Three Easy Steps to Becoming a Video Game Tester

I am a video game tester and I love my job so far. I’m going to teach you how to prepare in becoming a video game tester in three easy steps.

Step One: Set Your Goals

What exactly are you looking for in becoming a video game tester? If you are serious about video game career I suggest setting realistic goals for yourself. For example, what genre of games do you love most that will enable you to work to your full potential. Personally I aimed for first person shooters and MMORPGs because I can play those for literally days without blinking, you know games such as Counter-Strike, Teamfortress 2, World of Warcraft, Warhammer, etc. So when you set สล็อต your goals make sure that they’re realistic and they will help you to land a job as a video game tester.

Step Two: Make Connections

I think the most important part about getting an actual job as a video game tester is making connections. I’ll be honest and without connections I wouldn’t have a job as a video game tester nor would I be writing this. It isn’t hard to make connections you just have to do the right thing and know where to look. Basically, what I did was I started connecting with people on social networking sites (Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc) and narrowed it down to people who had experience in video game beta testing. I talked about video games and even played video games online with some of them and through one connection I was able to land a job with Activision Blizzard where I currently work today. It’s easier to get a job when someone is referring you then to apply without knowing anyone in the company so get out there and network!

Step Three: Build a Portfolio

The best way to land a job in video games is to build a strong portfolio that tell companies what you’re capable of and what experience you have. The key factor to this is experience I suggest you read my other articles to get a better idea, but I’ll summarize on here as well. You basically have to prove that you know your stuff or else companies will just ignore you. The best way to do this is making a website or blog and constantly review video games. Also to get as many one time jobs as possible which will create a lot of references in your resume, this looks very good.