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Job search tips from Interactive Selection – the only global games recruiter

Job search tips from Interactive Selection – the only global games recruiter

At Interactive Selection we have helped thousands of candidates find fabulous jobs within the biggest and best companies in the most exciting industry on the planet.

Finding that perfect job sometimes takes time. If you are looking for work it is worth taking note of our ten steps to success...

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1

ALWAYS REGISTER WITH AT LEAST ONE AGENCY

 

You cannot know of all the vacancies that exist in the marketplace. It is our job to know. We don't promise to know every one, but we do know of 95% and more importantly, we know exactly who to get your CV to. Don't assume that all CVs sent to a company find their way to the right person's desk.

2

SELECT YOUR AGENCY CAREFULLY

 

Who has given you a good service in the past? Which agencies have a good reputation and which ones have appalling reputations? Ask around.

3

NEVER REGISTER WITH MORE THAN 1-2 AGENCIES

 

Candidates good at their jobs need only work with one agency (to help organise interviews for them). Candidates only average at their job should register with different agencies in different areas of expertise - they will need more help. Do NOT register with as many agencies as possible. Some companies reject CVs if received from more than one agency because they do not want disputes with agencies. Also individual recruitment consultants will not spend as much time on candidates that they know have registered with multiple agencies.

4

PUT TOGETHER A PROFESSIONAL CV

 

Speed isn't everything in finding your next job. Even top artists can design disappointing CVs. Get your agency to help with your CV. They are probably writing CVs every day of the week and they know what makes a good one. You may only do it once every few years. The top agents will send you a copy of the CV they are using. Have you seen yours?

5

THINK ABOUT YOUR JOB HUNTING STRATEGY

 

Think about what you realistically want from your next job. Apply for jobs that you stand a chance of getting! A senior artist job in one company may be just as prestigious and well paid as a lead artist in another company. Be flexible about the location that you want to work in. Don't rule out relocating for the right job.

6

COMMUNICATE YOUR STRATEGY TO YOUR AGENT AND MAKE SURE THEY FOLLOW IT

 

Discuss your strategy with your agent to make sure it is realistic. If it is, don't let your agent send your CV just anywhere. It may damage your credibility and could cost you your existing job!

7

KEEP A RECORD OF WHERE YOUR CV HAS BEEN SENT

 

By all means allow your agent a free hand in selecting companies for you - only if you want your agent to have this freedom. Remember that you will get a bad reputation in the marketplace (as well as the agent) if you CV goes to a company that already knows you or which you subsequently have to disappoint.

8

TALK REGULARLY WITH YOUR AGENT

 

A good agent will always find time to talk to you. If they cannot take the call immediately, they should at least be able to return your call. An agent does not have the time for everyday chats, but they should be able to take a call every 1 - 2 weeks. Beware of agents that do not return phone calls!

9

GIVE BAD AGENTS THE BOOT!

 

You can sack an agent at any time, if you let them know. You are the principal and they are working for you! Don't tolerate bad practice or sloppy behavior. Your reputation within the marketplace is at stake.

10

DON'T PANIC!

 

There is good demand for even average programmers and artists. Your time will come so stay calm. A good agent will not stop working for you. You have someone looking after your interests. Work together and in 6 months time you will be wondering what all the fuss was about!