No matter what industry that you decide to work in, forming and developing professional connections is the best way for you to have success in landing some of the best jobs. When you browse the various cannabis jobs listings, you will quickly notice that there lots of opportunities available, but employers who are looking to fill these vacancies usually choose somebody that they already know.
Creditability and trust are key characteristics that all prospective employees need to possess in spades. This is quite hard to get across to someone if you have never met them before, hence why it is easier for an employer to go with someone who comes personally recommended. For example, the employer doesn’t want to employ someone to work in a dispensary who they don’t know in case they steal the cannabis that is for the customers. There are also the rules that they must stick too so that the dispensary abides by state regulation.
Of course, what we mean by making connections doesn’t necessarily mean knowing your new connection inside out. It can just be a case of getting your name more widely known. A way to do this could be creating your own blog on the cannabis industry and maybe post commentary on the latest stories and developments in the industry. Another way is to go to local conferences and conventions and network with others. This is a great way to make connections with others. You never known what opportunities may come your way.
The Importance of Education
Central to the success of getting a cannabis job is training and education. Without both of these, it will be very difficult to land a job, even when you have made good connections. You don’t necessarily need to have a degree. I know for a fact that if you want to work as a budtender, employers will prefer someone who has experience of working with cannabis and someone who possesses a deep knowledge of the subject area rather than someone who has a degree.
You will notice that there are now manyonline “cannabis universities”, and recently there has been an increase in the number of offline training and degree programs available. These courses will grow in popularity as cannabis becomes more widespread.
We hope that this article has given you some food for thought.