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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.

We’ve been nominated! Develop Awards 2016 Company News

We’ve been nominated! Develop Awards 2016

    Skillsearch Gaming & Interactive have been nominated in the recruiter category for the Develop Awards 2016! We’re very proud to be acknowledged in the top 7 gaming recruitment companies especially as the awards are hosted in Brighton – our home town! Brighton is a city that is full of creativity which makes it […] The post We’ve been nominated! Develop Awards 2016 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.

Where’s Choccy? Find him to win Amazon vouchers! Company News

Where’s Choccy? Find him to win Amazon vouchers!

Easter’s almost here! To celebrate we’ve hidden Choccy The Golden Rabbit somewhere on our website. The first person to find Choccy will win a £50 Amazon voucher! We’ve also hidden 9 Easter Eggs as well, each egg found will give you an entry into a prize draw to win a £20 Amazon voucher!     […] The post Where’s Choccy? Find him to win Amazon vouchers! appeared first on Skillsearch Technology.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Time – The biggest Challenge to Bringing on Talent Careers Advice

Time – The biggest Challenge to Bringing on Talent

Time – The biggest Challenge to Bringing on Talent   Imagine dating. You’ve met someone, been out a few times, and you like them. You like them enough to view it as more than a fling – this is someone you can see yourself in a long term relationship with. Perhaps they are even “ […] The post Time – The biggest Challenge to Bringing on Talent appeared first on Skillsearch Technology.

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.

CRM Rollout: How To Avoid Implementation Failure Careers Advice

CRM Rollout: How To Avoid Implementation Failure

CRM Rollout: How To Avoid Implementation Failure The benefits of a successfully implemented CRM platform are well-documented but to achieve them, companies must first consider their rollout strategy – and who will be responsible for creating and implementing it. When implemented correctly, a CRM system can transform a business and how it operates. It has the […] The post CRM Rollout: How To Avoid Implementation Failure appeared first on Skillsearch Technology.

Salesforce Salary & Satisfaction Survey Industry News

Salesforce Salary & Satisfaction Survey

Calling all Salesforce professionals! Take a couple of minutes to complete our survey and see how your experience of the Salesforce industry compares to your contemporaries! TAKE THE SURVEY The post Salesforce Salary & Satisfaction Survey appeared first on Skillsearch Technology.

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.

State of the Apps Industry 2015 Industry News

State of the Apps Industry 2015

  Some brilliant research here from Millenial Media showing the growth of the Mobile market with Android, perhaps not unexpectedly, leading the way! The post State of the Apps Industry 2015 appeared first on Skillsearch Digital.

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Accept a Counter Offer Careers Advice

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Accept a Counter Offer

In 2014 after a decade in recruitment, my candidates received more counter offers to stay than in any previous year in the industry and it looks like the trend is set to continue this year. I believe there is a famous statistic that 90% of candidates still leave employment after accepting a counter offer in […] The post 5 Reasons Why You Should Never Accept a Counter Offer appeared first on Skillsearch Technology.

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

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

Skillsearch helped me find my first contracting role in BI. They were very polite, helpful and enthusiastic. They found a very good position for someone with my skills and I was placed immediately. A wholly enjoyable job finding experience and I would definitely recommend Skillsearch to any skilled data analyst.

Data Analyst Candidate

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

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

The folks at Skillsearch are all you could ask for in a recruitment agency: polite, enthusiastic and thorough. Working with Giles, Guy and Katie has been a real pleasure and I would definitely turn to Skillsearch to help me in the future, as either an employer or candidate. Thanks!

Antony Woods, Software Development Engineer | Simworx

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

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

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 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