephen Brent Sargeant (Compliance Consultant to Bitfinex) talks to industry professionals during the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) quarantine and gains industry insights and expertise. Before we get into to the holidays, its only tradition to dress up like Santa Clause and Deliver as much value as possible, to help future crypto compliance professionals prep for 2022. In this session, Stephen talks about some of the free and less expensive resources to be prepared to get into blockchain analytics, to possibly use the blockchain investigation tools and to get up to speed with everything crypto compliance and blockchain investigations for less than the cost of Eth Gas fees on your favorite NFT project. Listen carefully to reveal how to get discounts on great courses and access to investigation tools **This interview was recorded on Dec. 19, 2021**Disclaimer**The views and opinions expressed in this episode (and all episodes) are those of the host and the guests. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of their employers, contractors or any organization they may be affiliated with now or in the future. Time Stamps (Return back to your favorite point of the episode):•(1:20) – Why The Crypto Crime Report Is One Of The Best In The Industry (mentioned: Chainalysis) •(3:50) – The Elliptic Typologies Report Is One Of The Most Underrated Reports In The Industry (mentioned: Elliptic, Liat Shetret, Tom Robinson, ManchesterCF)•(5:18) – What If You Don’t Like To Read And You Want To Listen To Great Crypto Compliance Content (mentioned: TRM Labs, Ari Redbord, OFAC) •(7:01) - The Sleeper Crypto Investigations Course (mentioned: Udemy, Victor Fang, Steven Yang) •(10:33) The Best Blockchain And Cryptocurrency Compliance Books To Read (mentioned: Lorne Lantz, Nick Furneaux, Asset Realty, Aidan Larkin) •(12:20) – What Is The First Course You Should Take For Blockchain Investigations (mentioned: C4, Peter Warrack, Michael Perklin, Shapeshift, Andreas Antonopolous, Rodney McInnes, Amber Scott, Joshua McDougall) •(15:05) – Summary Of All The Courses And Reports (mentioned: TCAE, Melanie Lefebvre, Ciphertrace) Stephen Brent Sargeant (Host)•LinkedIn (Best way to reach me) - linkedin.com/in/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams•Instagram (Everyday type stuff) https://www.instagram.com/stephen_b_sargeant/•Twitter (I communicate in GIFs) - https://twitter.com/lifesgt•Business Related Matters (Let’s Collab): [email protected]: •The Chainalysis Crypto Crime Report: https://go.chainalysis.com/2021-Crypto-Crime-Report-demo.html?aliId=eyJpIjoiSFhodzNcL0tGMFkySzV5TlUiLCJ0IjoibE1TWFwvTDM2Y0lENHJhVFpOekVQeUE9PSJ9•The Elliptic Typologies Report https://www.elliptic.co/resources/typologies-concise-guide-crypto-leaders•TRM Talks – Short 10 minute webinars: https://www.trmlabs.com/category/trm-talks•Intro To Cryptocurrency Forensics & Investigation: https://www.udemy.com/course/intro-to-cryptocurrency-forensics-investigation/•Certified Bitcoin Professional: https://cryptoconsortium.org/certifications/cbp/•Mastering Blockchain: https://www.amazon.ca/Mastering-Blockchain-Cryptocurrencies-Decentralized-Applications/dp/1492054704/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1RHT8RMV0SRDY&keywords=mastering+blockchain&qid=1639972556&s=books&sprefix=mastering+blockc%2Cstripbooks%2C74&sr=1-4•Investigating Cryptocurrencies: https://www.amazon.ca/Investigating-Cryptocurrencies-Understanding-Extracting-Blockchain/dp/1119480582Background Music (beat name: Leslie)•Goose Goddi (Music Producer) - https://instagram.com/goosegoddi?igshid=1paia8lwy2x3o•Beats Can Be Found On Amazon Music - https://www.amazon.com/Music-Station-Goose-Goddi/dp/B08B4BLCH1
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    Ep. 12 (Season 2): Everything Is A Test - Are You Passing Or Failing?

    15:12

    Everything Is A Test. Are You Passing Or Failing Welcome to the episode 11 of the 2nd season of “WE WERE ON A BREAK” - Ross Voice. The series where the host, Stephen Brent Sargeant (Compliance Consultant to Bitfinex) talks to industry professionals during the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) quarantine and gains industry insights and expertise. I’m going to let my community in on the #1 concept that has changed my career and how to access the biggest opportunities in cryptocurrency compliance In this session, Stephen talks about some of the some of the tests he has faced in his career and why treating everything like a test has given him access to opportunities beyond his imagination. This episode will completely change your level of self awareness and help you recognize some easy tests you can pass with a little bit of effort. Hope this helps that one person that may not know these tests were out there and now can recognize them and dominate. **This interview was recorded on Dec. 08, 2021**Disclaimer**The views and opinions expressed in this episode (and all episodes) are those of the host and the guests. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of their employers, contractors or any organization they may be affiliated with now or in the future. Time Stamps (Return back to your favorite point of the episode):•(0:40) – What Do I Mean By Saying Everything Is A Test?•(1:50) – Are You Being Tested By The Best In The Industry (mentioned: Peter Warrack) •(4:22) – What To Do When An Industry Professional Responds To Your Question With An Article / Podcast (mentioned: Dante Disparte) •(5:45) – How To Go Above And Beyond Without Being Asked To •(7:01) - How Do I Test Professionals Looking To Gain Advice And Insights From Me (mentioned: Gemma Rogers, FINTRAIL) •(8:33) How To Approach The Best In The Industry With 5 Mins Of Research •(10:35) – Everyone Is Giving You A Test (mentioned: Amber D. Scott, Outlier Compliance Group) •(11:05) – How To Add Value Upfront In Order Receive Useful Advice / Guidance •(12:25) - What To Do When Someone Gives You Resources To Learn From (mentioned: Chainalysis, Elliptic) Stephen Brent Sargeant (Host)•LinkedIn (Best way to reach me) - linkedin.com/in/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams•Instagram (Everyday type stuff) https://www.instagram.com/stephen_b_sargeant/•Twitter (I communicate in GIFs) - https://twitter.com/lifesgt•Business Related Matters (Let’s Collab): [email protected]: •How I Got Into Fincrime Compliance and Cryptocurrency) – Fintrail Podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/41075463•So You Want To Work In Crypto (Shelley Schachter-Cahm) - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_so-you-want-to-work-in-crypto-compliance-activity-6872520607905456128-9NPK•FATF Updated Guidance On Virtual Assets – What You Need To Know: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_fatf-updated-guidance-on-virtual-assets-activity-6862007690294558720-s0am•3 Tips To Prep For Crypto Compliance Interview - https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_aml-compliance-blockchain-activity-6876533429148676096-Rysr•How To Get A Job In Crypto – What Certifications To Take: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_tweet-aml-compliance-activity-6868919921863118848-fAB1Background Music (beat name: Leslie)•Goose Goddi (Music Producer) - https://instagram.com/goosegoddi?igshid=1paia8lwy2x3o•Beats Can Be Found On Amazon Music - https://www.amazon.com/Music-Station-Goose-Goddi/dp/B08B4BLCH1
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    Ep. 11 (Season 2): How To Get A Blockchain Investigations Job With No Experience

    19:52

    How To Get A Blockchain Investigations Job With No ExperienceWelcome to the episode 11 of the 2nd season of “WE WERE ON A BREAK” - Ross Voice. The series where the host, Stephen Brent Sargeant (Compliance Consultant to Bitfinex) talks to industry professionals during the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) quarantine and gains industry insights and expertise. I’ve decided to answer the most pressing question on future crypto compliance professionals minds. How Do I Get A Blockchain Investigations Job With No Experience?In this session, Stephen talks about some of the things he would do thinking outside of the box to create opportunities for you to display your technical and investigations knowledge in the blockchain space using blockchain analytics tools or simply creating investigations graph from start. If you were ever looking for a competitive edge in this crypto hiring frenzy, here it is. Ensure to watch the video and listen to podcast. Its too good to miss. Youtube: https://youtu.be/x5gn9dvpF54**This interview was recorded on Dec. 11, 2021**Disclaimer**The views and opinions expressed in this episode (and all episodes) are those of the host and the guests. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of their employers, contractors or any organization they may be affiliated with now or in the future. Time Stamps (Return back to your favorite point of the episode):•(0:20) – Do You Have Your Blockchain Certificates (mentioned: Chainalysis and Ciphertrace)•(1:00) – How Do You Ask The Best Blockchain Analytics Companies For Access To Their Tools (mentioned: Samantha Stutman, Chainalysis, •(2:28) – How To Use Open Source Data And Addresses To Recreate Investigations Using Chainalysis (mentioned •(4:19) – Focus Your Attention On The Newer Blockchain Analytics Companies (mentioned: Anchain.io, Breadcrumbs, Solidus labs)•(5:58) - How To Create Your Own Investigation Graph Using Canva And Showcase Your Investigations Knowledge (mentioned: Canva)•(8:25) How To Ask For Access Extensions For Blockchain Investigations Tools You Were Trained On (mentioned: Chainalysis, Ciphertrace, Pamela Clegg)•(9:09) – Simply Google Investigations Graphs And Add Your Insights (mentioned: TRM Labs, Elliptic, Chainalysis) •(10:31) – Record Yourself Going Through An Investigation And Spending A Little Money•(12:31) – Whatever The Result Is, You Will Stand Out •(14:07) – Spending The Money And How I Can Help You With The Video •(15:30) – The One Power Move In An Interview That Demands A Second InterviewStephen Brent Sargeant (Host)•LinkedIn (Best way to reach me) - linkedin.com/in/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams•Instagram (Everyday type stuff) https://www.instagram.com/stephen_b_sargeant/•Twitter (I communicate in GIFs) - https://twitter.com/lifesgt•Business Related Matters (Let’s Collab): [email protected]:If you are interested in Crypto Compliance, these will definitely help you in your career search:•TOP 5 NFT RESOURCES TO REVIEW IN DECEMBER: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_top-5-nft-resources-to-review-in-december-activity-6873993545447997440-hA1t•SO YOU WANT TO WORK IN CRYPTO COMPLIANCE / AML: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_so-you-want-to-work-in-crypto-compliance-activity-6872520607905456128-9NPK•10 NFT PROFESSIONALS YOU SHOULD FOLLOW ON LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_10-nft-professionals-you-should-follow-activity-6866021575364268032-_Jbi•FATF UPDATED GUIDANCE ON VIRTUAL ASSETS: What You Need To Know: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_fatf-updated-guidance-on-virtual-assets-activity-6862007690294558720-s0am•How To Get A Job In Crypto: Certification Edition: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/stephen-brent-sargeant-cams_tweet-aml-compliance-activity-6868919921863118848-fAB1Background Music (beat name: Leslie)•Goose Goddi (Music Producer) - https://instagram.com/goosegoddi?igshid=1paia8lwy2x3o•Beats Can Be Found On Amazon Music - https://www.amazon.com/Music-Station-Goose-Goddi/dp/B08B4BLCH1

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