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David Smith - Managing Director

Interactive Selection is the market leading search and recruitment company specialising in games and entertainment.

Founded by David Smith in 1996, Interactive Selection recruits globally working with an international network that allows employers in any country to recruit both local and international staff. We do not advertise. Job seekers are attracted to the company by reputation and word of mouth.

Our service is free to job seekers. Let Interactive Selection do the work for you. We will advise you every step of the way looking out for your best interests.

We are dedicated to finding the best opportunities for our registered job seekers in over 200 client companies that include some of the biggest console, online games publishers and technology companies like 2K Games, Activision, CD Projekt, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, Havok,, Konami, Rockstar, Square Enix, Sony, UbiSoft, Warner Brothers and Webzen, as well as large and small independent studios and start-ups.

The strength of our offering in all formats – online/ web browser, mobile games and apps, cross platform casual games, console, mmo, gambling, social gaming, transmedia, serious games, 3D printing, games publishing, monetisation – is reflected in Interactive Selection winning the Best Service Provider Award 2013 by the UK game developer trade association, TIGA.

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We commit to the highest standards. Interactive Selection was the first recruitment agency specialising in games to join the REC, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, representing nearly 4000 recruiters in the UK. This body represents excellence in recruitment and demonstrates a commitment to high standards of service to both employers and candidates. David Smith is Vice Chairman of the REC's Technology Sector Group.

Interactive Selection is a socially responsible recruiter and founder of Women in Games Jobs, a global initiative to recruit more women into the games industry by promoting role models and giving encouragement and information to those seeking to work in games.

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Interactive Selection returns to Nordic Game Conference in Malmo, Sweden.
Tue, 09 May 2017 09:40:37 +0000

Interactive Selection will be back at the longstanding Nordic Games Conference in Sweden from 17-19 May 2017. David Smith will be moderating the Careers Panel on 17 May with some leading developers from EA Dice, Ubisoft Massive, Io-Interactive and Paradox Interactive. It can be difficult to get in to the games industry, and the hit-or-miss and project-based [...]

Interactive Selection offer the most experienced Non Executive Directors in Games sector.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:10:38 +0000

A non executive directorship is an appointment to the board of a company on a part time basis. The work of a non executive director (NED) generally involves making buiness introductions and attending board meetings, with the aim of jump starting the company’s success through the provision of experienced, intelligent advice to the company board, the chairman [...]

Interactive Selection is now posting news and jobs updates on Facebook. Like us!
Sun, 29 May 2016 11:25:35 +0000

Interactive Selection is now posting news and jobs updates on a page on Facebook. To receive these updates in your Facebook timeline, you need to click that you “like us”. We already have feeds through the Linked In and Twitter but we don’t want Facebookers to miss out if this is how you to choose to keep [...]

Seven years of the Women in Games WIGJ not for profit organisation.
Fri, 13 May 2016 14:54:14 +0000

Women in Games WIGJ was formed in 2009, initially as an information only website called Women in Games Jobs. It objective was to help recruit more women into the games industry by promoting female role models and giving encouragement and information to those women seeking to work in the games industry.

At the time only 1 [...]

Games Recruiter David Smith honoured with recruitment body’s Honorary Fellowship.
Thu, 10 Dec 2015 09:50:13 +0000

Interactive Selection is pleased to announce that its MD, David Smith, has been awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) in the UK. The Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) is the representative body for individuals working within the Staffing and Recruitment Industry. The award was presented at the IRP Awards lasts night [...]

Interactive Selection wins TIGA award for Women in Games WIGJ
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:41:45 +0000

Interactive Selection won another TIGA award for Women in Games WIGJ on Thursday 12 November. We were highly commended for the inaugural Diversity Award. Women In Games (WIGJ) works to recruit, retain and support the progression of women in the games industry by positively and actively promoting female role models and giving encouragement and information [...]

Interactive Selection is shortlisted again – this time for 2 TIGA Awards
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:20:58 +0000

We are pleased to report that Interactive Selection has been shortlisted for the Best Recruitment Agency award in the TIGA Awards 2015. Interactive Selection has also been nominated for its work in founding the Women in Games WIGJ organisation in a brand new Diversity Award. Interactive MD, David Smith commented, “TIGA have always been an [...]

Interactive Selection to speak at Nordic Game Conference May 20-22 Malmo
Sat, 16 May 2015 15:28:11 +0000

David Smith from Interactive Selection will be chairing a well anticipated panel at the Nordic Game Conference on May 20-22 in Malmo, Sweden. The panel takes place on Thursday 21st at 2.15  and the title of the panel is “Managing your Career in the Nordic Games Industry”.   Joining David on the panel with be Pia Bugge, [...]

Interactive Selection to speak at Quo Vadis Conference April 21-23 Berlin
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:32:15 +0000

David Smith from Interactive Selection will be accompanying Harald Riegler from Sproing to talk about “Managing your Career in the European Games Industry.” Following a set career path becomes more and more difficult as the games segment across related industries and games are made on even more different platforms. How does a student or young [...]

Interactive Selection write Best Practice Recruitment Guide for all of games industry.
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:15:43 +0000

We are pleased to remind all hirers that the Best Practice Recruitment and Selection Guide for all of games industry was written by Interactive Selection and published by TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry. The TIGA Guide is endorsed by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). The Guide, Recruitment and Selection: Best [...]