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Tips for Working From Home Careers Advice

Tips for Working From Home

A lot of people have recently found themselves plunged into the world of home working for the first time, in efforts for employers to limit the spread of Coronavirus. Read on to discover our top tips for working from home and staying in the loop!

How to Work from Home with Kids and Stay Sane  Careers Advice

How to Work from Home with Kids and Stay Sane 

Thanks to Covid-19 many people around the world are now working from home and most schools & childcare are closed for the foreseeable future, it's a daunting time for those with kids who still need to work... and stay sane!  

Coronavirus: Changing the Way We Work Careers Advice

Coronavirus: Changing the Way We Work

With several countries now on lockdown to delay the spreading of Coronavirus and protect vulnerable people, many companies are changing the way they work, to ensure business as usual. We spoke with some of our clients around the world to find out how they are tackling the situation to bring you some helpful advice and tips, whether you’re a job seeker or business owner.

Working in Games City Guides: Dundee Careers Advice

Working in Games City Guides: Dundee

Dundee is a modern and thriving city, located at the mouth of the River Tay in Scotland. The city has been awarded the title of the “best place to live in Scotland” by The Sunday Times, so if you’re thinking of moving to Scotland for a job in games, Dundee’s your place! If you’re relocating for a job in games, Dundee is big in this industry. The city is home to one of the world’s oldest games courses at Abertay University, as well as being the birthplace of several world-famous games such as Grand Theft Auto and Minecraft.

Working in the UK Post-Brexit - Visas Careers Advice

Working in the UK Post-Brexit - Visas

Now that we’ve finally left the EU, many Europeans are unsure about applying to UK positions due to changing laws and regulations. If you feel in the dark about whether applying to a UK role as a European citizen is still a good option for you, keep reading for all the visa info you need!

Working in Games City Guides: Brighton Careers Advice

Working in Games City Guides: Brighton

Now we may be slightly biased but we think Brighton is one of the coolest cities in the UK. As far as gaming goes It's home to some of the most cutting edge studios and hosts one of the country's biggest Gaming conferences...

Working in Games City Guides: London Careers Advice

Working in Games City Guides: London

The English capital is known to be a city full of opportunities. Cultures, foods, activities and greenspace, everything is at your doorstep in London, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The UK’s gaming industry is Europe’s largest market and the most profitable in Western Europe for revenue downloads. London is also a leading city in terms of software and mobile app development, making it the perfect place to relocate to if you’re in the games industry.

Writing the Ideal CV for the Games Industry Careers Advice

Writing the Ideal CV for the Games Industry

Drawing on years of experience partnering with some of the biggest, smallest and most interesting Games & Interactive studios in the world, our manager Giles notes down his best tips on what you can do to get noticed when looking for a job in the video games industry.

Games Industry Guide to: Commuting and Remote Working Careers Advice

Games Industry Guide to: Commuting and Remote Working

Whether you’re looking for a new job in games and are weighing up a potential new commute, or you’re looking to make a request for remote working and need some stats to back it up, our Games Industry Guide to: Commuting and Remote Working has the answers!

Twelve Tips of Christmas Careers Advice

Twelve Tips of Christmas

If you're thinking a job move might be on the cards in 2020, our Twelve Tips of Christmas will make sure you are in a good place to start applying come January.

Skillsearch at GDC 2018 Careers Advice

Skillsearch at GDC 2018

Skillsearch are at GDC 2018, and we're bringing along a couple of things you'll definitely want to hear about! Take a look at why you should find us

Remote workers: A Born Again Trend? Careers Advice

Remote workers: A Born Again Trend?

Are we dismissing remote work out of hand without really weighing up the positives and the negatives? Or is this genuinely an inconceivable option for the vast majority of studios?

Graduate Scheme Insights: Creative Assembly Careers Advice

Graduate Scheme Insights: Creative Assembly

Skillsearch speaks with the studio behind the classic Total War series and survival horror Alien: Isolation to get their valuable insight into what it takes to qualify for their innovative graduate scheme.

Workday: Sticking to its Game Plan Careers Advice

Workday: Sticking to its Game Plan

Over the past few months, Workday has continued to add new functionality to its products while consolidating its business operations; Skillsearch’s Workday specialist Adam Leaver examines what the recent developments mean for contractors working within the Goliath’s ecosystem.

Game Development: Graduates Not Welcome? Careers Advice

Game Development: Graduates Not Welcome?

A recent survey has revealed that work placement opportunities at game devs are at worryingly low levels; Skillsearch’s Games & Interactive Manager Giles Fenwick examines the key issues that are preventing the next generation of talent from getting a foothold in the games industry.   It’s a genuinely eye-opening stat for anybody reading Creative Skillset’s ‘Workforce Survey […] The post Game Development: Graduates Not Welcome? appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Mobile Salary & Satisfaction Survey Careers Advice

Mobile Salary & Satisfaction Survey

We have recently conducted a Salary and Satisfaction Survey across the Mobile Industry and are pleased to be able to publish the results. The post Mobile Salary & Satisfaction Survey appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

A View on Indie Development from the Inside… Careers Advice

A View on Indie Development from the Inside…

    A View on Indie Development from the Inside… By Guy DeRosa The games industry is packed with developers interested in making a jump over to indie development, but where to start, and how do the successful ones do what they do?  Skillsearch Games & Interactive Recruitment sits down with the co-founder of Just […] The post A View on Indie Development from the Inside… appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Through my work at Unity Technologies, and as organiser of the London Unity Usergroup, I have a very close connection with Unity developers throughout the UK. A common theme amongst Unity developers is a call for Unity jobs. On the flip side to this, I visit many studios that are looking for Unit …

Russ Morris, Product Evangelist | Unity Technologies

Giles and the Sillsearch team exceptional recruiters, on multiple occasions he has delivered more potential hires (high quality relevant candidates) to interview than any other tech agency I have worked with. I especially appreciate his capacity to understand our need, and adjust as the process m …

Gil Teixeira, Head of Production | Arkavis Siam Co. | Bangkok, Thailand

We have worked with the Skillsearch team for almost three years now as our only recruitment supplier, and with great success supplying staff across all disciplines. They are the only agency that seem to truly understand the interactive space and have a genuinely broad network within it! It is als …

Daniel Cheetham, Head of Interactive | Happy Finish

The Skillsearch team did a fantastic job and were a real pleasure to work with. Their in-depth knowledge of the employers they work with, their recruiting processes and key staff was a real boon in both finding the right position and the subsequent application. Having worked with Skillsearch both …

Dan Borthwick, Mobile Technical lead | King

Giles is the best recruiter I had the pleasure to work with. He is very talented and has all the good contacts, he also is unstoppable, once he finds out what you are looking for, he won't rest until he delivers. Thanks again for helping me finding my dream job

Caina Leao, Senior Flash Developer | Endemol UK Limited

As a leading Oracle consultancy we initially engaged with Skillsearch around 2 years ago when they were just part of our recruitment supplier network. Over that period they have demonstrated a consistent level of delivery in the niche Oracle space that has led us to dispense with our other recrui …

UK Award-Winning Oracle Consultancy

I think it's not an understatement to say, I would still be looking for new opportunities without Skillsearch’s help and determination. Their relentless pursuit of my interests with employers never kept me far from their attentions. This led to the lining up of several interviews within day …

Adrian Walton, Senior Game Designer | DR Studios

Giles and the team recently helped me find the perfect role in central Brighton. Whilst working with him I was highly impressed with his knowledge of the industry, diligence and professionalism. A cut above many other recruiters I've worked with; every step of the way he showed an impeccable unde …

Pete Gunter, Senior Developer | Mediatonic

Skillsearch helped me find my first contracting role in BI. They were very polite, helpful and enthusiastic. They found a very good position for someone with my skills and I was placed immediately. A wholly enjoyable job finding experience and I would definitely recommend Skillsearch to any skil …

Data Analyst Candidate

I have worked with Skillsearch for the duration of my project on a number of recruitment opportunities. Skillsearch offer a professional and collaborative service providing a quick turn around with quality resource. When defining a resource requirement, Skillsearch worked with me to ensure they u …

Stuart Entwistle, Global Payroll Project Manager
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