Immersive & Gaming Job Search: Our CV tips
When it’s time to start your Immersive & Gaming job search, you probably know where to start. It’s time to dig out that CV for an update. By this point in your gaming career, we understand you will have your own approach to the CV. It is a summary of YOUR experience and achievements after all.
However, we wanted to offer some advice to get you in the right mindset as you hunt for the perfect role. From what to look for in a job specification to quick changes to your CV, we have you covered!
Starting your immersive & gaming job search
Whatever reason you’re looking for a new gaming job, it’s important to have your own requirements in a role. Don’t just tick off the aspects that make you a good fit – ensure the job matches your essentials too. Here are some things you can consider…
- Salary: Research the current market alongside your experience – does the role offer the salary you deserve?
- Location: Is the commute going to be comfortable for you? Furthermore, does the role offer hybrid/remote working should you need it?
- Role responsibilities: Of course, you want to make sure you can do the responsibilities. However, don’t be afraid to go for roles that also offer new challenges – this is the key to career progression.
- The company: When you find a job you like the sound of, there is still plenty of research to do. Employee reviews will help you gather an understanding of culture and the team. You can also explore their social media channels to explore the personality of the company.
Tailoring your gaming CV
By analysing the job specification, you can identify what this specific employer is looking for. Read carefully and discover their priorities. For example, are they really highlighting the need for specific skills or tools? If so, you should include your skills and experience right after your profile summary. When it comes to immersive and gaming roles, here are some key things to include.
- A profile summary: Show the employer exactly who you are with an introduction about you. This is a great chance to garner early favour too. Pick out three or four points from the job spec and address them directly in your summary. It will immediately demonstrate your experience and ability to do the job.
- A technical summary: In this field, you have to shout about your technical skills and achievements. Highlight your experience with VR, AR, gaming software and more. If the role is calling for something specific, make sure there is a big focus on this.
- Emphasise your latest roles: What did you learn and achieve in your current role that you can bring to the new role? Begin with your most recent position – include dates and months of employment for each.
- Stats and figures are your friend: If you are outlining a success or an area you helped a company improve, use statistics to back it up.
- Your hobbies: It’s great to have hobbies, but do employers always need to see them? Perhaps you can include times you used your skills to help others or in a volunteer capacity?
- The benefits of proofreading: Written communication is important in many roles. So, would easily addressed errors show a lack of attention to detail? Always read your CV with fresh eyes or read it aloud to make sure it reads well.
How can TechNET Immersive help your job search?
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