posted on Nov, 19 2010 @ 05:41 AM
reply to post by SpaceMonkeys
I'm doing well. Then again, if I lose it all, I don't' lose much. My partner and I live within our means. We have made a conscious decision NOT to
have a mortgage, credit cards or any other form of credit. We pay with cash. If we don't have the cash we don't buy, simples.
SpaceMonkey: My partner has worked in the gaming industry for three years. He started low on the ladder as a tester. Three years later and he has
worked on some of the biggest projects in the industry. Currently he is the lead for one of the biggest games of the year. He is in the credits of
several big name projects of the past year. He is doing very well, and he's only 22. His secret? He was willing to start at the bottom, worked hard
and didn't have any expectations. He currently leads a team of ten people and he is always telling me how the company he works for avoids graduates.
Why? Because they aren't willing to start at the bottom, have high salary expectations, and are not dependable.
I don't know what part of the UK you're in, but the southeast is the place to be if you're serious about getting into the industry.
Avoid applying with the studios directly.It is in their interest to cut costs, so they often outsource work. There are many companies that are used by
the studios to do testing, artwork and even coding. My partner works for one such company and as a result he is now known to all the major studios in
the area, they know him and thus should he choose to apply directly with them now, he is much more likely to get on with them.
If you don't mind working hard, for a lowish wage ( hell of a lot more then JSA though) and are dependable then there ARE jobs in the industry. It's
a foot in the door. If you're interested, and in the southeast, PM me, and I will send you links and names to a few of the companies in the area.
They are ALWAYS hiring.