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The Games Brains Quiz 2016 Company News

The Games Brains Quiz 2016

Join us and put your games knowledge to the test, all in aid of Special Effect - the gamers charity. Who will come out on top?!

Graduate Scheme Insights: Creative Assembly Careers Advice

Graduate Scheme Insights: Creative Assembly

Skillsearch speaks with the studio behind the classic Total War series and survival horror Alien: Isolation to get their valuable insight into what it takes to qualify for their innovative graduate scheme.

Writing the Ideal CV for the Games Industry Careers Advice

Writing the Ideal CV for the Games Industry

Drawing on five years’ experience partnering with some of the biggest, smallest and most interesting Games & Interactive studios in the world, our manager Giles notes down his best tips on what you can do to get noticed in the games industry.

Workday: Sticking to its Game Plan Careers Advice

Workday: Sticking to its Game Plan

Over the past few months, Workday has continued to add new functionality to its products while consolidating its business operations; Skillsearch’s Workday specialist Adam Leaver examines what the recent developments mean for contractors working within the Goliath’s ecosystem.

Play@Develop 2016 Company News

Play@Develop 2016

You are invited to Play@Develop, a charity fundraiser which we’re running for Special Effect on July 13th around Develop – Europe’s leading game development conference!

We’re at Unite Europe 2016 Company News

We’re at Unite Europe 2016

Unite is the worldwide conference held by Unity for developers, engineers and everyone else who has a passion for games development.

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.

SaaS HR Consultants: Adapt Now Or Risk Being Sidelined Human Resources

SaaS HR Consultants: Adapt Now Or Risk Being Sidelined

2015 saw an evolution in the SaaS HR Transformation sector, writes Skillsearch’s Adam Leaver, with the market shifting away from talent with IT-specific skill sets and instead focusing on HR consultants who boast an analytical mind and a deep understanding of the processes and procedures required to make a SaaS system truly shine in the […] The post SaaS HR Consultants: Adapt Now Or Risk Being Sidelined appeared first on Skillsearch Technology.

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.

Game Development: Graduates Not Welcome? Careers Advice

Game Development: Graduates Not Welcome?

A recent survey has revealed that work placement opportunities at game devs are at worryingly low levels; Skillsearch’s Games & Interactive Manager Giles Fenwick examines the key issues that are preventing the next generation of talent from getting a foothold in the games industry.   It’s a genuinely eye-opening stat for anybody reading Creative Skillset’s ‘Workforce Survey […] The post Game Development: Graduates Not Welcome? appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

4 Tips for Mobile Talent Hiring Success Industry News

4 Tips for Mobile Talent Hiring Success

It was 6 years ago and the demand for mobile software talent exploded before the market stabilised and two platforms; android and iOS came to dominate the scene. Since then demand for these skills has remained extremely high whether you are building apps, marketing them, launching them or testing them. However supply is increasing all […] The post 4 Tips for Mobile Talent Hiring Success appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

Mobile Salary & Satisfaction Survey Careers Advice

Mobile Salary & Satisfaction Survey

We have recently conducted a Salary and Satisfaction Survey across the Mobile Industry and are pleased to be able to publish the results. The post Mobile Salary & Satisfaction Survey appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

A View on Indie Development from the Inside… Careers Advice

A View on Indie Development from the Inside…

    A View on Indie Development from the Inside… By Guy DeRosa The games industry is packed with developers interested in making a jump over to indie development, but where to start, and how do the successful ones do what they do?  Skillsearch Games & Interactive Recruitment sits down with the co-founder of Just […] The post A View on Indie Development from the Inside… appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

So, you want to be a Unity Freelancer? Careers Advice

So, you want to be a Unity Freelancer?

    Skillsearch Digital are the only recruitment agency which specialises in providing games & interactive studios worldwide with experts in the industry’s most dynamic development engine: Unity3D (… Cue heated debate with UE4 enthusiasts)

Negotiate A Better Salary With One Simple Technique Careers Advice

Negotiate A Better Salary With One Simple Technique

Negotiate A Better Salary With One Simple Technique After 20 years of working in recruitment there is a fundamental truth when it comes to negotiating a salary – the client always wants to negotiate at the point of making a formal offer. With more and more clients preferring to negotiate direct with the candidate at […] The post Negotiate A Better Salary With One Simple Technique appeared first on Skillsearch Technology.

Negotiate A Better Salary With One Simple Technique Careers Advice

Negotiate A Better Salary With One Simple Technique

After 20 years of working in recruitment there is a fundamental truth when it comes to negotiating a salary – the client always wants to negotiate at the point of making a formal offer. With more and more clients preferring to negotiate direct with the candidate at offer stage it can put the jobseeker in […] The post Negotiate A Better Salary With One Simple Technique appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

6 Best Practice Tips for Smart Watch Developers Careers Advice

6 Best Practice Tips for Smart Watch Developers

6 Best Practice Tips for Smart Watch Developers The tech giant’s latest addition to its family was launched at the end of April and according to CEO Tim Cook is proving to be a massive hit with developers. But what key design guidelines should devs practise to ensure their Watch apps are hitting the mark? […] The post 6 Best Practice Tips for Smart Watch Developers appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

E3 2015: Indie Scene’s In Rude Health – But Risks Remain Industry News - Gaming

E3 2015: Indie Scene’s In Rude Health – But Risks Remain

E3 2015: Indie Scene’s In Rude Health – But Risks Remain By Giles Fenwick This year’s E3 proved that the indie scene continues to go from strength to strength – but behind the positive headlines, there are still very real risks associated with devs striking it out on their own.   The E3 2015 expo […] The post E3 2015: Indie Scene’s In Rude Health – But Risks Remain appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

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 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

Katie is a great recruiter to work with. She is very efficient at replying and dealing to any form of communication I sent and the wider Skillsearch team are also always very supportive. I look forward to working with you again.

Luke Zammit, Unity Developer | Future Games of London

The Skillsearch team did a fantastic job and were a real pleasure to work with. Their in-depth knowledge of the employers they work with, their recruiting processes and key staff was a real boon in both finding the right position and the subsequent application. Having worked with Skillsearch both as an employer and as a candidate I would thoroughly recommend them as being among the best in the industry.

Dan Borthwick, Mobile Technical lead | King

Skillsearch work in a very unique way compared to many recruitment companies in the industry. They take the time to understand the candidates and through this have developed a strong network, certainly everyone I have worked with speaks of them very highly. They have put me forward for roles only where there is a good match in skills, so taking the time to understand the in depth roles they fill. Which is echoed in the comments from the companies I have worked for. The proof of this is the contract and a permanent role that they have placed me in, during which time they always act with the utmost professionalism. I look forward to working with them again.

Senior Cognos Consultant

Giles and the team recently helped me find the perfect role in central Brighton. Whilst working with him I was highly impressed with his knowledge of the industry, diligence and professionalism. A cut above many other recruiters I've worked with; every step of the way he showed an impeccable understanding of my skills and requirements and was able to leverage his contacts to find the perfect match in no time at all. I won't hesitate to recommend Skillsearch to my friends and colleagues in the future.

Pete Gunter, Senior Developer | Mediatonic

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

Giles and the Skillsearch team are unbelievably helpful and accommodating, even in the face of last minute requests and difficult-to-fill roles. Highly recommended.

Tom Page, Studio Director | PLA Studios

Giles is the best recruiter I had the pleasure to work with. He is very talented and has all the good contacts, he also is unstoppable, once he finds out what you are looking for, he won't rest until he delivers. Thanks again for helping me finding my dream job

Caina Leao, Senior Flash Developer | Endemol UK Limited

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