Posted on August 26, 2007,

One Way to Get a Job in the Video Game Industry

silent-hill-5.jpgHow 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.

via Detroit Free Press

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1 Comment on One Way to Get a Job in the Video Game Industry

Kitabu Williams

On February 7, 2008 at 3:15 pm

Hello
My name is Kitabu “kidd buu” Williams or “Him” if you prefer. And I don’t care what I have to do work with video games, movies, etc… I’ll do almost anything to land a job in the industry, but I don’t know what to do please help me I’m broke with a lot of time on my hands and a lot of ideas on my mind. And I just want to be useful in some shape form or fashion. Wheather testing games or just writing some details about the game or something, Something. Please if you can me I’m exstending my hand don’t let me fall. I play all kinds of games puzzle, sports, RPG, fighting racing what ever lil kid games and all. Again my Name is Kitabu “kidd buu” or “Him” Williams I’m 25 soon to be 26 and life a