Should you use a recruiter?

I think this is an issue that causes some confusion for people in the game industry, especially for people without a lot of work experience.  First off, it makes sense to point out that there are two main types of recruiters: Studio recruiter – in-house recruiter, employed directly by the studio 3rd party recruiter – external recruiter, working independently or … Read More

International Game Job Ads

I was glancing at several postings on our site today, and I couldn’t help but notice how many different ads we’ve had go up recently from countries other than the US.  When we first started the site (over 2 years ago), we were contacting companies directly to see if they’d post their ads with us.  We focused almost exclusively on … Read More

New Companies, New Jobs – 12/02/09

We’ve gotten off to a busy start this week – the turkey-induced comas have started to wear off, and companies are once again posting new job ads.  I’ve said many times that one of the main reasons that we started this site was to help smaller/newer/unique/etc. studios get their jobs posted and seen by job hunters.  We love having the … Read More

New Companies, New Jobs, Layoffs

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks in the game industry.  First, we had the news last week that EA was laying off 1500 of its employees worldwide.  Then, we had the news today that EA was shutting down Pandemic.  If you’re an industry veteran, I’d almost bet money that you knew someone that was affected – I’ve worked at … Read More

Welcome to Microsoft and More

We had several new companies start using the site over the last 10 days, so I figured it was time to roll out a belated welcome to them all.  Almost 20 new jobs were posted, across just about every discipline.  If you’re hunting, make sure and have a look. Microsoft – some little company up in the Northwest, from what … Read More

Maxis and Raven Layoffs

Sad news this week from 2 major developers – both Maxis and Raven reported sizable staff cuts were made.  Raven apparently laid off about 1/3 (they were at 180 employees) of its staff, and Activision has commented that the studio is scaling back to only having 2 games in development at any given time.  Shacknews followed up that bad news … Read More

The Dreamhive is Hiring

We try to spread the word about all of the jobs that get posted on GameJobHunter, but I wanted to spend a little bit of extra time on one that just went up.  It’s from a relatively new company called The Dreamhive – they’ve been around for a few years, and their hard work has brought them all sorts of … Read More

Welcome to Naughty Dog

If you’re not sure who Naughty Dog is, there’s a good chance that you’re probably looking at the wrong site.  They need no introduction in the gaming world, and have been behind some of the biggest franchises (Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter, Uncharted) of the last 10+ years.  I was pumped to see them add 2 jobs to the site … Read More

Welcome to Harmonix

Harmonix posted their first ad today, so I wanted to welcome them to the site.  The creators of Rock Band need no introduction – hell, even my wife (the quintessential non-gamer) is starting to play bass on medium.  I exchanged e-mails with their recruiter, Kevin Fanning, today, and he says they should have more jobs to post in the near … Read More

Welcome to NCsoft

I’m a little late with this one – NCsoft has actually had ads going up since last week.  It looks like they’re hiring for just about every disicipline, at every level, at every studio!  They’ve got ads for positions at all of their studios – Carbine, Paragon, NCsoft Austin, ArenaNet and NCsoft Corporate.  That covers Seattle, Austin, the SF Bay … Read More