Getting a Job in the Cannabis Industry

Get a job in the cannabis industry? What a dream. The saying goes, “Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” 20 years ago working in the cannabis industry may have felt like a distant pipe dream but the industry is growing exponentially offering opportunities to pipe dreamers left and right. As the industry booms the demand for talented, dedicated workers increases making the landscape a little competitive.

Where Should I Look for Cannabis Jobs?

Looking for a job in cannabis has never been easier – in fact, New Frontier Data estimates the total number of legal cannabis jobs will grow from 340,000 in 2019 to 743,000 in 2025.

Security guards, graphic designers, real estate agents and more are transitioning their skills towards the cannabis industry and using their powers for good.

This week Tom and Miggy were joined by Danielle Schumacher, President and CEO of THC Staffing Group, to discuss where to find employment in the cannabis industry, competition, and how to stand out against other applicants.

How to get a job in weed industry

How Can THC Staffing Group help get you a job in the cannabis industry?

  • A recruiting company dedicated to serving the cannabis industry
  • A boutique staffing agency focused on inclusion
  • Providing hiring solutions for dispensaries, cultivation centers, ancillary businesses and nonprofit organizations focused on cannabis policy reform
  • Founded in 2014 by Danielle Schumacher and Shaleen Title
  • Combined 25 years of experience as activists, consultants, and recruiters for the cannabis industry
  • Headquarters Oakland, California
  • Offer resume reviews to strengthen your application

Resume and Interview Tips for Cannabis Industry

Getting into the cannabis industry for your next job is not the biggest change from your last job, except you can let your passion for cannabis now be a source of income.  Plus, it’s a legal source of cannabis income – if we ignore the federal law not being enforced. Here’s our bullet of tips for grooming your resume and getting that cannabis industry job.

  • Have a strong and genuine headline
  • Make sure to use an easy to read font
  • Send resumes as a PDF not Word document
  • Don’t have a multiple email addresses on your resume
  • A good rule of thumb is to have one page per decade of experience
  • A long bullet point list of skills at the top of your resume can bore hirers, it’s best to leave that info at the bottom of the resume
  • 10 years of illegal cannabis cultivation experience is still 10 years of cannabis cultivation experience
  • Don’t tell extended detailed stories about you or your family members medical conditions

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