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Game Industry Career Guide Podcast

Jason W. Bay

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Game Industry Career Guide Podcast

Game Industry Career Guide Podcast

Jason W. Bay

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Professional advice, information and inspiration on getting a job making video games.I’m Jason, your career mentor at Game Industry Career Guide. I’ve spent over 15 years in the game industry, doing lots of different jobs: QA Tester, 3D Modeler, Game Designer, Lead Programmer, Studio Technical Director, Director of Studio Operations, and General Purpose Entrepreneur. (Whew!)I’ve got years of experience hiring and managing game people from many backgrounds. I’ve also written for industry magazines and spoken at international industry events, and worked with top game dev universities.Now I’m pouring all my industry experience into this Career Guide, to help you start and build your own career making video games.Learn more at www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

Latest Episodes

GICG050: How can I tell if a video game jobs website is a scam?

This week's question is from Bryan, who asks "Where can I find reviews for this business site and is this a legit website that I will not be scammed by?" LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/testing Thanks for listening! I'm going to take a break from podcasting for a while, but please stop by and see me at the website, GameIndustryCareerGuide.com. To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

10 min2016 JUN 21
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GICG050: How can I tell if a video game jobs website is a scam?

GICG049: What are some demo ideas for my video game programming portfolio?

This week's question is from Max, who asks "Hello, I don’t miss an episode of your podcast ever since the first one. I have a question: What are some specific examples of demos you could prepare for different game programming positions? Could you provide some specific examples that a hiring manager would like to see for positions such as Gameplay Programmer, Graphics Programmer, or Tools Programmer, to name a few? Thanks a lot and keep up the excellent work." LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/what-should-i-put-into-my-video-game-programming-portfolio/ http://glslsandbox.com http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/the-very-best-game-programming-books/ Thanks for listening! Want to stay up to date? Subscribe to my mailing list from any page on the website. To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

8 min2016 JUN 14
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GICG049: What are some demo ideas for my video game programming portfolio?

GICG048: How does the video game industry adapt to new technologies?

This week's question is from Jesse, who asks "My biggest question is how does the game industry adapt to new technologies?" LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/careers Thanks for listening! Do me a favor and rate this podcast on iTunes. It would mean the world to me. To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

8 min2016 JUN 6
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GICG048: How does the video game industry adapt to new technologies?

GICG047: Should I take a video game job I don’t want, just to get my foot in the door?

This week's question is from Indigo, who asks "I have a question about taking a job in a position you don’t want just to get your foot in the door. I’ve had many teachers and other people tell me that taking a QA job or a 2D art job is a good idea just to get in. But I know that I really wouldn’t enjoy it nearly as much as a 3D art position. But it’s pretty hard to find a 3D position. So I’m not sure what to do. Any advice would be great." LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/artist http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/testing Thanks for listening! Remember: Work hard, work smart, don't give up, and you WILL get that job. To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

7 min2016 MAY 23
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GICG047: Should I take a video game job I don’t want, just to get my foot in the door?

GICG046: Will my job application be rejected by resume bots if I submitted a PDF file?

This week's question is from Travis, who asks "I am a recent computer science graduate. I applied for a tester job at Ubisoft and, following your advice, I submitted everything as a PDF file. But I recently listened to another podcast that said big companies, like Ubisoft, don't actually read resumes, computers do, and that we should use a plain resume with specific fonts and save it as a Microsoft word or a TXT file so the computer can parse the information. Is this true? Is my application going to be overlooked because I submitted PDF files?" LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/resume http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/tester Thanks for listening! And thanks for being my trusted friend in science. To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

8 min2016 MAY 16
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GICG046: Will my job application be rejected by resume bots if I submitted a PDF file?

GIG045: Special birthday episode!

Today is the 3rd birthday of GameIndustryCareerGuide.com, let's celebrate! LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/careers Thanks for listening! Press "play," listen all the way to the end, and then there will be cake. To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

8 min2016 MAY 9
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GIG045: Special birthday episode!

GICG044: How can I start my career as a video game industry recruiter?

This week's question is from Ashely, who says "My name is Ashely and I am a recruiter that is new to the Video Game recruiting world. I wanted to combine what I do with one of my favorite hobbies which is playing video games. I discovered your blog and see that you are an expert in the field. Do you have any advice for me as a recruiter or can you guide me to any blogs that can help me crack into this industry?" LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/careers http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/tester Thanks for listening! You're the meaning in my life, you're the inspiration. To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

9 min2016 MAY 2
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GICG044: How can I start my career as a video game industry recruiter?

GICG043: Do I need to be a good writer to get a job testing video games?

This week's question is from Dillon, who asks "I am really interested in becoming a video game tester! I really like finding bugs and sharing about it to my friends. The only problem is I'm not a great writer. Would that be a major deal breaker?" LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/how-to-become-a-video-game-tester/ Thanks for listening. Your mission: Share this episode with just 1 other person who would like it. Thanks. :) To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

6 min2016 APR 25
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GICG043: Do I need to be a good writer to get a job testing video games?

GICG042: What should I put into my video game programming portfolio?

This week's question is from Supreeth, who asks "Hey Jason! Supreeth here, we here in India appreciate all the information provided in you website and I'm a huge fan of your podcast :). So, I would feel glad if you could provide me any certain information regarding, How do I make a game programming demo to apply for jobs? How should the demo be? In video format? How do I show my code along with my demo reel?" LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/resources/ http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/best-way-to-learn-video-game-programming-in-high-school/ Thanks for listening, and for sharing this with other aspiring game programmers. To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

7 min2016 APR 18
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GICG042: What should I put into my video game programming portfolio?

GICG041: Do video game studios ever consider hiring entry-level job applicants?

This week's question is from Taylor, who asks "I am incredibly committed to my craft and improving at it, yet I am under the impression that when I apply for jobs, along with my application there may be 30+ talented artists who have been in the industry before. Do hiring managers occasionally consider candidates that have potential, despite not having the experience? Or do they only seriously consider ones that have industry experience?" LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/you-can-swim-with-the-big-fish/ Thanks for listening, and for sharing this with other people who are bustin' their butts to get a job in the game industry. To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

7 min2016 APR 4
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GICG041: Do video game studios ever consider hiring entry-level job applicants?

Latest Episodes

GICG050: How can I tell if a video game jobs website is a scam?

This week's question is from Bryan, who asks "Where can I find reviews for this business site and is this a legit website that I will not be scammed by?" LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/testing Thanks for listening! I'm going to take a break from podcasting for a while, but please stop by and see me at the website, GameIndustryCareerGuide.com. To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

10 min2016 JUN 21
Comments
GICG050: How can I tell if a video game jobs website is a scam?

GICG049: What are some demo ideas for my video game programming portfolio?

This week's question is from Max, who asks "Hello, I don’t miss an episode of your podcast ever since the first one. I have a question: What are some specific examples of demos you could prepare for different game programming positions? Could you provide some specific examples that a hiring manager would like to see for positions such as Gameplay Programmer, Graphics Programmer, or Tools Programmer, to name a few? Thanks a lot and keep up the excellent work." LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/what-should-i-put-into-my-video-game-programming-portfolio/ http://glslsandbox.com http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/the-very-best-game-programming-books/ Thanks for listening! Want to stay up to date? Subscribe to my mailing list from any page on the website. To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

8 min2016 JUN 14
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GICG049: What are some demo ideas for my video game programming portfolio?

GICG048: How does the video game industry adapt to new technologies?

This week's question is from Jesse, who asks "My biggest question is how does the game industry adapt to new technologies?" LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/careers Thanks for listening! Do me a favor and rate this podcast on iTunes. It would mean the world to me. To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

8 min2016 JUN 6
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GICG048: How does the video game industry adapt to new technologies?

GICG047: Should I take a video game job I don’t want, just to get my foot in the door?

This week's question is from Indigo, who asks "I have a question about taking a job in a position you don’t want just to get your foot in the door. I’ve had many teachers and other people tell me that taking a QA job or a 2D art job is a good idea just to get in. But I know that I really wouldn’t enjoy it nearly as much as a 3D art position. But it’s pretty hard to find a 3D position. So I’m not sure what to do. Any advice would be great." LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/artist http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/testing Thanks for listening! Remember: Work hard, work smart, don't give up, and you WILL get that job. To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

7 min2016 MAY 23
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GICG047: Should I take a video game job I don’t want, just to get my foot in the door?

GICG046: Will my job application be rejected by resume bots if I submitted a PDF file?

This week's question is from Travis, who asks "I am a recent computer science graduate. I applied for a tester job at Ubisoft and, following your advice, I submitted everything as a PDF file. But I recently listened to another podcast that said big companies, like Ubisoft, don't actually read resumes, computers do, and that we should use a plain resume with specific fonts and save it as a Microsoft word or a TXT file so the computer can parse the information. Is this true? Is my application going to be overlooked because I submitted PDF files?" LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/resume http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/tester Thanks for listening! And thanks for being my trusted friend in science. To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

8 min2016 MAY 16
Comments
GICG046: Will my job application be rejected by resume bots if I submitted a PDF file?

GIG045: Special birthday episode!

Today is the 3rd birthday of GameIndustryCareerGuide.com, let's celebrate! LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/careers Thanks for listening! Press "play," listen all the way to the end, and then there will be cake. To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

8 min2016 MAY 9
Comments
GIG045: Special birthday episode!

GICG044: How can I start my career as a video game industry recruiter?

This week's question is from Ashely, who says "My name is Ashely and I am a recruiter that is new to the Video Game recruiting world. I wanted to combine what I do with one of my favorite hobbies which is playing video games. I discovered your blog and see that you are an expert in the field. Do you have any advice for me as a recruiter or can you guide me to any blogs that can help me crack into this industry?" LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/careers http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/tester Thanks for listening! You're the meaning in my life, you're the inspiration. To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

9 min2016 MAY 2
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GICG044: How can I start my career as a video game industry recruiter?

GICG043: Do I need to be a good writer to get a job testing video games?

This week's question is from Dillon, who asks "I am really interested in becoming a video game tester! I really like finding bugs and sharing about it to my friends. The only problem is I'm not a great writer. Would that be a major deal breaker?" LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/how-to-become-a-video-game-tester/ Thanks for listening. Your mission: Share this episode with just 1 other person who would like it. Thanks. :) To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

6 min2016 APR 25
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GICG043: Do I need to be a good writer to get a job testing video games?

GICG042: What should I put into my video game programming portfolio?

This week's question is from Supreeth, who asks "Hey Jason! Supreeth here, we here in India appreciate all the information provided in you website and I'm a huge fan of your podcast :). So, I would feel glad if you could provide me any certain information regarding, How do I make a game programming demo to apply for jobs? How should the demo be? In video format? How do I show my code along with my demo reel?" LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/resources/ http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/best-way-to-learn-video-game-programming-in-high-school/ Thanks for listening, and for sharing this with other aspiring game programmers. To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

7 min2016 APR 18
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GICG042: What should I put into my video game programming portfolio?

GICG041: Do video game studios ever consider hiring entry-level job applicants?

This week's question is from Taylor, who asks "I am incredibly committed to my craft and improving at it, yet I am under the impression that when I apply for jobs, along with my application there may be 30+ talented artists who have been in the industry before. Do hiring managers occasionally consider candidates that have potential, despite not having the experience? Or do they only seriously consider ones that have industry experience?" LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE http://www.gameindustrycareerguide.com/you-can-swim-with-the-big-fish/ Thanks for listening, and for sharing this with other people who are bustin' their butts to get a job in the game industry. To ask me a question to be answered on this podcast, just leave a comment or send an email. For more information on getting a job in video games, visit: http://www.GameIndustryCareerGuide.com

7 min2016 APR 4
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