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The Games Brains Quiz 2016 Company News

The Games Brains Quiz 2016

Join us and put your games knowledge to the test, all in aid of Special Effect - the gamers charity. Who will come out on top?!

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.

Writing the Ideal CV for the Games Industry Careers Advice

Writing the Ideal CV for the Games Industry

Drawing on five years’ 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.

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.

Play@Develop 2016 Company News

Play@Develop 2016

You are invited to Play@Develop, a charity fundraiser which we’re running for Special Effect on July 13th around Develop – Europe’s leading game development conference!

We’re at Unite Europe 2016 Company News

We’re at Unite Europe 2016

Unite is the worldwide conference held by Unity for developers, engineers and everyone else who has a passion for games development.

6 Trends You Will Suddenly Appreciate in 2016! Industry News - Gaming

6 Trends You Will Suddenly Appreciate in 2016!

  As 2016 sets in the internet is inevitably littered with articles speculating on the ‘disruptive trends’ we will be in awe of at some stage of the year. For any of you battle hardened tech-heads this can be taken with a large ladle of salt, as there’s nothing ‘disruptive’ about technology concepts and prototypes […] The post 6 Trends You Will Suddenly Appreciate in 2016! appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

SaaS HR Consultants: Adapt Now Or Risk Being Sidelined Human Resources

SaaS HR Consultants: Adapt Now Or Risk Being Sidelined

2015 saw an evolution in the SaaS HR Transformation sector, writes Skillsearch’s Adam Leaver, with the market shifting away from talent with IT-specific skill sets and instead focusing on HR consultants who boast an analytical mind and a deep understanding of the processes and procedures required to make a SaaS system truly shine in the […] The post SaaS HR Consultants: Adapt Now Or Risk Being Sidelined appeared first on Skillsearch Technology.

What to Expect from VR in 2016 Industry News - Gaming

What to Expect from VR in 2016

  Virtual Reality: State of Play 2016! – it’s the year when the dream of virtual reality will finally become a bona fide, well, reality. Let’s have a look at what to expect next year and which platforms developers should be betting on.   We’ve been here before in the 90s – the intoxicating promise of […] The post What to Expect from VR in 2016 appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Our Interview With Jam Jar, A Streaming Sensation Industry News - Gaming

Our Interview With Jam Jar, A Streaming Sensation

Jam Jar (James Donald) is a live gaming streamer with nearly 92,000 followers on YouTube and over 56,000 followers on Twitch. His success came about practically overnight after posting videos on Reddit, and in August 2014 he became popular enough to quit his day time job and stream full time. Skillsearch managed to catch up […] The post Our Interview With Jam Jar, A Streaming Sensation appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

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.

6 Tips To Increase Mobile App Downloads & Generate New Customers Industry News

6 Tips To Increase Mobile App Downloads & Generate New Customers

Every day I talk to Mobile App Developers, Directors of business, start-ups and professional contractors and I find it amazing how many apps I come across which are genuinely good….. in fact better than good but nobody knows about them in an increasingly crowded marketplace. When you have been in the industry for a number of […] The post 6 Tips To Increase Mobile App Downloads & Generate New Customers appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Skillsearch welcomes a new addition! General News

Skillsearch welcomes a new addition!

The Skillsearch Games & Interactive team are pleased to welcome Navina Jaensch on board! Navina will be looking after Business Operations (HR, Finance, Community & Marketing) and is joining us on our noble quest to becoming the go-to agency for all studios ranging from interactive, to indie, all the way up to AAA! Skillsearch are dedicated […] The post Skillsearch welcomes a new addition! appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

4 Tips for Mobile Talent Hiring Success Industry News

4 Tips for Mobile Talent Hiring Success

It was 6 years ago and the demand for mobile software talent exploded before the market stabilised and two platforms; android and iOS came to dominate the scene. Since then demand for these skills has remained extremely high whether you are building apps, marketing them, launching them or testing them. However supply is increasing all […] The post 4 Tips for Mobile Talent Hiring Success 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.

So, you want to be a Unity Freelancer? Careers Advice

So, you want to be a Unity Freelancer?

    Skillsearch Digital are the only recruitment agency which specialises in providing games & interactive studios worldwide with experts in the industry’s most dynamic development engine: Unity3D (… Cue heated debate with UE4 enthusiasts)

Negotiate A Better Salary With One Simple Technique Careers Advice

Negotiate A Better Salary With One Simple Technique

Negotiate A Better Salary With One Simple Technique After 20 years of working in recruitment there is a fundamental truth when it comes to negotiating a salary – the client always wants to negotiate at the point of making a formal offer. With more and more clients preferring to negotiate direct with the candidate at […] The post Negotiate A Better Salary With One Simple Technique appeared first on Skillsearch Technology.

Negotiate A Better Salary With One Simple Technique Careers Advice

Negotiate A Better Salary With One Simple Technique

After 20 years of working in recruitment there is a fundamental truth when it comes to negotiating a salary – the client always wants to negotiate at the point of making a formal offer. With more and more clients preferring to negotiate direct with the candidate at offer stage it can put the jobseeker in […] The post Negotiate A Better Salary With One Simple Technique appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Giles and the Skillsearch team are unbelievably helpful and accommodating, even in the face of last minute requests and difficult-to-fill roles. Highly recommended.

Tom Page, Studio Director | PLA Studios

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 Unity developers to fill vital positions for the development of exciting new projects. It was clear that communication between individual developers and studios needed improving. It's great that Skillsearch have taken the initiative and are focussing on improving the communication between Unity developers and studios.

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 moves forward, with minimal need for how intervention.

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

I met Giles and Guy at Develop and in the months since the event, Skillsearch has visited the campus on two occasions and worked with our students collectively and individually on improving their CVs and what goes into making a good portfolio. Our students respond well to their positive energy and encouragement, and their passion for games development. Giles and Guy are mad for Unity and because of them, I have encouraged all our games students to become proficient on the engine, and pushed the business case for the university purchasing 20UnityPro licenses. And, best of all, Giles and Guy do what it says on the tin – find our students jobs in games.

Hope Caton, Lecturer, Games Technology Leader | inKUbator

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 also always a nice touch when we bump into the Skillsearch team sponsoring and attending various social events surrounding cutting edge technologies. Highly recommended!!

Daniel Cheetham, Head of Interactive | Happy Finish

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 days of making contact with Skillsearch. Not only were they quick in finding interviews, but the suitability was spot on. They matched both mine and my employers requirements so well that after my first interview I landed a role. I'd barely made it to the train station on my way home as I was receiving an excited call giving me the good news. The friendliness and the genuine care they had for my success was unmatched from other recruiters I had tried. I can't recommend Skillsearch enough!

Adrian Walton, Senior Game Designer | DR Studios

Katie is a great recruiter to work with. She is very efficient at replying and dealing to any form of communication I sent and the wider Skillsearch team are also always very supportive. I look forward to working with you again.

Luke Zammit, Unity Developer | Future Games of London

Skillsearch has been a great help in finding and securing my position at GTI. They were brilliant for advice and that meant the whole application and interview process went very smoothly for me, and ultimately ended with me getting the job.

Toby New, Developer | GTI

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 skilled data analyst.

Data Analyst Candidate

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 understanding of my skills and requirements and was able to leverage his contacts to find the perfect match in no time at all. I won't hesitate to recommend Skillsearch to my friends and colleagues in the future.

Pete Gunter, Senior Developer | Mediatonic