Jobs and Careers

Recruiting Can Be Fun If You’re Doing It Right!

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Although I am no longer recruiting, Many of the changes I made in my career and business are aimed at improving the hiring process as well as career development for professionals and students. Through many years of participating in the system, I have developed ideas and processes that are not possible to implement as a recruiter. When done well, recruiting ... Read More »

Where We’ve Been And Where We’re Going!

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An important part of what we do is going out to events and meeting with new people. Coming up, we have two very exciting events in Silicon Valley and Austin! Silicon Valley IGDA Is A Video Game Accelerator Right For You? http://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-IGDA/events/212355122/ October 15th, 7pm Andrew Walker is a Partner of GameFounders, the first game accelerator in Europe based in ... Read More »

The Bottom Line

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Never stop learning, reaching or dreaming…..but don’t let unrealistic expectations get you down. Lately, an infographic can be about as useful to your self-esteem as a magazine full of air-brushed men and women. Or in this case, make you feel like you’re not achieving! Habits of the Wealthy Maintain a do list Wake up 3+ hours before work Listen to ... Read More »

Stop Stating the Obvious, and Make it Obvious!

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A good resume writer, like a skillful storyteller, knows when to leave something unsaid, but still communicate the idea effectively. He or she also knows how to avoid contradicting what was said with the way it was said. Position your resume a cut above the crowd by paying attention to what you can and should leave out. Far too many ... Read More »

You are a Free Agent and That’s Not Bad News

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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 a career, are you managing it yourself? If you ... Read More »

LinkedIn Profiles – The Simple Stuff

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Have you checked to see how many profiles you have on LinkedIn? No, I’m not kidding. When I look up someone on LinkedIn and I find more than one profile, I learn a lot – and so does anyone who looks you up on LinkedIn. I have found two or more profiles for almost every type of professional on LinkedIn. ... Read More »

Navigating your Career – Anticipating Changes and Opportunities

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How should you prepare for a job search?  The best answer to this question is that you should already have all your bases covered. Being primed for a job search in the 21st century is a combination of increasing your value through growing a wider network, leveling up your skills and branding yourself with personal marketing. CREATE A ROUTINE You ... Read More »

Be the Teacher

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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 part of the reason I’m ... Read More »