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Working in the industry

If you’re looking for a job or internship in the Dutch game industry, there are several ways to increase your chances of success. In this article, we provide you with some tips and advice to help you on your way – of course, many of these tips are applicable to other countries as well.

If you’re looking for a job or internship at Dutch Game Garden instead, take a look at our guide on how to improve your chances.

 

Getting a job

Every week Dutch Game Garden gets several emails and calls from people who are looking for a job or internship, or who need career advice. This is one of the reasons why we host a monthly Network Lunch.

However, we feel the advice we give is useful for more people than visitors to our events. Below are some pointers on how to improve your chances.

Game industry jobs

Join our monthly network lunch or check out the latest job listings at Gamejobs.eu.

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Series one: Preparation and orientation

If you want to work in the game industry it is helpful to have an idea how games are made, even if you don’t have a technical background yourself. Especially for people looking for a marketing, PR, or other business position it is useful to have some insight in the development process of a game. Read more.

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Series two: Application process and interview

Before applying to a job posting, do your homework. Know what games the company makes, what people work there, what technology they use, and what role you want to fulfill in their team. Also, consider why the company needs your skills. If you don’t fit all the requirements (yet) that are listed in the job posting, apply anyway. Read more.

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