Tag Archives: job hunting

So You Want To Get A Job Making Video Games

June 25, 2014


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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My Favourite Interview Question For New Grads

November 26, 2013


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: More Tips To Get An Interview

February 5, 2012


As my project is gearing up to go into Production, we are starting to review a lot of applications.  Considering how many resume and job search resources are available online, it is both funny and frustrating to see how many potentially promising candidates sabotage their chances of getting an interview.  Even with the competition for […]

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

June 5, 2011


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


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


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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