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.
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!
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!
Despite some excellent initiatives in the Games Industry to welcome women, more still needs to be done to fix the gender balance, but what? We find out.
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!
As the Ukie launches its first ever UK Games Industry Diversity Census, we look at why addressing the diversity issue remains so crucial to the continued success of the UK games industry.
Twitch has had its ups and downs, here we dig into the influence the channel has had on the games industry since its launch.
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.
We're looking for a Social Media Administrator to join our friendly team. An opportunity to grow learn and develop a career.
No game on this months list is part of the same genre, so fingers crossed that no matter what you’re into, you can find the title for you!
People often ask us ‘How can I get a job in Games?' Sadly, being ‘massively into games’ isn’t enough. Sorry!
When Katie got her new PS4 she set out on a journey to discover what games were getting other gamer girls excited... and why.
Play@Develop - our favourite day in the Games Industry Calendar! Here is what went down on the day and where we say a big thank you to everyone involved.
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!
As the cream of the Games Industry heads to our home City to Develop: Conference, we share our top tips for the perfect stay in Brighton...
The Games Industry Guide delves into the key questions YOU working in the games industry want to know. This time we answer "Could I be earning more if I moved jobs right now?"
Thinking about relocating for your next job in Games? Here's our guide to what to consider ahead of making that step.
At last, we’ve had some clarification of some changes to the visa system to help Games companies recruit globally.
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!
It's an honor to be a finalist in the Develop:Brighton Develop:Star Awards in the Recruitment category!
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.
Skillsearch caught up with Harvey Newman, Senior Animator at EA DICE, to hear his thoughts on how to not only survive but thrive in what can be a very competitive industry.
We spoke to a few of the Indie teams (and the odd lone wolf) that took their new and in-development games to EGX 2019, to find out what they learned exhibiting as an Indie at EGX
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…
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.
With Easter just around the corner, we wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate the humble (or sometimes not so) Easter egg… No, not of the chocolate variety, we’re talking digital Easter eggs!
Our Animator and VFX Artist Consultant Sanson's monthly review of the games releases he's most excited about this month!
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
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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
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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 jobCaina 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