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How can I start my career as a video game industry recruiter?

In this episode of Game Industry Career Guide Podcast, I answer a question from Ashley, who asks “My name is Ashely and I am a recruiter that is new to the Video Game recruiting world. I wanted to combine what I do with one of my favorite hobbies which is playing video games. I discovered your blog and see that you are an expert in the field. Do you have any advice for me as a recruiter or can you guide me to any blogs that can help me crack into this industry?”

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why recruiting is important to the game industry
  • Three challenges to overcome to break into game industry recruiting
  • A strategy for accelerating your transition into game recruiting

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5 Phone Interview Mistakes You Must Avoid

This article is part of our Video Game Job Hunt Guide. Read the full guide to learn how to write a strong resume, build a winning portfolio, ace your job interviews and more.

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The phone interview is your “movie trailer” to make them hungry for the feature film.

The phone interview is your first and best chance to make a strong personal impression.¬†Think of it as a “movie trailer” for your career, rather than the feature film: You want to mention the coolest things you’ve done, but only at a very high level. And you want to build a ton of interest and excitement in the short time you have.

Unfortunately, because they’re so short – usually only 20 to 30 minutes – there’s no time to recover if you stumble.¬†Avoid these top 5 mistakes that will cause hiring managers to give you two thumbs down during your phone interview. Read more ›

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Why the Recruiter Didn’t Call You Back (And the Hidden Silver Lining)

This article is part of our Video Game Job Hunt Guide. Read the full guide to learn how to write a strong resume, build a winning portfolio, ace your job interviews and more.

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Why do you suppose they still haven’t called you back?

Have you sent your resume to several companies and haven’t heard anything back? Did you even have an interview, which was followed by… radio silence?

You might be surprised at the reasons why companies don’t follow up on applications and interviews. The good news? It’s usually all about them, and not about you. Here are some reasons for their delays, and what you can do to push things forward – and even use the delay to your advantage.
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