Tag Archives: hiring

So You Want To Get A Job Making Video Games

June 25, 2014

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Hands holding Sony Playstation PS3 controller

I have been a gamer my whole life and have lots of ideas. How do I get a job making video games? Every once in a while someone approaches me with that question and I appreciate the passion. Last weekend I had the opportunity to share some thoughts with a handful of high school and college […]

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[Reblog] Don’t Marry Someone You Intend to Change

November 27, 2013

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This article partly inspired yesterday’s post on my favourite interview question for new grads. It is so important to hire the right people for the job. The candidate’s strengths need to be a fit for the position and, if he/she is able to learn quickly and autonomously any missing skills can easily be trained. If […]

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My Favourite Interview Question For New Grads

November 26, 2013

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While it is important to test new graduates on their knowledge of the fundamentals skills needed for the job, it is even more important to see how they think on their feet. The reality is that they will have to tackle the unknown at work on a daily basis. Unfortunately, not all academic programs do a […]

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Hiring From A Manager’s Perspective Part 3 – Nailing The Interview

June 5, 2011

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Woo hoo!  You got a job interview!  You know you are a perfect fit for the job, now you just need to convince the interviewers.  Easy, right?  Hold on.  I have interviewed a lot of people over the years and I keep seeing people make some simple mistakes.  So, to conclude the Hiring From A […]

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Hiring From A Manager’s Perspective – Part 2: Phone Interview Tips

May 30, 2011

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For the candidate, the phone interview is both a victory and the first of many tests in the interviewing process.  Some companies skip this step, particularly with local candidates.  Personally, I prefer the phone interview, even if it is a straight forward interview with HR.  As a candidate, it gives me a first impression of […]

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Hiring From A Manager’s Perspective – Part 1: Surviving The Resume Triage

May 22, 2011

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Part of the reason I have been so busy the past few weeks is that one of my managers recently left the company and I have been actively working on finding a replacement.  Since everyone looks for a job at some point in their career, I thought I’d share my thoughts and tips on surviving […]

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