[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2qdpcRCPdQ&w=560&h=349]At the career pavilion at the 2011 Game Developers Conference, I caught up with Michelle Larson, recruiter for Game On! Recruiting, who also provides job hunting tips through her Twitter handle @MistressMousey. She gave me her top three tips, especially for gamers:
- Network, network, network – Sincerely pitch your specific game talent.
- Take time to build your portfolio – Showcase it well, online. Don’t just bombard hiring managers with lots of images and information.
- Play games – If you know the industry, then you can market yourself a lot better.