The best way to get a job in the games industry is to work on your own game.

The first thing that comes up when you Google “how do I get a job in the games industry” is this article by Gamasutra, which has been linked all over Twitter and Facebook as if it’s some sort of gospel truth. The author, Simon Carless, says:

You can’t just apply for jobs at big studios; they have HR departments who will throw your CV straight into the trash unless you know someone there already or are very lucky indeed. So what do you do? Make games! Show them off online (YouTube is good for this). Get people talking about them

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