banner image

Don't forget to...

register
Register for work
set job alerts
Set up a job alert

Having the right CV can be the start of the best career journey or cause job seeking nightmares

A good CV should be clear and concise; it’s a reassurance to the potential employer that you are right for the job showcasing  your most relevant skills and experiences which demonstrates that you are a fit for their organisation. But you know this already……..


1- Research
Before you apply for any job/role, you need to understand the type of person the prospective employer is looking for.   Do your homework and use any information you can find on the prospective employer as a basis for your CV. You are much more likely to secure an interview if you can demonstrate a good match between what the employer is looking for and the skills you possess.  


2- Honest & Accurate
When writing your CV, always be honest, as it will more than likely be used to structure the interview. Providing inaccurate information will lead to issues further down the line. Use your CV to accentuate your real skills and abilities, and always highlight any achievements and successes.


3- Content
There is no right or wrong way to write a CV but there are some bases that need to be covered. You should always include: personal and contact information; education and qualifications; work history and/or experience; relevant skills to the job in question; own interests, achievements; links to sample code if available (or available on request), website/portfolio and some referees (or available on request).


3a- Profile
Introduce yourself with a strong statement that sums up your skills and career aims, always keeping in mind the role you are applying for. It should summarise what you have to offer, so keep it simple however it should grab the reader’s attention.  General terms like “hardworking” , “reliable”, “ good team player” can make it difficult for an employer to really build a picture of you in their mind so try not to over use these terms.

3b - Education and Training
Use bullet points to include the school and University you went to, when your qualifications were awarded and any other extracurricular activities

3c - Employment
You should start with your present or most recent job and work backwards. You should include employer, relevant dates, job title and your main duties and tasks. You can provide more detail on the relevant jobs you've had and give examples of the value you brought to this position and what you achieved. Use bullet pointed lists. Try using positive active words to describe what you did in your job, like achieved, transformed, established, supervised, co-ordinated, developed or designed.

3d - Interests, hobbies & Achievements 
Include anything that shows how diverse and interesting you are!  Use this section to include your favorite games, software, apps etc!

4 – Sample Code/Portfolio
Companies will technically test you and/or ask for you to provide sample code or a portfolio as part of the selection process. It’s important that your work is well polished and a good example of your recent work capability.

Featured Assignments

Technical Director - Mobile Region: United Kingdom Location: Yorkshire Salary: DOE We are searching for a Technical Director to lead on a new mobile IP being built on UE4.
Technical Director - AAA - Console Region: United Kingdom Location: Yorkshire Salary: DOE We are looking for a TD to take the lead on a AAA FPS console title.
Lead Server Programmer - Mobile Region: United Kingdom Location: London Salary: DOE We are looking for an Lead Server Programmer to build a new team at a successful studio working on mobile titles.
Producer - External Region: United Kingdom Location: Yorkshire Salary: DOE We are looking for a Producer to manage 3rd party projects from concepts to publication across platforms.
Senior Systems Designer - Dublin Region: Europe Location: Ireland Salary: DOE We are looking for a talented Senior Systems Designer to work on a unique unannounced MMO for PC and Mobile platforms.
UI Artist - Stockholm Region: Europe Location: Sweden Salary: DOE Do you want to create user experiences and entertainment for millions of players on mobile and PC games?
View all assignments

Meet our team of recruiters...

Reach out and we'll reach back

InGame Recruitment Ltd: Company No.10031137 © 2015-2017
Recruitment web design by www.recruiterweb.co.uk