Jobs and Careers

Advice for Job Seekers

Apr 142014
 
You are a Free Agent and That's Not Bad News

Originally posted here: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2014-02-28-you-are-a-free-agent-and-thats-not-bad-news Do you have a job, or do you have a career? If you work in the games industry, then you probably have a career. It is unlikely you are working in this industry by accident, or that you think of your life as a series of jobs. So if you have [More...]

Jul 222013
 
Be the Teacher

Be the Teacher By Ellen Beeman “Those who know, do. Those who understand, teach.” – Aristotle I’m a frequent guest lecturer at DigiPen Institute of Technology. I really enjoy lecturing for the college students, who are invariably bright, inquisitive, and fun to talk with. This, like mentoring, is part of my “pay it forward”. But [More...]

Jul 012013
 
Layoff First Aid

With each round of layoffs, even after 18 years as a game industry recruiter, I can’t help but feel a sense of crisis. Because of this, I like to spread the word on the specific career help that Mary-Margaret Network can offer those affected: Anyone laid off can send an email to jobs@mary-margaret.com with the [More...]

Jun 062013
 
Send Your Resume, Don't Hand It To Them

Or, How Not to Approach Potential Employers – Part Two It’s common knowledge that you don’t go anywhere without your business card, but what about resumes? I’ve seen countless hopefuls try to hand out printed copies of their resumes at conventions. Here’s why that’s a bad idea – why you shouldn’t be going anywhere with [More...]