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Specialmove Launch New Website

Date Wednesday 21st February 2007

Specialmove, one of the UK's leading games industry recruitment consultancy firms, has launched its brand new website today - . The website features a powerful, industry leading search & match engine, enabling jobseekers to quickly identify and apply for their ideal games industry job. At launch, the website has several hundred open job vacancies across a range of roles, many on an exclusive basis. A wide spread of locations are also covered too including the UK, the USA and Asia territories. What's more, every applicant who applies online will qualify for a FREE 4gb iPod nano (PRODUCT) RED Special Edition*.

The website, which has been several months in development, will allow users to register, generate a profile, upload CV/Resumes, set preferences for job hunting, search for vacancies based on their profile or defined criteria and review the progress of all jobs applied for. The site also allows for quick registration, has the latest Specialmove news section and a rundown of the Top 10 Hottest jobs in the industry.

For Candidates, online registration is a simple 4 step process which only takes a few moments. The candidate then has the ability to upload their latest CV or resume. Once these details are logged, the candidate can update them at any time. This profile will be used to dynamically match the candidate to suitable jobs, presenting them with a shortlist of options. In addition, the highly experienced team at Specialmove will also be very active behind the scenes searching for that perfect vacancy.

For Clients, the new website will be able to rapidly and automatically identify suitable candidates from thousands of registered users on the Specialmove database. This is the first step before any candidate's details are sent to a client. Secondly, any potential candidates will be fully briefed by Specialmove on the specific company, location and position available. Once and only once the candidate has indicated their interest in the role and given their approval, will details be submitted to that particular client. Simple as this may seem, there are recruiters that simply don't follow this best practice often submitting candidates to clients without the candidates knowledge or approval.

Matthew Hill, Recruitment Executive at Specialmove commented "The launch of the new website is yet another milestone for our growing business. Specialmove pride themselves on being different from most other recruiters. The website is geared towards making the whole process of finding a job or finding staff as simple as possible. Not only that, but it looks great too. The site already contains hundreds of hot new jobs. We also send all of our candidates a free iPod for using the service. This happens once we find them a job and they complete their probationary period. No other recruiter does this. So if you haven't already registered or if previously sent your details in, log in now and check out what's on offer!"

Chris Lee, Commercial Director at FreeStyleGames said "We thoroughly enjoy working with Matthew & the team at Specialmove. They have invested a huge amount of time and attention to genuinely understand the culture and ambition at Freestyle. It's because of this commitment we've been able to source and recruit so many strong candidates. With further growth planned in 2007, we're looking forward to build on this relationship with Specialmove."


About Specialmove

Welcome to Specialmove - a different approach to recruitment

Specialmove is a recruitment consultancy for the interactive video games industry. We are different. We specialise in the recruitment and placement of game developers and management staff. Our approach is tailored; driven by quality rather than volume.

Uniquely, the team at Specialmove has over 15 years experience of actually working for game development studios. We know games development. We've been on the other side of the fence. We know the challenges of having the right people in the right role. We know the key to successful game development lies with the selection, assembly and management of the project team. We know art, programming, audio, management and quality assurance. We know the long term business needs of a development studio.

We offer a highly focused and selective process that aims to provide greater levels of confidence and reduced levels of risk for development studios. Every CV and Resume that comes to Specialmove is meticulously looked over and profiled with each appropriate vacancy we have. Once a good match is found, we will the take time to 'sell' the opportunity to the candidate. Once, and only once we get the candidates interest and approval, will we forward that CV or Resume onto our clients. We believe that this is an approach that works well with the busy execs within development studios. By supplying you with the best, we can help minimise project slippage and increase quality helping to guarantee development success.

Our key strengths are our unmatched knowledge of development, our selectiveness and our focus on delivering the highest possible levels of service. We are also members of the REC - The Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

Our brand new website has just been launched. This will ensure we gather much more comprehensive information on candidates, enabling us to match candidates to client's needs more effectively. We have added a range of features to benefit clients and candidates alike. These include job searching against specific criteria, candidate search, job posting and automated email notification when positions match a candidates skill set & personal preferences. More features will be added continually to ensure efficiency and quality of service.

Its your move. Make the right one

For additional information, Contact:


Contact details Specialmove Consultancy Ltd.,

Hillington Park Innovation Centre,

1 Ainslie Road, Hillington Park,

Glasgow, Scotland, UK. G52 4RU

t: +44(0)141 585 6491

f: +44(0)141 585 6301

skype: specialmove


Specialmove and the Specialmove logo are trademark and copyright of Specialmove Consultancy Ltd. 2007. It's your move. Make the right one. is trademark and copyright of Specialmove Consultancy Ltd. 2007 . iPod nano is Copyright 2007 Apple Computer, Inc. All rights reserved. *Free iPod nano offer is subject Terms & Conditions and to availability. Candidates will qualify for a free iPod nano on the successful completion of a 3 month probationary period. $10 will go directly to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. No cash alternative available. Specialmove Consultancy Ltd may change the Terms of this offer at any time for any reason without notice.

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