Landing video game tester jobs seems to get harder by the day. More and more people are becoming aware of the benefits that come with professional game testing, so it only stands to get worse & worse. With that being said, you’re best bet is to level the playing field by learning how to get better video game tester jobs more frequently. And, you can do that by reading the tips below.
How To Get More Video Game Tester Jobs With Tip 1
First and foremost, get your head out of that paper. You’re not going to find any high paying jobs in the newspaper, so stop indulging the fantasy. While you have your head buried in the classifieds section, other testers are taking testing jobs which could have easily ended up in your hands. Stop letting this happen and get active.
Head to the companies, head to the developers, head to the independent publishers. The only way you will find a well paying job is to actually approach these companies & people and let them know who you are, what you do (professionally test video games), and why you would be an excellent addition to their “testing” them. You can either do this all through your resume (at home tester) or you can do it face to face with an interviewer. Either way works just fine. However, the interview is much more effective because it creates the impression of professionalism, in most cases anyway.
Get Higher Paying Testing Jobs With Tip 2
If you want high paying video game tester jobs, you have to have more experience, period. The more experience you have, the higher your pay will likely be. If you are just starting out, you can’t expect top dollar game testing jobs; so don’t be surprised if you are paid the bare minimum. Luckily though, there is an easy way to appear more experienced and more professional. To do so, you must first start up a gaming website or blog.
This blog/website will be used as your stepping stone for accumulating experience. What you will do is update the blog/website every few days with new information. Any type of gaming information will do; cheats, hints, tips, previews, reviews, interesting info on the industry, etc. And, if you could get some glitch/bug information on different video games, that would really be great.
Promoting the site/blog isn’t important, simply having it is. You can use this website or blog to show your level of video game expertise to any company you are applying to. Remember, experience counts; so the more information on the site, the better off you’ll be. However, the website could actually hurt you if it isn’t professionally built and/or has inaccurate information. Therefore, if you decide to create a website/blog to build credit toward your expertise, you had better put some time into it.
Land More Paid Game Tester Jobs With Tip Number 3
You can easily get more, high paying video game tester jobs with the two tips above, but by following this tip, you may get even more.
From the moment you begin your career as a professional video game tester, you have to start networking with others. Anyone who plays games, tests games, programs games, develops games, or is even around games, is someone you want in your network. The more people you know in the video game industry, the more strings you can pull when “job search” time comes around. It never hurts to have friends in the industry you are apart of; so be sure to work on that “friends list” whenever possible.