It began roughly 20 years in the past. I had a Nintendo Game Boy and did not have an opportunity to play puzzle video games on-line at that time. However, my Game Boy and I had been related on the hip (or, extra precisely, my fingers). I performed Tetris earlier than faculty. I performed Tetris at lunch. I performed Tetris throughout breaks. I performed Tetris at dwelling. I even had one of many Game Boy flashlights to permit me to play Tetris at evening when my dad and mom thought I used to be asleep.
20 years later and it is nonetheless the identical. I do business from home, so I’ve the benefit (or drawback) of being distracted simply with out recourse from supervisors. My love for Tetris has shifted to my love for different video games – like Bejeweled 2, Super Text Twist, Zuma Deluxe, Plants vs. Zombies and extra. I play puzzle video games on-line. I play them rather a lot.
How this took place was considerably of a wierd story. I used to be working my final job in accounting and located myself hooked on on-line gaming to the purpose the place I used to be enjoying at work. Well, my supervisor noticed me play puzzle video games on-line and I used to be rapidly fired. This was quick time period, a horrible expertise, however long run, probably the greatest issues to ever occur to me.
Upon spending almost a 12 months discovering a job in accounting, I made a decision to comply with my ardour in video video games by making use of for a sport tester – permitting me to play puzzle video games on-line full-time. I’ll depart the corporate’s title out of this text to maintain a little bit of anonymity, however you could find a number of of them on-line on web sites similar to monster.com and jobs.com.
Once I discovered a pair of corporations of curiosity, I utilized to each after which reached out to precise workers from these corporations reiterating my ardour to play puzzle video games on-line for a occupation. One key to my success is that I requested to talk to 1 in individual to search out out extra concerning the tradition of the corporate. One tip to level out is that folks within the online game business love to speak about their job (and who can blame them).
So, right here I’m, residing a life that I at all times dreamed about. A number of extra tricks to getting into this occupation:
1) Find somebody, anybody within the occupation and speak to him. It is just pure that he’ll take pleasure in speaking about this topic – all of us do.
2) Apply to the most important job looking corporations and clarify your experience within the gaming business to your finest capacity. If you will have expertise, nice. If not, do one thing completely different with you resume / cowl letter to clarify your experience.
three) Compete in contests (native and on-line) to make connections. These will get your title identified.
Best of luck! Maybe sometime you’re going to get to play puzzle video games on-line like me too.