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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.

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!

Hottest games from EGX 2019 Industry News - Gaming

Hottest games from EGX 2019

November's Hotlist comes directly from EGX 2019 where we got a chance to play and see footage from some of the most hotly anticipated games on the slate! Not gonna lie... it was a great day!

October's Hottest Games Releases Industry News - Gaming

October's Hottest Games Releases

As the last of the summer drifts away from us into the miserable drabness of October, we can take solace in the fact that we now have an ideal excuse to stay inside and play video games… and what a time to do so!

September Games Hotlist Industry News - Gaming

September Games Hotlist

September's here, the temperatures dropped and the days are definitely getting shorter... but we really don't mind as this month we won't be leaving the house! Check out the hottest game releases this month.

Hottest Game Releases for July Industry News

Hottest Game Releases for July

We take a look at the hottest games releases out in July. This month we have a bit of an accidental TV and film these running through it, so sit back, have a read and get ready for another epic moth of games releases!

Hottest Game Releases for June Industry News - Gaming

Hottest Game Releases for June

We’ve been lucky to see some exciting big releases, including some major AAA titles, coming up in June, as the industry descends into temporary hibernation in anticipation of (E3)…Here's our top five!

Mental Health Awareness at work Industry News - Gaming

Mental Health Awareness at work

For many of us, work is a major part of our lives. It's where we spend most of our time, how we generate our income and often where we make our friends. Having a fulfilling job can be good for your mental health and general wellbeing. 

Hottest Game Releases for May Industry News - Gaming

Hottest Game Releases for May

Finally looks like summer is on its way, and what better way to celebrate the glorious weather than to sit inside, draw the curtains, and play some awesome new video games! Here’s my pick for May…

How to Game Greener Industry News - Gaming

How to Game Greener

Monday 22nd April marks Earth Day 2019, which gives us a chance to reflect on the status of the environment and our treatment of it.

Brighton's first ever Gay(M) Jam Industry News - Gaming

Brighton's first ever Gay(M) Jam

February saw Brighton's first-ever student Gay(M) Jam, to co-inside with LGBTQ+ History month. We spoke to the driving force behind it, Second-year Computer Science Games Student, Marc Walker about why Inclusivity in Games in so important.

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 an …

Hope Caton, Lecturer, Games Technology Leader | inKUbator

Skillsearch work in a very unique way compared to many recruitment companies in the industry. They take the time to understand the candidates and through this have developed a strong network, certainly everyone I have worked with speaks of them very highly. They have put me forward for roles only …

Senior Cognos Consultant

When we need extra resources, Skillsearch is always one of our first ports of call – Giles has a very good understanding of our industry and can always find the perfect candidate for our needs.

Marina Burton, Plug-In Media

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 skil …

Data Analyst Candidate

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

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

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

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

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
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