One Way to Get a Job in the Video Game Industry
How does one go about getting a job in the video game industry? It’s all about persistence, apparently. Well, that and patience, it looks like.
Jeremy Lee is a producer of sorts for the upcoming Silent Hill 5, and his resume might look something like this: reviewer, tester, production assistant, producer. Of course, production assistant could be just about anything. After making himself marketable, he said it took him nearly a year to nail a few key interviews for a solid position.
“I got that job from calling every developer I could find,” he said in a recent Detroit Free Press article. “It took me 9 to 10 months to get an interview with a couple of places.”
And a word of advice to all the novice job-seekers out there is to be passionate about what you work with.
“Just being passionate about games is the first important ingredient that you must have,” he said. “The vast majority of people could make more money writing accounting software.”
Ah, yes, I suppose not making money for a very long time is something to keep in mind. But it looks like what worked for him is if the job description had video games in it, he went for it.