How long did you apply for your first game job before getting in?

souri's picture
Under a month
32% (52 votes)
A few months
15% (25 votes)
Half a year
10% (16 votes)
One year
9% (15 votes)
Two years
7% (11 votes)
Three years
2% (3 votes)
Longer than that
26% (42 votes)
Total votes: 164


Anonymous's picture

You need to almost extend

You need to almost extend the time period out a bit more. I know it took me 2-3 years of applying for jobs to get in eventually. I'd be curious if people found they had to have a longer period.

Anonymous's picture

you're missing the option "i

you're missing the option "i didn't apply, i just had job offers in the mail" =)

Anonymous's picture

the results are interesting

the results are interesting so far. 34% taking longer than 3 years to find a job is surprising

Xannon's picture

About seven months,

It took me about 7 months to get the phone call from Pandemic half way through last year.

It was a great place to work, but unfortunately all too brief (for well published reasons). It took me about another four months before I found my second job.

Well done tho those who were able to score straight away.

designerwatts's picture

In reflection of my first

In reflection of my first job:

From the time I started posting a completed folio to getting the job. I'd say it took 4 months.

keep in mind though. the interview was done on the 2nd month. it just took 2 more for all the bits and bobs to pass through before I could officially work.

Anonymous's picture

6 years and a spin of the wheel

It took me about 6 years to get into the industry, from sending my first batch of applications all over the world to squeezing my foot through the door of a local QA department. Persistence and luck play a part in scoring any job, but I'd strongly advise newbies to network with people in the industry. They will be more inclined to give you a leg up when junior positions become available, and might make your journey less drawn out than mine.

souri's picture

6 years!

Wow, you've certainly got my admiration for sticking it out for so long!

Anonymous's picture

Damn man... and I thought I

Damn man... and I thought I slugged it out for a long time. I graduated from QANTM and it took me 4 years (had to relocate to Melbourne too :P )