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Which conference do I attend? Industry News - Gaming

Which conference do I attend?

How to manage a busy Games Conference season. This article is intended to give a bit more insight on how we decide what conferences we are going to attend over what always proves to be a busy event season. But I’m also really interested to see how other people prioritise where they go. Like most […] The post Which conference do I attend? appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Goods News All – The UK Games Biz is Booming! Industry News - Gaming

Goods News All – The UK Games Biz is Booming!

In spite of the political upheaval that dominated headlines in 2016, the games industry enjoyed a record year of profits, which can only be good news for studios nationwide moving forward. It’s official – the UK consumer games market is in excellent health with all-new sales records set last year according to UK games trade […] The post Goods News All – The UK Games Biz is Booming! appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Salary & Satisfaction Survey 2017 Industry News - Gaming

Salary & Satisfaction Survey 2017

Are you working more hours than most? Is Brexit affecting the UK industry? Are VR and AR living up to the hype?     Click below to see our full results and have all of your questions answered! Please find an interactive contents section on page 4 to easily navigate your way around The post Salary & Satisfaction Survey 2017 appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Salary & Satisfaction Survey is open! Industry News - Gaming

Salary & Satisfaction Survey is open!

The Skillsearch survey is back! Each year we aim to help everyone in games & interactive find out what keeps them and the people around them happy in their jobs. We’ve had great success each year but for 2017 we hope to get even more people involved so we can really look into job areas and demographics, to see […] The post Salary & Satisfaction Survey is open! appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

The Grandfather of UK VR: “The Same Mistakes Are Being Made All Over Again” Industry News - Gaming

The Grandfather of UK VR: “The Same Mistakes Are Being Made All Over Again”

With 30 years dedicated to innovating in the virtual, augmented and mixed reality fields, Professor Robert Stone offers his views about the tech’s reemergence – and the threats it faces from the corporate sector. While mainstream interest in the technology has only resurfaced in recent times, Bob Stone has been working in the VR, AR […] The post The Grandfather of UK VR: “The Same Mistakes Are Being Made All Over Again” appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

VR & AR: Predictions Point to a Market Worth Tens of Billions By 2020 Industry News - Gaming

VR & AR: Predictions Point to a Market Worth Tens of Billions By 2020

In 2020, augmented and virtual reality revenues will soar to $162 billion; that’s the forecast from analysts peering into their crystal balls at IDC who believe the sector will experience a growth rate over 180% between 2015 and 2020. Combined with the huge surge in developer interest in VR we’ve experienced here at Skillsearch, it […] The post VR & AR: Predictions Point to a Market Worth Tens of Billions By 2020 appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

E3 2016: Skillsearch’s Top 7 Show Highlights Industry News - Gaming

E3 2016: Skillsearch’s Top 7 Show Highlights

As the dust settles on this year’s show, we take a look at some of the games and trends that caught our eye – and the ramifications they could have for the recruitment sector. Another year, another E3 and while there were grumblings about the show’s relevance in an increasingly digital age – and complaints […] The post E3 2016: Skillsearch’s Top 7 Show Highlights appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Skillsearch visits VRX Expo 2016 Industry News - Gaming

Skillsearch visits VRX Expo 2016

On the 13th May Skillsearch’s Richard Fisher and Guy DeRosa attended the VRX Expo – a gathering of some of the leading edge technology firms helping to drive momentum in the Virtual Reality Universe.     On the back of this event and other VR events we have attended we’ve been able to make a […] The post Skillsearch visits VRX Expo 2016 appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

VR Development: Leap In Now Or Wait? Industry News - Gaming

VR Development: Leap In Now Or Wait?

VR is set to dominate over the coming months – but is this a platform worth developing for now, or should devs wait to see how the tech beds in first before committing valuable time and resources? Recruitment agencies may hold the answer.     The hype currently swirling round VR is steadily increasing, fuelled […] The post VR Development: Leap In Now Or Wait? appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

The Drinks are on Us! VR World Congress 2016 Industry News - Gaming

The Drinks are on Us! VR World Congress 2016

 Skillsearch Games & Interactive Recruitment are pleased to announce that we will be buying drinks for all who attend the VR World Congress after party tomorrow (April 12th) in Bristol!   The daytime event is packed with excellent content in the expo hall where you will be able to demo all the latest in Virtual […] The post The Drinks are on Us! VR World Congress 2016 appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Our five favourite Easter eggs in games! Industry News - Gaming

Our five favourite Easter eggs in games!

Warren Robinett – a programmer at Atari – introduced the first widely known Easter egg in the Atari title ‘Adventure’ in 1979. He planted a message in a hidden room crediting himself for the game’s creation. It went unnoticed and was only found after the game was published. By this point it would have caused too many issues to remove so […] The post Our five favourite Easter eggs in games! appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Skillsearch Gaming’s Salary & Satisfaction Survey is back! Industry News - Gaming

Skillsearch Gaming’s Salary & Satisfaction Survey is back!

How are salaries changing? What is the main reason to look for a new job? Why do people turn down offers?   Last year Skillsearch conducted a survey to look at how people in the gaming industry feel about their jobs and salaries. Now we are BACK and, with even more responses, can compare people across the industry […] The post Skillsearch Gaming’s Salary & Satisfaction Survey is back! appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

6 Trends You Will Suddenly Appreciate in 2016! Industry News - Gaming

6 Trends You Will Suddenly Appreciate in 2016!

  As 2016 sets in the internet is inevitably littered with articles speculating on the ‘disruptive trends’ we will be in awe of at some stage of the year. For any of you battle hardened tech-heads this can be taken with a large ladle of salt, as there’s nothing ‘disruptive’ about technology concepts and prototypes […] The post 6 Trends You Will Suddenly Appreciate in 2016! appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

What to Expect from VR in 2016 Industry News - Gaming

What to Expect from VR in 2016

  Virtual Reality: State of Play 2016! – it’s the year when the dream of virtual reality will finally become a bona fide, well, reality. Let’s have a look at what to expect next year and which platforms developers should be betting on.   We’ve been here before in the 90s – the intoxicating promise of […] The post What to Expect from VR in 2016 appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Our Interview With Jam Jar, A Streaming Sensation Industry News - Gaming

Our Interview With Jam Jar, A Streaming Sensation

Jam Jar (James Donald) is a live gaming streamer with nearly 92,000 followers on YouTube and over 56,000 followers on Twitch. His success came about practically overnight after posting videos on Reddit, and in August 2014 he became popular enough to quit his day time job and stream full time. Skillsearch managed to catch up […] The post Our Interview With Jam Jar, A Streaming Sensation appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

FORGET A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD – WE’VE GOT GAMES AND THAT’S SO MUCH BETTER Industry News - Gaming

FORGET A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD – WE’VE GOT GAMES AND THAT’S SO MUCH BETTER

I imagine many of you will have done what I have done and sat up excited at a new movie trailer being promoted in the ad break before your favourite TV show only to realise it’s not a movie at all but a game. How is that possible this you might ask? Games don’t have […] The post FORGET A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD – WE’VE GOT GAMES AND THAT’S SO MUCH BETTER appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Play@Develop Industry News - Gaming

Play@Develop

Join us for Play@Develop in Brighton 15.07.15 MORE games, MORE talks, BIGGER awards and MASSIVE fun is just around the corner – and so too is PLAY@DEVELOP A FREE charity fundraiser running alongside Develop Conference for Special Effect organised by Skillsearch Games Recruitment. Register for your free ticket on Eventbrite HERE   Special Effect is a gamers charity which puts […] The post Play@Develop appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Salary & Satisfaction Survey 2015 Industry News - Gaming

Salary & Satisfaction Survey 2015

We have recently conducted a Salary and Satisfaction Survey across the Gaming Industry and are pleased to be able to publish the results. Please read it and share it as there is key information for anyone involved in Games. Candidates – we think you’ll be happy with the direction of the market. Clients – there […] The post Salary & Satisfaction Survey 2015 appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

State of the Global Games Market Industry News - Gaming

State of the Global Games Market

  Global Gaming Market to grow by 9.4% this year – it’s already bigger than the Movie Industry globally and the juggernaut shows no sign of slowing down. Asia grows at a higher rate than the rest of the globe. Tablet games up +27% showing that the way we play our games has changed massively. […] The post State of the Global Games Market appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Games Industry in Asia Industry News - Gaming

Games Industry in Asia

  The Games industry is booming and in Asia the growth expectations are off the scale. We already supply many of the leading Asia gaming companies and they hire people from across the world. This is a market that is too huge to be ignored       The post Games Industry in Asia appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

As a leading Oracle consultancy we initially engaged with Skillsearch around 2 years ago when they were just part of our recruitment supplier network. Over that period they have demonstrated a consistent level of delivery in the niche Oracle space that has led us to dispense with our other recruiters and work exclusively with Skillsearch. We have taken the relationship to the level that they come to us with potential sales leads and in turn we are happy to promote them, when appropriate, directly to our clients.

UK Award-Winning Oracle Consultancy

When we need extra resources, Skillsearch is always one of our first ports of call – Giles has a very good understanding of our industry and can always find the perfect candidate for our needs.

Marina Burton, Plug-In Media

I met Giles and Guy at Develop and in the months since the event, Skillsearch has visited the campus on two occasions and worked with our students collectively and individually on improving their CVs and what goes into making a good portfolio. Our students respond well to their positive energy and encouragement, and their passion for games development. Giles and Guy are mad for Unity and because of them, I have encouraged all our games students to become proficient on the engine, and pushed the business case for the university purchasing 20UnityPro licenses. And, best of all, Giles and Guy do what it says on the tin – find our students jobs in games.

Hope Caton, Lecturer, Games Technology Leader | inKUbator

We have worked with the Skillsearch team for almost three years now as our only recruitment supplier, and with great success supplying staff across all disciplines. They are the only agency that seem to truly understand the interactive space and have a genuinely broad network within it! It is also always a nice touch when we bump into the Skillsearch team sponsoring and attending various social events surrounding cutting edge technologies. Highly recommended!!

Daniel Cheetham, Head of Interactive | Happy Finish

I have worked with Skillsearch for the duration of my project on a number of recruitment opportunities. Skillsearch offer a professional and collaborative service providing a quick turn around with quality resource. When defining a resource requirement, Skillsearch worked with me to ensure they understood the full requirements and thus eliminated the submission of inappropriate type candidates. I would gladly use Skillsearch for future resource requirements, knowing that their professional, collaborative and honest approach ensures that a good working relationship is created.

Stuart Entwistle, Global Payroll Project Manager

I think it's not an understatement to say, I would still be looking for new opportunities without Skillsearch’s help and determination. Their relentless pursuit of my interests with employers never kept me far from their attentions. This led to the lining up of several interviews within days of making contact with Skillsearch. Not only were they quick in finding interviews, but the suitability was spot on. They matched both mine and my employers requirements so well that after my first interview I landed a role. I'd barely made it to the train station on my way home as I was receiving an excited call giving me the good news. The friendliness and the genuine care they had for my success was unmatched from other recruiters I had tried. I can't recommend Skillsearch enough!

Adrian Walton, Senior Game Designer | DR Studios

Skillsearch has been a great help in finding and securing my position at GTI. They were brilliant for advice and that meant the whole application and interview process went very smoothly for me, and ultimately ended with me getting the job.

Toby New, Developer | GTI

Giles and the Sillsearch team exceptional recruiters, on multiple occasions he has delivered more potential hires (high quality relevant candidates) to interview than any other tech agency I have worked with. I especially appreciate his capacity to understand our need, and adjust as the process moves forward, with minimal need for how intervention.

Gil Teixeira, Head of Production | Arkavis Siam Co. | Bangkok, Thailand

Through my work at Unity Technologies, and as organiser of the London Unity Usergroup, I have a very close connection with Unity developers throughout the UK. A common theme amongst Unity developers is a call for Unity jobs. On the flip side to this, I visit many studios that are looking for Unity developers to fill vital positions for the development of exciting new projects. It was clear that communication between individual developers and studios needed improving. It's great that Skillsearch have taken the initiative and are focussing on improving the communication between Unity developers and studios.

Russ Morris, Product Evangelist | Unity Technologies

I have been working with Skillsearch for 12 months after engaging them as an agency that promised to deliver Oracle Subject Matter Experts. I have been impressed by their industry knowledge and their ability to consistently deliver solid shortlists of candidates, often in a matter of hours, allowing me to cherry pick the best in the market. I look forward to our ongoing relationship developing and I would definitely recommend their niche recruitment service to others.

Oracle Programme Manager