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Games Recruiter honoured with recruitment body's Honorary Fellowship.

Interactive Selection is pleased to announce that its MD, David Smith, has been awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) in the UK. The Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) is the representative body for individuals working within the Staffing and Recruitment Industry. Established in 2009 in its present form, but tracing its [...]

Meet Giles Goddard and Dylan Cuthbert, 2 British expats making games in Kyoto, Japan

The Pixel Junk games have garnered runaway success on PlayStation’s downloadable service, but the Kyoto-based studio was founded by a pair of British expats, Giles Goddard and Dylan Cuthbert. Here is their story.

Interview with Interactive Selection placed Jaymin Kessler of Q-Games

Interactive Selection placed Jaymin Kessler at Q-Games in May 2008. Following on from our last post here at Games Jobs Japan we have another interview about the problems and benefits of working in Japan. Having previously worked at a number of North America companies, EA and Hypnotix, he made his move to Japan where he [...]

Interview with Brandon Sheffield, Writer, designer and Editor, Game Developer magazine

Brandon Sheffield has worked on a number of projects with Japanese companies. Though he never resided in Japan, his work has seen him involved in both roles as consultant and writer. He offers a different perspective to our previous interviews, partly in that the companies he worked a long side were far more traditional and [...]

Interview with Chief Artist of Q-Games, Yutaka Kurahashi

After a number of recent posts from foreigners working in Japan our latest interview has a slightly different face, that of Yutaka Kurahashi, Chief Artist at Q-Games. As a Japanese employee working along side foreigners in Japan he provides a good counter point to the discussion of issues to be tackled in a mixed work place, from [...]

Interview with Ariel Angelotti of Kyoto Game Developer Q-Games

Q-Games is a Kyoto based game company that was founded in 2001 by Dylan Cuthbert. As a Japanese based company Q-Games is notable for being composed primarily of foreign employees – several of which have been introduced by Interactive Selection, with only 70% of staff being native to Japan. The remaining 30% are a diverse group, [...]

Games Jobs Japan: Nine Things To Remember About Japanese Business Culture

Japan is famous for being polite and ordered. This of course flows over into the work environment, and while foreign staff members are often allowed more leeway, it is still important to have a good idea of the difference in work culture.Any big company will have its own ethos, especially in a progressive industry like [...]

Visas for Anime & Manga & Gaming Jobs in Japan

This video from the TheJapanChannelDcom just emphasises that it is still difficult to get visas at games comapnies in Japan. Your best bet is always to work with a specialist games agency like Interactive Selection with a track record of finding jobs for programmers and a few other specialist roles in Japan. There are a [...]

10 Job Search tips from global games recruiter Interactive Selection

1. ALWAYS REGISTER WITH AT LEAST ONE AGENCY

You cannot know of all the vacancies that exist in the marketplace. It is our job to know. We don’t promise to know every one, but we do know of 95% and more importantly, we know exactly who to get your resume or CV to. Don’t assume that [...]