How to apply for a job in games (and what not to do)

Applying for a job in the games industry is a daunting prospect for aspiring developers. Here is a stack of useful advice you should read first.
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Pursuing a career in the games industry can be a daunting prospect for aspiring developers. Applying for a job in the first place and knowing how to go about it properly is a huge hurdle in itself. In this article, producer Nik Pantis shares their experience and advice as a recruiter, running through some important do’s and don’ts when it comes to resumes, portfolios, cover letters, and the kinds of games jobs you apply for.

Hi! I’m Nik! I’ve learned a lot by seeing things I like in other people’s job applications, but especially by seeing things that I don’t like. Do you want to know what not to do when applying for a job in games? Read on.

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Nik Pantis (they/them) is a games producer with a background in game design, psychology, and project management. They love cats and coffee. You can follow them on Twitter: @NikPantis