Toughest Skill Sets to Hire for in the Gaming Industry

August 22, 2023

In the fast-paced and dynamic world of the gaming industry, where innovation is the heartbeat and technological advancements are the norm, finding the right talent to fuel this creative engine can be a daunting task.

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How to Find the Ideal Candidate who Thrives in a Remote Environment

Remote work has exploded in popularity the past couple years. In June 2022, McKinsey & Company reported on a survey of 25,000 Americans that found 58% of Americans have the opportunity to work from home at least one day a week. 35% of respondents have the option to work from home full-time.

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How Your Resume Design Can Set You Apart from Other Candidates
How Your Resume Design Can Set You Apart from Other Candidates

When you’re applying for gaming industry jobs, one way to grab attention and stand out from other applicants is with your resume design. An eye-catching resume can keep hiring managers engaged. Consider that most employers only take 6 to 7 seconds to scan a resume, according to Indeed. How you design yours can be a game-changer.

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Will recession affect gaming industry jobs
Will Recession Worries Affect Gaming Industry Hiring?

Rising inflation, expensive housing, global instability caused by the pandemic and wars, and myriad other factors have led many to worry that a recession looms. According to a June 2022 report by “Fortune,” 70% of economists surveyed believe a recession will begin no later than 2023.

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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 evaluate real projects you’ve worked on.

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what gaming candidates look for in potential employers
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 shorten the hiring process
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
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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