recruiting

anonymous asked:

How will I find a job as a game developer? I am very worried about this, because I am probably going to start a university degree in game design and development soon. But once I have everything and I'm ready to go, what do I do? Where do I find it? I have a huge fear of "my dream job" not being possible or safe, is it true what they say that studying and wanting to be a game developer isn't safe?

Assuming you’ve built a decent resume and feel confident enough in your skills to secure employment in the industry, you need to start approaching companies to convince them you’re worth hiring. There are many ways to apply for positions in the gaming industry. I’ll list the more common ones, ranked by the likelihood of getting a callback from lowest to highest. Most of this is via personal experience (I’ve got a lot of experience looking for work in the industry) and not statistical, so your mileage may vary.

#8. Unsolicited application with no opening listed via company website

You go to the company website you want to work for, don’t see any listings for something that might fit, but click the ‘Send us your resume anyway” link. I’ve think I’ve gotten a single response this way in all my situations looking for work. It’s better than nothing, but not much. This is the least likely way to get a response. Most of the time, it’s the equivalent of tossing your resume into the trash.

#7. Application to a posting on company website

This is usually where a lot of newbies try it first. Not really knowing where to go, they’ll write up a cover letter and send it with their resume to the company’s website for a specific job posting. Sometimes it works. Most times it doesn’t. Studio websites can often go for long periods of time without updating the job openings. I remember seeing the same openings listed at a studio website for weeks after they had massive layoffs. You might get lucky, but most of the time your response rate will be little higher than #8.

#6. Oh, I know a guy who works for…

A random friend might know somebody (who knows somebody) who works at a game studio, but not necessarily someone related to your field. This usually also ends up being a dead end since a friend of a friend might not have any insight or particular loyalty to a candidate who knows somebody who knows her. Unless that artist knows you and can vet you, this is only a slight step above “apply at the website” because that person really doesn’t have much reason to care. Without a reason to pull for you, your resume will most likely get put onto the pile with all the others.

#5. Application via specialized job aggregator sites (e.g. Gamasutra, Creativeheads, LinkedIn, Monster, etc.)

Applying via job aggregator sites is usually a step above applying via the company’s website. The benefit of going to a job aggregator is that you can see the posted update date, as well as see multiple postings from multiple potential employers in the field. It also means that the job opening is (most likely) live, because a recruiter from the hiring company actively posted those openings up to be filled. The older the posting, the less likely you’ll get a response.

#4. Recruiters at Job Fairs/Industry Events

The game industry will host events every so often like E3, GDC, Gamescom, etc. At some of these events like GDC, there will often be a recruiting section where studios with job openings will be accepting resumes and handling interviews behind closed doors for special candidates. Larger publishers or studios will also often host job fairs at local universities for things like internships for students. These present a great opportunity to interact directly with a human being who’s there to speak to candidates. You won’t always get a callback - it still depends on what openings they are hiring for and your experience level - but you’ll be able to shake hands with someone and ask questions of a real live person. You can also get some near-instant responses - if they want to talk to you, you’ll usually get an invite to come back to talk with a hiring manager, or possibly even an invitation to a party. Even if you don’t get these, it’s a good way to get your resume directly into the hands of hiring managers, especially those you may not have heard of or considered before.

#3. Industry Headhunters

There’s a number of staffing talent agencies out there who seek to match hiring managers with candidates. These headhunters get paid based on whether the opening gets filled, so they may push you towards jobs you may not necessarily want in hopes of getting you a job and get paid. That said, they have direct connections to hiring managers and their paycheck hinges on getting you a paying job, so they are a good way to find a job at a studio that needs someone with your skillset. It might not be a studio you were thinking of, or the job you imagined, but headhunters are a great way to get opportunities that you wouldn’t have thought of on your own.

#2. Studio Recruiters

Sometimes the recruiters will reach out to you. This usually doesn’t happen to people looking for entry level jobs, but even a single shipped game or some amount of relevant experience will get you the occasional recruiter looking to fill an opening. If they contact you, it will generally be because you posted your information somewhere liked LinkedIn and they think you might be a decent fit as a candidate for an opening they have. 

#1. A friend on the inside

Similar to #8 above, but when you actually know somebody who works at the studio (optimally in a development capacity) and can vouch for you. This is probably the best way to make sure that your resume gets seen by the right person, and often it’s a win-win situation since your friend will likely get some sort of monetary bonus if you get hired. That said, this isn’t available for everybody. It’s just the way you have the highest chance of getting a response.

Overall, it’s really about finding the companies that are hiring, and matching up your expertise with the right opening. As with any beginning endeavor, try to avoid being super picky right out of the gate. You might have your heart set on working for Blizzard, Bioware, Ubisoft, Rockstar, Bethesda, or some other famous AAA studio, but there are a lot of other people who want to work for them too. Concentrate on finding a job and building your experience and skillset instead of holding out for your dream job right out of the gate. And remember - even if you get a callback about a possible job, you still need to actually pass the tests and interview process to get the offer. This is just the initial approach to the entire process of the job hunt.

Come play with us! FFXIV sales!

Newegg.com currently has the digital PC of ARR download (US) for %70 off, or $5.99 for the game. Heavensward is 50% off at $19.99. Enter promo code EMCKKNT58 at checkout for 15% off on top of the discounts.

If you’ve ever thought of starting out, now’s the time! Hit me up in an ask for a recruitment codes if you would like to get in on the bonuses seen here! :) Or if you want to play and can’t afford the base game, I’ll throw a game code your way once I receive them. I grabbed some copies while the sale was going on so I can invite people. ^^ Grow our community, support the game!

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Even before being called to Federal service in August of 1917, the California National Guard was training with tracked armored vehicles.

The C.L.Best Tractor Company of San Leandro, a agricultural tractor manufacturer and rival of Stockton’s Holt Caterpillar Company, built two prototype tanks based on their Model 75 tractor.

Undated photographs, show one of the tanks training with an infantry unit of the California National Guard, probably the 5th Infantry Regiment (after August 1917, the 159th Infantry Regiment, 40th Division).

One tank was used for recruiting purposes in San Francisco on 4 July 1917.

I love women so much. So I left a box of tampons in the bathroom because I bought one of those multi size packs and all that was left was a size I don’t use.

Well I checked today and someone added more tampons (different sizes and brands) along with liners.

There’s a machine where we can buy them, but our recruits are making minimum wage. I love that out of nowhere women just shared.

Release o33 + Recruiting and Donations!

So…yeah, it’s been a while since our last solo group release, and I sort of apologize that it’s only one project *sigh*

as for the project itself, it’s been N years since the last release of this project, and I’m really sorry for the SUPER DUPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER LATE update, well, most of you probably know the reason, but also, there’s been some issues with the project itself, so release was not an option with this project. I was actually surprised that no group decided to continue from our last release??? (unless someone already has and I’m just not aware) but, lol? so anyway, here’s the project a LOT of you I think have been waiting for. TBQH, when I was scanning this 415641231841 years ago, I did a double take because 1) there’s no sex,  2) THERE IS NO SEX and 3) RIO IS SO FUCKING CUTE AND HE LOOKS JUST LIKE HIS UNCLE AND I’M JUST ATYSDFVGBKLQANWLKN. WHUT O_O and so, without further ado, here’s the lovely baby :)

Title: Kuroneko Kareshi no Afurekata
Author: Sakyo Aya
Rating: PG13
Chapter 3: Download

Heehee, also, we are still recruiting!!! Any lovely souls out there willing to help??

We are in need of:

♔ Translators (preferable japanese, since most of our projects are in japanese)
♔ EXPERIENCED Cleaners and Redrawers
♔ Typesetters
♔ Editors
♔ Quality Checkers
♔ Graphic Artists (for banners, recruitment pages, and other random add-ons)
♔ Raw Providers for both non-yaoi and yaoi projects

If interested, just check out our Join Us tab for more information :) and once again, we are in need of donations in order to buy more projects, which might actually help us release faster since the more project, the more people to help? (HOPEFULLY) any amount will do, thanks guys!

also, if anyone has more questions or wants some one-on-one talk with yours truly (LOL) just hit me up at our ask.fm page, which you can find in our contact us tab on the right of the blog :D we are also in need of donations for more books that will come, any amount will do. Thanks guys!

Once again, thank you for the support, and hopefully, our readers will continue to do so in the years to come :D

|| caxiahtic ||

bostonherald.com
Lawmen address MS-13 scourge

We have to do something about it.Starting in September, three teenagers were killed in East Boston by MS-13 in four months.
Its break after break after break until someone like the U.S. Attorney steps in, he said.
Thats why they were killed, she said at a community meeting about violence last night at East Boston High School.
The federal indictment states the gang has been recruiting members inside East Boston High School.
Renee Scalfani, 45, an East Boston resident, said shes very concerned about gang recruitment at schools and the violent consequences of saying no.

Release o34 + Recruiting and Donations!

aloha minna!! Here I iz again…with a new release (whoa, finally, a consecutive release nice *thumbs up* [caxi fail]) lol, anyway, to those who have sent me emails recently, I apologize for the long wait before I could reply. I had some issues going on RL, and I’ve been busywith this project, so I have had no time to reply, but once I release this, I will be getting to you, so just hold on!

As for this project, I want to thank the staff who did a job well done with this! Also, I’m not sure how to rate this tbqh, like, okay, there’s no sex, but…there’s parts showing a book with sex so…well, it’s just one page, so I’ll probably rate this lover than R18, hahaha. Also, have you guys noticed that it sort of looks like another knb DJ or smth?? Like how Kichiku Encount is like an AoKise DJ AU, to me, this one looks like a NijiKuro DJ AU, like srsly, am I the only one seeing this or is there anyone else???? but anyway, here’s the new release :3

Title: Kari Kare!!
Author: Takagi Ryo
Rating: PG13
Chapter 1: Download

Heehee, also, we are still recruiting!!! Any lovely souls out there willing to help??

We are in need of:

♔ Translators (preferable japanese, since most of our projects are in japanese)
♔ EXPERIENCED Cleaners and Redrawers
♔ Typesetters
♔ Editors
♔ Quality Checkers
♔ Graphic Artists (for banners, recruitment pages, and other random add-ons)
♔ Raw Providers for both non-yaoi and yaoi projects

If interested, just check out our Join Us tab for more information :) and once again, we are in need of donations in order to buy more projects, which might actually help us release faster since the more project, the more people to help? (HOPEFULLY) any amount will do, thanks guys!

also, if anyone has more questions or wants some one-on-one talk with yours truly (LOL) just hit me up at our ask.fm page, which you can find in our contact us tab on the right of the blog :D we are also in need of donations for more books that will come, any amount will do. Thanks guys!

Once again, thank you for the support, and hopefully, our readers will continue to do so in the years to come :D

|| caxiahtic ||

I want to start a ragingly successful company so I can hire people but then go all levels of absurd on the hiring process.

Like, when the person comes in for their interview just give them a blank piece of paper and a vast array of miscellanious things like pasta and pens and pipe cleaners and just be like “impress me”.

And then after they have an aneurysm, be like “Okay, now you have to beat me in badminton-chess.”

Aran’onos Anore is Recruiting

Aran’onos Anore encourages the Sin’dorei people, in a fragmented world, to discover new and better ways of being together. Living, learning, and teaching the principles of community, we serve as a catalyst for individuals, groups, and organizations to:

.Communicate with authenticity
.Relate with respect
.Deal with difficult issues
.Seek, honor and affirm diversity
.Bridge differences with integrity
.Take responsibility for our actions and make amends     where possible
.Practice forgiveness for ourselves and others


Our approach encourages tolerance of ambiguity, the experience of discovery, and the tension between holding on and letting go. In our work to empower others, we remember our reliance upon the Spirit within and beyond ourselves as well as others.


If you are interested in joining, please contact:
Azuriann, Kairos, Kaustus, Kil’anas, or Daspen

Aranonosanore.tumblr.com

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[Dating Sim?] Patrick's Pastries
Patrick makes pastries... In a pastry shop... What better way to find love than over a cute doughnut? -------- SYNOPSIS REALLY FUCKING SIMPLE. PATRICK OWNS A PASTRY SHOP AND GETS LADIES WITH HIS PASTRIES OKAY? OKAY ---------- CHARACTERS ON THE NEXT PAGE CHARACTERS: PATRICK- A lovable and

OKAY SO, thebunnyofevil and I are making this an actual game.
AND WE NEED ARTISTS!! 
AND VOICE ACTRESSES!

For the artists we would love to see your sketches and samples for each of the characters :) 
The final stage we need Sprites and CGS for scenes~

And for voice actresses, the roles open are Scarlett, Jenna, and Isabelle~
Feel free to look through their bios and send me a sample of how you feel they should sound.

This is a NONPROFIT project, so compensation will be crediting and connections made with myself and Micheala for future work :) We are always looking~

Send your samples to patrickseymourva@yahoo.com
THANKS PASTRIES!!

Did you know that The Cosplay Medics are always recruiting?

 Have you always wanted to help people out and love cosplay? Then join us!

Just download and fill out our application here and email it back to us at thecosplaymedics@gmail.com and make sure to include in the subject line your name + medic application (instructions are on the link provided)

We only ask that you be 18 years or older and are aware that this is a non-profit group run by volunteers and since we are based in South Florida, that you understand that this will be a travel-heavy job as we’ll be helping at conventions around South Florida.

Recruiting Cleaners!

Hey guys! We have a lot of scripts ready but we don’t have cleaners available! D; Please, if you can help us or if you have experience in cleaning manga, then help us out here! D:

We need cleaners for the following:

- Hello Again by Ichikawa Kei
Sore o Koigokoro to Yobu no Nara by Ichikawa Kei
- Ani no Senaka by Sagami Waka

Email us at: mxr.scans@gmail.com

TIA

Toshishita no Otokonoko 1!

Hey guys! We have a new project today!

I know a lot of you guys have been looking forward to this manga and we can finally release Chapter 1!

For this project, we really, really need experienced cleaners and typesetters so if you’re interested, head over to our recruitment page and follow the steps!

Anyway onto the release. So this is Toshishita no Otokonoko by Hiro Chihiro. 

Here’s the synopsis:

He’s younger than her, cute and friendly but he’s a boy…

One morning, Mihoro, a girl with four younger brothers, helps Miyao-kun, a boy one year younger than her and, somehow, they end up eating lunch together. 

She thinks he’s cute and like a brother, since he seems to be attached to her, but when she says that to him, he suddenly gets unhappy and says, “I’m younger than you but I’m not your brother”?!

The cute and unfathomable you…why can’t I tear my eyes away?

So you can read it on Batoto here or download it off Mediafire here!

Enjoy my lovelies!

– RemiD