VR Recruitment Strategy

VR Recruitment: Your hiring strategy for top talent

What are your VR recruitment plans? The world of virtual reality continues to grow.  Innovation, new technology and niche skills are at the forefront of company recruitment strategies in 2024.

So, what should you be looking for in top VR talent? We reveal the 2024 trends and hiring priorities you need to know to hire the top talent in the industry!

The soft skills

To begin, we wanted to cover the ‘soft’ skills that VR professionals can bring to the table. Within a career where technology is king, it is harder than you think to identify the necessary skills to help the potential employee make a cultural impact on the business.

Problem solving & creativity

VR projects often involve tackling unique challenges and pushing the boundaries of technology. Therefore, adaptability and innovative thinking are crucial for success. Problem-solving in VR development requires a multifaceted approach, blending analytical thinking with creativity to devise effective solutions. Whether it’s troubleshooting technical glitches, optimising resource-intensive processes, or brainstorming innovative features, VR professionals must possess the agility to navigate complex problems with confidence and ingenuity.


Success will be hard to reach if VR teams are not communicating. Projects will have many layers and all teams should understand each one, especially knowing who is involved in what areas of the project. So, the ideal candidate should demonstrate effective collaboration in VR development that goes beyond individual success. How did they work with different teams? How did they align their skills and ideas with the overall shared vision of the project? This is not the industry for lone wolves, so potential employees need a proven track record in team collaboration.

A passion for what they do

A genuine passion for what they do is an obvious one in any hiring process. Within VR, a tell-tale sign that someone truly loves their craft is a dedication to continuous learning. After all, this is not a technology that remains the same for too long! A good indicator is someone who can demonstrate how they keep up with trends and show interest in training programmes.

The technical skills

Now for the technology skills! Virtual reality encompasses so many technical skills that sometimes you might not know what you are missing. Here are absolute necessities to look out for in your VR recruitment process.

VR platforms & devices

A great discussion point is the candidates’ familiarity with different VR platforms and devices, such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, or mobile VR platforms like Oculus Quest. However, don’t just ask about their experience working with these. Yes, it’s important to ensure they have worked with these platforms, but what are their thoughts on them? From limitations to strengths, it is always useful to get their opinions on these devices. It just might open your eyes to new ideas!


Skills such as creating intuitive VR interfaces, designing immersive interactions, and optimising user experiences for engagement are integral in the VR world. UX and UI design play a big part in this. VR interfaces must not only be intuitive and aesthetically pleasing but also seamlessly integrated into the immersive environment. An understanding of how design methodologies marry with their skills must be demonstrable by the candidates. In particular, human-computer interaction principles, spatial design, and cognitive ergonomics are key talking points.

Programming skills

First and foremost, proficiency in languages such as C#, C++, or Unity Script is the cornerstone of VR programming. These languages serve as the building blocks for developing VR applications and experiences across a myriad of platforms, from high-end VR headsets to mobile devices. Of course, it’s not just about what programming skills they possess. Dig into the details – how did they utilise specific coding languages to unleash the potential of VR in a project? How do their skills apply to certain game engines or design principles? Understanding how their skills align with your goals is the key to identifying the right talent.

Helping your VR recruitment in 2024

The ever-evolving world of virtual reality means it is important to stay up to date on trends. That’s why identifying the skills you need is the first step to success. We are here to help you secure the very best immersive talent. Submit a vacancy today and the team will be in touch!