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- Stand out from other candidates and get interviews for video game jobs no matter which role you are interested in.
- Create winning Resumes, Cover Letters, Portfolios and LinkedIn profiles specifically tailored to the Video Game Industry.
- Dominate in interviews by using specific, proven tactics and strategies.
- Take action to get relevant video game industry experience (even if you have no experience to start with).
- Create your personal brand in order to make it very clear to employers why you should be hired.
- Create Proof-of-Value "Artifacts" that will make you stand out more than any other candidate and get your application to the top of the pile.
- Use LinkedIn to easily Network with the right industry professionals (ie. Decision Makers who can give you a job)
- Find (and create!) job opportunities anywhere in the world.
Quick recap of the promotional video in case you missed it.
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Rick and Ben welcome you to the course and give you an idea of what to expect.
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Introducing the approach that is followed in this course,
The 3-Part Value framework:
This framework is explained within the context of a Case Study - a former student who used the techniques in this course to land a job as a Narrative Game Designer.
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This huge list has all of the most common roles you'll find in game development studios. For each one, Rick has written a brief description to sum up what the responsibilities of that role are. This is a great list for getting more specific on exactly where it is you feel you can add value to an employer.
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There are currently some "hot" areas where there are lots of job opportunities and not as many people qualified or able to fill those opportunities.
By targeting these opportunities you can increase your likelihood of getting a job offer.
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You might have broad interest areas, but when it comes to getting a job (having enough value and presenting that value to employers) its critical that you focus on specific areas (ie. specialize). We discuss the why and how of this and help you drill down on what you will specialize as.
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We can learn a lot by studying other people's mistakes.
Rick highlights the top job-hunting mistakes that you are likely making (and not even realizing they are mistakes).
The rest of the program focuses on what you SHOULD be doing... but this video helps you see what you SHOULD NOT be doing.
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Skill-based Value really is the true aspect of being able to do a thing. For example, your skill at 3D Modeling or your skill at Gameplay Programming using C++. In this video you'll know how to assess and improve your skills in a way which will make it easier to impress employers.
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Introducing the concept of employers being busy and needing you to get to the point. We discuss a core technique for doing this.
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How to create your personal brand.
How and where to use your personal brand.
Having a clear brand will make it incredibly easy for you to create your job applications and will increase the likelihood of getting interviews dramatically.
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After watching this video you'll be able to create an excellent Online Portfolio which will stand out from other candidates and give employers what they are looking for.
We look examples of well-crafted Portfolios for many different disciplines - Game Designer, Programmer, 2D Artists, 3D Artist.
You'll also learn some specific techniques (such as speed videos) that allow you to quickly build an impressive portfolio from scratch, even if you have no current projects or work to show.
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Artifacts are THE GREATEST tool you have available to you in order to get interviews and job offers. They take work, but they are worth it. This video contains many Case Studies of Rick's former students and how they used Artifacts to win jobs that they otherwise would have struggled to get interviews for.
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After completing this actions mapped out in this lecture you'll have connected with dozens of decision makers in the video game industry and be ready to add value to them or ask useful questions relating to your application.
You'll also have a structure for how to conduct face-to-face networking so that you establish a solid relationship.
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Congratulations on completing the course, so what's next on your game dev journey? If you’d like to get more practice, widen your skill-set or simply want more Rick and Ben in your life, we've got courses to help…
Want to create your own assets for games? Head over to our Complete Blender Creator course
Missing Rick and Ben? There’s lots more of them over in our latest (& greatest?) Unity Developer 2.0 course
Good luck and look forward to seeing you there soon.
Ben, Rick and the GameDev.tv team.
- Be passionate about wanting to work in the video game industry
- Have some basic game creation skill or knowledge - for example, some skills in 2D art or 3D art, programming, game design, project management, audio design, game testing, community management, and so on.
Please note: This course focuses on landing your dream job in the video game industry however the strategies included apply to any creative and technical profession.
If you're interested in game development and aspire to have a career making video games, this course will help maximise your chances of finding opportunities, getting interviews and dominating the job application process in order to land your dream job in the video game industry.
No matter what role you're interested in (programmer / developer, artist, designer, producer, QA tester and so on) and what experience level you currently have (from "none" to "a lot"), this course takes you through all of the fundamentals (eg. building your resume, writing cover letters, creating a portfolio, crafting your LinkedIn profile) and dozens of insider tips and strategies that 95% of your job-hunting competitors are not (yet) using.
The course is perfect for people who are self-taught from taking courses, those who are soon-to-be and recent graduates, people who are switching careers or industry veterans looking for a change or promotion.
Why you'll get HUGE VALUE from this program...
You'll have the skill to create "Artifacts" - the technique which allows you get get interviews even if you have very little or no job experience in the games industry.
You'll create your Personal Brand - a critical step in passing employers "6-second test", and a brilliant way to make writing resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, emails and connection requests easier and more impactful.
You'll become a LinkedIn Master - using this incredibly valuable tool to connect with Decision Makers, make new opportunities, gather important intel and opening doors that would otherwise be tightly shut.
You'll learn from real-world Case Studies - job seekers like yourself who followed the teachings in this program got the interviews and job offers they wanted in the video game industry.
You'll know exactly how you can Get More Experience on your Resume - its tough to get a job if you have no experience right? This course will show you how anyone can get experience by being smart and offering needed value to teams.
See you in the course
Ben & Rick
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- Anyone who is serious about finding work in the video game industry.
- Students who already have some basic video game skill or training (for example, have completed an art diploma or a game design program or a computer science degree or have made some of their own games for fun or have played many games and are good at explaining the design of those games).
- The course is most valuable for those folks who are ready to start looking for jobs now, or will be ready within the next 6 months.