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  • Edge Magazine Issue 220 Get Into Games: David Smith, Interactive Selection

    Mentoring prospective students and employees has become something of a free-for-all over recent years, what with publishers, developers and even governments using the latest online channels, among other things, to pick the fruit straight from the tree. Not that it bothers the learned industry recruiter, whose role can extend far beyond the knowledge and self-interest […]

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    Learn more about Women in Games Jobs, now a “not for profit” or Community Interest Company.

    Women in Games Jobs was incorporated as a “not for profit” or Community Interest Company under the UK’s Companies Act 2006 on 2 June 2011. Its objects are to recruit more women into the games industry by promoting role models and giving encouragement and information to those women seeking to work in games, and to […]

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    Are Recruiters Really Necessary? - a moral tale for hirers from the Radin Report

    Peter was a great candidate: Fine background, good skills, terrific references. So I decided to spin the dial and see if I could place him. After a little research, I found a company that seemed a perfect match for Peter’s talents. So, I placed a call to the vice president. The VP agreed that my […]

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    “A free recruitment service designed to save you time and money” scam

    We received a letter today from a “leading provider of Government-funded Work Programme” who is “helping hundreds of small businesses like yours in London to find reliable, committed staff”. The letter even uses a quote from a UK government minister who says:

    “Recruitment is a grind. Money spent on advertising. Too many CVs, or sometimes none at […]

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    Livingstone Hope Report Next Gen from NESTA featured on Newsnight 10 October

    A report by Rory Cellan-Jones, BBC Technology correspondent on the UK Education system and whether it is failing the Games and Special effects industries. Newsnight ran this report on 10 October 2011. See the full video report that follows:

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    Interactive launch dedicated recruiting service for Casual & Social Games sector

    Interactive Selection have hired experienced games recruiter, Carrie Eckersley, to provide a dedicated service to publishers and developers producing casual and social games. Carrie has 5 years experience recruiting in the engineering and games markets and is well respected by all who have worked with her. She will be reaching out to existing and potential […]

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    Interactive Selection speaking to Kingston Uni students Thursday 3rd November

    David Smith, MD of Interactive Selection, will be speaking to students in the Games Lab at Kingston University, South West London, on 3 November at 11.00 on getting a job in the games industry. 15 years experience of trying to find jobs for up to 10000 registered candidates has given him an insight into some of the extra work needed for students over an above turning up […]

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    Jobs seekers beware! Your social networking sites can cost you a job.

    Employers use social networking sites like Linked In, Plaxo and Facebook to screen potential candidates. The survey of more than 450 employers found that 53% used social networking sites to research job candidates, while 12% plan to do so.  Around 43% of employers said what they had seen on social networking sites had caused them […]

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    Recruiting more women into games: Highlights video from European Women in Games Conference

    Too busy, too far away, just thought it a waste of time or never even heard about it, you can now get a flavour of what you missed. Whatever reason you could not make it to the European Women in Games Conference, London on 22 September 2011, here is the highlights video of the conference […]

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    Interactive Selection hire former Ubisoft recruiter to HO team in London

    I am pleased to anounce that Aurelie Busollo who spent 2 years working as HR & Communication Manager for Ubisoft Pune in India has now joined Interactive Selection as a Consultant based in the London office. Taking over from Lylia Seddiki, she will be managing the relationship with all French speaking clients and job seekers. […]

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