#1 Posted by Devil240Z (3271 posts) -

Im pretty excited about it. Its not totally official yet but im the only person in the running for the job right now. The two+ hour commute is a little intimidating but it should be worth it. And after being jobless for over six months ill take anything. Hopefully this will be the start of an awesome new chapter in my life!

#2 Posted by DillonWerner (1522 posts) -

Where are you going to work?

#3 Posted by BonOrbitz (2160 posts) -

@Devil240Z: Congrats and good luck! Where are you at and what's yer new title?

#4 Posted by Devil240Z (3271 posts) -

@DillonWerner said:

Where are you going to work?

I don't want to say anything too specific until its totally official.

@bonorbitz: Well its an indie studio in Seattle, They recently had a successful kickstarter project get funded. I will be the Personal Assistant to the Head Honcho there.

I'm pretty excited to get the chance to be apart of an actual videogame studio, even if its a tiny role. The game they are working on looks kickass as well.

#5 Posted by N7 (3573 posts) -
@Devil240Z: TAKEDOWN. IT'S TAKEDOWN ISN'T IT.
#6 Posted by Zacagawea (1582 posts) -

He's going to work at Nintendo just like his uncle used to.

#7 Posted by Devil240Z (3271 posts) -

@N7 said:

@Devil240Z: TAKEDOWN. IT'S TAKEDOWN ISN'T IT.

Cough, what. I don't know what that is at all...

#8 Posted by N7 (3573 posts) -
@Devil240Z said:

@N7 said:

@Devil240Z: TAKEDOWN. IT'S TAKEDOWN ISN'T IT.

Cough, what. I don't know what that is at all...

Of course you don't... of course... 
 
In any case, good luck to you. :)
#9 Posted by Devil240Z (3271 posts) -

I just got the word that I am to call my potential future boss at 4pm tomorrow for what I can assume will be a over the phone interview.

Friggen awesome.

#10 Posted by Shivoa (607 posts) -

@Devil240Z said:

I will be the Personal Assistant to the Head Honcho there.

I wish you all the best, especially if you want to work in the industry one day. Work hard, do your best (help the studio operate as smoothly as possible), and make sure to keep your portfolio of work churning over in the evening and weekends so you can apply for your dream job in the future.

#11 Posted by Devil240Z (3271 posts) -

@Shivoa said:

@Devil240Z said:

I will be the Personal Assistant to the Head Honcho there.

I wish you all the best, especially if you want to work in the industry one day. Work hard, do your best (help the studio operate as smoothly as possible), and make sure to keep your portfolio of work churning over in the evening and weekends so you can apply for your dream job in the future.

Believe me I see this as a life altering event in my life. I'm done working bullshit jobs at fast food places and fucking gamestop. Someday I hope to make a real career out of videogames.

#12 Posted by fox01313 (5061 posts) -

Speaking from my limited amount of time working in office in the video game industry (rather than just online), it's a lot of fun but a hell of a lot of work but does a great job at showing a lot of behind the scenes stuff that you may not have thought about. GLHB!!!!

#13 Posted by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

Whoo! Make a game starring SexyToad!

#14 Posted by BombcastGoldthwait (250 posts) -

Awesome, I wish you the best. Kick as much as as you can & make us proud. Now take me with you!!!

#15 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3186 posts) -

Luck you, man. I hope all that code and editing doesn't ruin your sanity.

#16 Posted by super2j (1653 posts) -

if they ever need someone to go to gamespot or GB, make sure u pipe up and tell them how u actually follow them and what they do and push for the opportunity (no real job experience in this so cant say if this idea is actually good)

#17 Posted by Hot_Karl (3309 posts) -

That's pretty awesome.

The 2 hour commute, not as much.

#18 Posted by Bruce (5264 posts) -

@Devil240Z:

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. I did a two hour commute for an advisory job in the past. Ugh. Hated it!

#19 Posted by rawrsair (819 posts) -

Best of luck, hope it goes well!

#20 Posted by Devil240Z (3271 posts) -

Man I have a phone interview in like 30 min. I'm so nervous! (I always get this way before interviews) Any last minuet Interview advise?

#21 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

well nice to know. good luck with that.

i had a temp agency interview today. i don't think it went too good. they said that they would call me and i would be working at a warehouse shipping stuff.

#22 Posted by Devil240Z (3271 posts) -

@iam3green said:

well nice to know. good luck with that.

i had a temp agency interview today. i don't think it went too good. they said that they would call me and i would be working at a warehouse shipping stuff.

Good luck duder. I am really hoping that my 8+ month long job search will soon be over.

I have a meeting with my potential future boss on tuesday. That meeting will decide my final fate.

#23 Posted by el_tajij (708 posts) -

@Devil240Z: Studio in Seattle? Successful Kickstarter? SHADOWRUN?!!?!?!?!??!

#24 Posted by InternetCrab (1504 posts) -

Good luck bro! Sounds awesome!

#25 Posted by DeF (4801 posts) -

@el_tajij said:

@Devil240Z: Studio in Seattle? Successful Kickstarter? SHADOWRUN?!!?!?!?!??!

just look at his post right before yours :)

#26 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

I don't think Takedown is a go and I don't think Chris Allen needs or wants a PA. Hell, I don't even think he has a real team yet.

#27 Posted by swamplord666 (1757 posts) -

Good job man! it is an exciting time! If you do get the job, stay focused on the job, professional, be a great guy, Show that you are there to learn and be a valuable asset to the team even if you are the bottom feeder.

For the interview, (you probably know this already) look up the company, find out what they made, even try them out a bit if you haven't played them. Even though your nerves are on edge, smile, be courteous and be someone they want to talk to. Most of the time your interview is only to confirm their good feeling about you. Think about the questions they ask you instead of charging into a question and not answering properly. If you don't understand the question, smile, apologize and ask them to repeat the question. Since you're going to be a personal assistant, they probably want a person who will listen properly and address the issue the first time around.

Although it's obvious what NDA implies, it's very easy to think that even confirming or denying small things like rumors, speculations or worse, leaks will not matter. Keep everything close to you and when things crop up about your studio's game, it's best to not reply at all. It can be scary how easily some companies can track your activity. I say that but hopefully your studio is more relaxed than what i'm describing. :)

PM me if you want any more advice!

Good luck, Have Batman!

#28 Edited by Devil240Z (3271 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow said:

I don't think Takedown is a go and I don't think Chris Allen needs or wants a PA. Hell, I don't even think he has a real team yet.

So you are saying that I am lying... Also see my next post.

I officially don't know shit about shit.

#29 Edited by Devil240Z (3271 posts) -

@swamplord666: I didn't confirm shit. All I said is successful kickstarter which is publicly available information.

But thanks for all the advise man. :)

#30 Posted by Mesklinite (804 posts) -

Be yourself, game devs are people that like video games :)

#31 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@Devil240Z said:

@SeriouslyNow said:

I don't think Takedown is a go and I don't think Chris Allen needs or wants a PA. Hell, I don't even think he has a real team yet.

So you are saying that I am lying... Also see my next post.

I officially don't know shit about shit.

Sorry, I just assumed it wasn't going to make target. I stopped following it. My apologies. I wasn't calling you a liar.

#32 Posted by swamplord666 (1757 posts) -

@Devil240Z: I know man. I'm just saying in case you do get the job, be very wary. Some of my colleagues got into trouble for even liking an article about the upcoming game shared on facebook. But then again, some companies are more protective than others so hopefully it won't be that bad for you.