Will Recession Worries Affect Gaming Industry Hiring?

July 13, 2022

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5 Ways to Make Your Gaming Portfolio Stand Out to Employers

In the competitive gaming industry, one way to attract the attention of hiring managers is by presenting a strong game design portfolio. A gaming portfolio goes beyond the experience you list in a resume or skills you highlight in a cover letter. It presents proof of your talent and gives hiring  managers the opportunity to

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4 Things Gaming Candidates Look for in Potential Employers

With the gaming market currently undergoing explosive growth with no signs of stopping, there’s a lot of competition among companies looking to hire top talent gaming candidates. Professionals in interactive gaming, corporate gamification, esports, and other gaming industries are in high demand. How can your business finish in first place when it comes to attracting

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ggLocators GDC Recap

We were thrilled to attend the Game Developers Conference in March, and be invited to present. Iris Moon and Cami Smith spoke on a panel “Tips From the Trenches: How To Help Recruiters and Hiring Managers Get You In The Door” alongside other industry veterans from multiple different studios.  Niccole Minka, former GGLocators teammate was the moderator. It was an incredible week both on and off stage, and we’ve grown as a team from the experience. We wanted to highlight a few of our favorite and more memorable takeaways from this incredible experience.

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How Gaming Companies Can Streamline the Hiring Process

As the gaming industry is growing exponentially and the average turnover rate for gaming professionals is 2 to 5 years, gaming companies may have roles to fill now and likely in the future. When you want to hire talent in gaming, there’s a lot of competition. In-demand, highly skilled candidates may receive multiple offers when

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Whiteboard Testing Alternatives for Your Hiring Process

Convoluted interview processes can kill your gaming company’s chance of hiring the talent you want. As talent acquisition firm AccruePartners reports, things that can disengage job candidates include: Too many interview steps Interview process delays Lack of feedback There’s an additional unique hiring element gaming companies often require: testing. The testing phase can be drawn-out,

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How to Hire Top Talent in the Gaming & Extended Reality Industry

Video games and extended reality capabilities like virtual reality and augmented reality have never been as popular as they are today. The COVID-19 pandemic and fast-developing technologies accelerated gaming adoption in recent years. Consider: According to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), 2021 saw a record number of people playing video games in the U.S., with

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4 Things You Need to Know About NFTs and Gaming
4 Things You Need to Know About NFTs and Gaming

There has been a lot of hype around NFTs and the gaming space recently and we wanted to share some of what we have learned so far. It can be overwhelming to get a good grasp on what exactly an NFT is, as well as its place in gaming. We’re here to give you a glimpse into the NFT space and give some insight on how we here at ggLocators are looking to help both candidates and clients!

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