How To Get A Job In The Video Game Industry Online Course
Create a Winning Resume, Portfolio, LinkedIn Profile & Job Application. Dominate Interviews & Networking. (6.5 hours)
Please note: This course focuses on landing your dream job in the video game industry however the strategies included apply to any creative and technical profession.
If you're interested in game development and aspire to have a career making video games, this course will help maximise your chances of finding opportunities, getting interviews and dominating the job application process in order to land your dream job in the video game industry.
No matter what role you're interested in (programmer / developer, artist, designer, producer, QA tester and so on) and what experience level you currently have (from "none" to "a lot"), this course takes you through all of the fundamentals (eg. building your resume, writing cover letters, creating a portfolio, crafting your LinkedIn profile) and dozens of insider tips and strategies that 95% of your job-hunting competitors are not (yet) using.
The course is perfect for people who are self-taught from taking courses, those who are soon-to-be and recent graduates, people who are switching careers or industry veterans looking for a change or promotion.
Why you'll get HUGE VALUE from this program...
- You'll have the skill to create "Artifacts" - the technique which allows you to get interviews even if you have very little or no job experience in the games industry.
- You'll create your Personal Brand - a critical step in passing employers "6-second test", and a brilliant way to make writing resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, emails and connection requests easier and more impactful.
- You'll become a LinkedIn Master - using this incredibly valuable tool to connect with Decision Makers, make new opportunities, gather important intel and opening doors that would otherwise be tightly shut.
- You'll learn from real-world Case Studies - job seekers like yourself who followed the teachings in this program got the interviews and job offers they wanted in the video game industry.
- You'll know exactly how you can Get More Experience on your Resume - its tough to get a job if you have no experience right? This course will show you how anyone can get experience by being smart and offering needed value to teams.
See you in the course
Ben & Rick
PS Want to get more skills before you dive-in? Check-out our comprehensive catalog of world-class game development tutorials.
What you'll learn in this course:
- Stand out from other candidates and get interviews for video game jobs no matter which role you are interested in.
- Create winning Resumes, Cover Letters, Portfolios and LinkedIn profiles specifically tailored to the Video Game Industry.
- Dominate in interviews by using specific, proven tactics and strategies.
- Take action to get relevant video game industry experience (even if you have no experience to start with).
- Create your personal brand in order to make it very clear to employers why you should be hired.
- Create Proof-of-Value "Artifacts" that will make you stand out more than any other candidate and get your application to the top of the pile.
- Use LinkedIn to easily Network with the right industry professionals (ie. Decision Makers who can give you a job).
- Find (and create!) job opportunities anywhere in the world.
Hi, I'm Rick, nice to meet you all.
I've been making video games for a living for more than 14 years as a Game Designer, Producer, Creative Director, and Executive Producer, creating games for console, mobile, PC and Facebook. I founded an Indie game studio, called Inspirado Games, which was acquired in 2012 by Electronic Arts / PopCap. I also worked on cool IPs such as Mario, Transformers, Captain America and Mortal Kombat and created successful new IPs from scratch (such as "GardenMind" which was nominated for Canadian Game of the Year in the social / mobile category).
As a qualified Career Coach, I've helped thousands of people achieve their dream of making games for a living - both as Indie Game Developers and as valuable game industry employees.
Course Curriculum (6+ hours)
PreviewWelcome and Introduction (1:30)
PreviewCase Study of Successful Student (10:40)
PreviewProject Checklist and Course Goal For You (10:33)
PreviewVideo Game Industry Roles Available To You (6:08)
StartBig List of Video Game Industry Roles
StartRequirements For Specific Job Roles (9:25)
Start"Hot" Opportunities in the Video Game Industry (8:15)
StartWhy You Absolutely Have To Specialize (5:40)
StartHow To Create Your Specialization Statement (15:52)
StartDiscussion: Generalist Versus Specialist (3:23)
StartJob Hunting Mistakes You Have To Stop Doing (10:21)
StartEnd of Section Quiz - Your Understanding of The Fundamentals
StartSection 1 Wrap Up (1:10)
StartSection 2 Introduction (1:47)
StartAlways Improving (0:57)
StartHow Your Value is Assessed by Employers (9:48)
StartHow To Get More "Skill-Based" Value (13:16)
StartDiscussion: Learning New Skills (8:02)
StartFinding All Your Experience Points (4:21)
StartOffering Value To Get More Experience (7:28)
StartTechniques For Getting More Experience (11:45)
StartCase Study: Getting Experience on Upwork (5:29)
StartEnd of Section Quiz - Having Value
StartSection 2 Wrap Up (2:45)
Frequently Asked Questions
"There was a lot of good information in this course. The best part was Rick's ability to separate tasks out and set clear goals. I especially appreciated the targeted challenges at the end of each section. By completing these, I feel like my resume, portfolio, and network have grown significantly compared to where they were when I started. I suggest this course for anybody who is having trouble deciding where and/or how to start. I can't wait to put all of these new tools into action."
K Rebecca Clark
"Great information! Amazing that you give so much value for such reasonable course fees! I love you guys and look forward to continuing my journey with more of your courses."
"Fantastic course with a tonne of useful information, resources and techniques. Rick's passion for helping people shines through constantly and is incredibly inspirational and insightful. Although I'm at the very beginning of my game development learning curve I know that I will implement a great deal of what I've learned here as I progress through my journey. Thanks Rick!"
"I've taken about a half-dozen courses on Udemy, and I think that this might have been the best. It's a really concise and focused collection of information about the games industry that I just never would have thought of or discovered on my own. No fluff, only really useful information that relates directly to getting a job. Great stuff."
"Does right what it says on the tin. Great, concrete advice that I haven’t heard anywhere else. I plan on going through it one more time carefully and following all the steps."