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GI Career Fair: Careers & Education Pt 2

Hello Games, Bossa Studios, Goldsmiths and Inensu share advice on first jobs in the industry

In this final video from the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair we go back to looking at the issues of getting a career started in the games business. Joining moderator Johnny Minkley is Paulina Bozek, formerly of SingStar and now heading her own company Inensu, as well as Sean Murray, co-founder of Joe Danger studio Hello Games. From the academic side we have William Latham from Goldsmiths University in London, and also Imre Jele, co-founder of social games company Bossa Studios.

Answering questions from the attendees, the mismatch between the realities of working in the games business and what's being taught on University courses, understanding a company before you apply for work there and the importance of a personal touch, the value of education and post graduate courses, as well as detailed portfolio advice.

More GI Career Fair videos can be found by following the links: Search for a Star, QA and Production, Art and Animation, Games Design, Programming and Careers and Education.

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Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.

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