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How To Get A Job In The Video Game Industry

Create a Winning Resume, Cover Letter, Portfolio, LinkedIn Profile & Job Application

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  • 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).
  • Use LinkedIn to easily Network with the right industry professionals (ie. Decision Makers who can give you a job)
  • Find (and create!) job opportunities
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Your Outcome

About This Course

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.

What Students Say

Great course. Rick's amazing as always!

Jaume Navarro

This course helped me get my first Internship at a AR studio. I got tips and tricks on how to present myself in the best way to maximise success.

Olle Drakenberg

Course Curriculum

Introduction and Fundamentals (1 hours 22 minutes)

  •  Promo Video
  •  Welcome and Introduction (1:30)
  •  Case Study of Successful Student (10:40)
  •  Project Checklist and Course Goal For You (10:33)
  •  Video Game Industry Roles Available To You (6:08)
  •  Big List of Video Game Industry Roles
  •  Requirements For Specific Job Roles (9:25)
  •  "Hot" Opportunities in the Video Game Industry (8:15)
  •  Why You Absolutely Have To Specialize (5:40)
  •  How To Create Your Specialization Statement (3:23)
  •  Discussion: Generalist Versus Specialist (10:21)
  •  Job Hunting Mistakes You Have To Stop Doing (15:52)
  •  End of Section Quiz - Your Understanding of The Fundamentals
  •  Section 1 Wrap Up (1:10)

How To Be Valuable - Get This Right First (1 hours 5 minutes)

  •  Section 2 Introduction (1:47)
  •  Always Improving (0:57)
  •  How Your Value is Assessed by Employers (9:48)
  •  How To Get More "Skill-Based" Value (13:16)
  •  Discussion: Learning New Skills (8:02)
  •  Finding All Your Experience Points (4:21)
  •  Offering Value To Get More Experience (7:28)
  •  Techniques For Getting More Experience (11:45)
  •  Case Study: Getting Experience on Upwork (5:29)
  •  End of Section Quiz - Having Value
  •  Section 2 Wrap Up (2:45)
  •  What Now?

How To Display Your Value For Maximum Impact (1 hours 57 minutes)

  •  Section 3 Introduction (1:33)
  •  A Note About LinkedIn (1:20)
  •  You've Got 6 Seconds To Impress (2:50)
  •  Create Your Brand and Personal Summary (13:01)
  •  Create a Great Resume (18:38)
  •  Write Excellent Cover Letters (17:23)
  •  Mid Section Quiz - Displaying Value
  •  How To Use LinkedIn To Get A Job (13:07)
  •  Create a Champion LinkedIn Profile (17:48)
  •  Checklist For Creating a Great LinkedIn Profile (2:59)
  •  Create A Standout Online Portfolio - Part 1 (18:31)
  •  Create a Standout Online Portfolio - Part 2 (9:04)
  •  End of Section Quiz - Displaying Value
  •  Section 3 Wrap Up (1:29)

How To Prove Your Value - The secret sauce revealed (1 hours 17 minutes)

  •  Section 4 Introduction (1:06)
  •  Artifacts: The Ultimate Weapon - Part 1 (14:13)
  •  Artifacts: The Ultimate Weapon - Part 2 (15:33)
  •  Discussion: Artifacts For Programmers (8:13)
  •  How To Be Excellent in Interviews (9:03)
  •  Secret Preparation Strategies For Your Interview (15:03)
  •  Typical Things To Expect In a Video Game Interview (14:13)
  •  End of Section Quiz - Proving Value

Networking and Job Opportunities (0 hours 27 minutes)

  •  How To Find Job Opportunities (7:33)
  •  Using LinkedIn To Network Like a Pro (12:13)
  •  Creating Job Opportunities (8:01)
  •  End of Section Quiz - Networking and Opportunities

Bonus Lectures And New Content (0 hours 14 minutes)

  •  Getting Jobs In Other Countries (14:38)
  •  Congratulations & Good Luck!

Extras (0 hours 0 minutes)

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Your Instructor

Rick Davidson
Career Coach and Former Indie Game Studio founder

Rick has been making video games professionally for more than 14 years as a Designer, Producer, Creative Director, and Executive Producer, creating games for console, mobile, PC and Facebook.

He founded an Indie game studio, Inspirado Games, which was acquired in 2012 by Electronic Arts / PopCap. He has worked on cool IPs such as Mario, Transformers, Captain America and Mortal Kombat and created successful new IPs from scratch (such as "GardenMind" which was nominated for Canadian Game of the Year in the social / mobile category).

As a qualified Career Coach, Rick has helped thousands of people achieve their dream of making games for a living - both as Indie Game Developers and as valuable game industry employees.

Frequently asked questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

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