FYI

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 »

What is your future?

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I believe children are the future. I still prefer George Benson’s version over Whitney Houston. But for a real kick go listen to the duet by George Benson and Luciano Pavarotti. Last week I talked with the Digital Media Management (DMBA) graduate students at St. Edward’s University in Austin. They asked great questions. Some of them asked me questions that ... 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 »

Free to Play (F2P) is Speed Dating

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You’ve got 5 minutes to make a good first impression. The mobile Free 2 Play player customer has improved their self-image. They no longer think of the game as “free.” To them, their time is valuable. They don’t want to waste their time when they could be entertained by a bombardment of pleasures competing for their attention. Name recognition. The ... Read More »

FableLabs is Hiring a Senior Platform Engineer

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  Urgently required – Senior Platform Engineer for our friends at FableLabs. Please apply through our job board. The job description is included below for your convenience. ABOUT US FableLabs builds NOTHING but awesome story-driven games for the tablet and web. Our team of creatives and technologists from BioWare, Maxis, LucasArts, Popcap, and Dreamworks have built and scaled products with ... 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 »

Social Media Clarity

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Introducing the Social Media Clarity Podcast For more than three decades, we’ve been using computers to mediate communications between people of like interests. It’s been called many things: Online Communities, Virtual Communities, Collaborative Computing, User Generated Content, and Social Media – just to name a few. As this process of socializing computing has become increasingly mainstream, many lessons have been learned along the way. ... Read More »