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November 2011

Virtual Expo, Real Job

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I'm hoping the other interviews go better than this one did.

If you’re based in Victoria and you’re looking for work in the Game industry, or if you’re based in Victoria and looking to hire for your Game company, or really, if you’re based anywhere that has internet access and looking to work/hire, than you could do worse than check out the new Virtual Career Expo. Hosted by Game Recruiter and partnered with the IGDA, ESA, Casual Connect, and a bunch of other organizations, the Virtual Career Expo is a job fair that you can attend from the comfort of your own home. As a job-seeker, this is an excellent opportunity to attend an interview in your pyjamas. As an employer, you can set up your own virtual booth, meet job candidates, and interview them all while wearing your pyjamas. It’s really a big games industry pyjama party that may get you the work you’re looking for without the hassle of a lot of travelling costs.┬áIt’s worth a look if only to avoid potentially troublesome pillow fights.

Oh yeah, check out the Facebook page for a contest you can enter to win a personal resume review with GameRecruiter CEO and Co-Founder Marc Mencher. I’ve seen a few talks featuring Marc and that guy knows his stuff.

Also, I’d like to remind everyone about the upcoming November Mid-Month Pub Social happening at the Moon Under Water pub this Saturday. It’s a chance to kick back and relax with your fellow game developers and enjoy some tasty beverages and good conversation. See you there!

Event Details:

Saturday, November 19, 2011, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
The Moon Under Water Brewpub
350-B Bay Street, Victoria, BC

Meetup event

November Monthly Meeting featuring Andy Moore's Super Secret Presentation

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We can neither confirm or deny the presence of cows in rubber boots.

Just sending out a reminder of the monthly meeting for November taking place on this coming Monday evening. Continuing our Awesome Talks series, this month’s meeting features the one and only Andy Moore giving a presentation on… well, I can’t tell you! The presentation’s subject is a secret. I can tell you that it’s going to be entertaining and informative and Andy won’t be pulling any punches. Due to the off-the-record nature of his talk, we respectfully request that no recordings be made and no blogging be done about it afterwards. You’ll probably be too busy afterwards socializing with other game developers and checking out the new and exciting projects that people have brought to show off to be blogging anyways.

See you there!

Details:

Monday, November 7th

The Collard Room – Swans Hotel and Brewpub

506 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC

Doors open at 4:30pm

Meetup event: Show & Tell @ Swans