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Mobile Games University - How to get a job in games: Crafting the perfect CV

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Mobile Games University - How to get a job in games: Crafting the perfect CV

So you’ve found a great job you’d like to apply for, in which you fulfil most, if not all, the criteria set out.

The next step is likely to have to send out a CV and Cover Letter to show off your experiences, qualifications, a little about who you are and what you can bring to the table.

Like with all the advice here, you need to find what’s right for you, the kind of role you’re applying for and that which fits your personality.

But there are plenty of tips available on creating a top notch CV and Cover Letter to grab the attention of a recruiter and bag an interview.

This is the first step – but it’s arguably the most important one. Without getting past this stage, you won’t have a chance to show off your skills in person.

Top ten CV writing tips for game developers

Stig Strand of recruitment agency Amiqus offers some key tips on crafting the best CV, from how many pages it should be to telling the truth and just what to include.

Writing the ideal CV for the games industry

SkillSearch’s Guy DeRosa offers CV writing tips and offers up a few examples, from an interactive website to how Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer fits her entire CV on one page.

Your CV, and Applying for Game Jobs

Creative Director Phil Goddard discusses crafting a CV in depth, with a particular focus on advice for creatives.

How To Write Your Video Game Industry Resume

Career Coach Rick Davidson, whose credits include Next Level Games and PopCap, gives quick tips about writing a CV for a job in games, and provides a downloadable example CV with notes on what to include and where.

Below, Davidson also offers advice not directly related to writing your CV, but has tips that could prove useful in understanding the mindset of an employer.

This Cover Letter Will Get You Into the Gaming Industry

Staff at InnoGames, one of Germany’s biggest games developers, give their suggestions for writing a great Cover Letter to go with your CV.

Get Your Dream Job: 5 Secrets to Writing a Killer Cover Letter

Olga Novikova offers basic but useful suggestions on writing a Cover Letter and why it's important to do your research and show off your knowledge in the industry and profession.

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