How to get into games – the guide

My new guide lifts the lid on exactly what you need to do to give you the edge.

This comprehensive paper reveals the secret strategies used by top head-hunters and recruiters to get their candidates noticed. It will show you how to how to search out elusive, unadvertised vacancies that aren’t on the radar of the masses. It will give you a step by step guide to researching and approaching new contacts and show you exactly how to make the most of networking tools such as Linked In.

This comprehensive paper reveals the secret strategies used by top head-hunters and recruiters to get their candidates noticed.

The information contained will show you how to formulate an employment strategy designed to maximise your chances of success. Most people looking to get a job in games do one (or more) of these three things;

  • Look and apply for jobs they see advertised on websites (either directly on games company websites or on job boards).
  • Fire out a scattergun of speculative approaches to well known developers.
  • Use an agency to do the work for them.

This guide will set out the shortcomings of each of these methods and will give you the tools to formulate a much better and far more effective strategy.

It will give you the ability to work out which developers are likely to have junior vacancies and explain why these roles are rarely advertised on developers websites. By avoiding the hoards that are chasing the roles that are widely publicised you’ll learn how to target the areas where there is less competition.

It will show you how to effectively research and develop contacts within games companies, giving you the ability to get into the inner circle of games professionals.

It will show you how to avoid cold approaches to generic recruitment email addresses and give you the edge in getting noticed by the people who really make the hiring decisions.

It will reveal exactly how agencies work, how they charge their clients. You be able to make an informed choice on whether to use their services or go it alone using the strategies outlined.

If you do decide to use an agency it will show you techniques for how to get the recruiter on side and make sure they are giving you their full attention.

Be warned – the methods which my guide outlines are not quick fix solutions. To get a job in games you must have talent and requisite skills. This guide is designed for people who have completed (or are working towards completing) a relevant University degree and / or have attained strong development skills through hobbyist games making etc. The process described to maximise your chances of getting a job requires further hard work, dedication and a methodical approach to the job hunt.

If you’ve taken the time to complete a degree (or are in the process of doing so), the chances are you’ve invested tens of thousands of pounds in fees and living costs over the course of your studies. You’re serious about games and getting into the industry and need to carry that dedication forward into getting the job you’ve dreamed about.

With a little more time and effort this guide will help show you how to make the leap into work and make sure you’re giving yourself the best chance possible.

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