Game Co.s Hiring at Seattle Event

If you don’t mind a little rain, there may be a job in the video game industry waiting for you in Seattle. A number of area companies will be Interviewing and hiring at the Seattle Video Game Industry Job Conference and Resume Workshop on Feb. 12 at the Shoreline Center in Shoreline.

Attendees will receive one-on-one time with hiring managers at video game developers and publishers. A total of 12 companies will be represented, including Microsoft, Microsoft Xbox, Mobliss, Surreal, DigiPen Corp. (U.S.), Monolith Prods., Sprout Games, Sony Online Entertainment, TKO Software, Gas Powered Games, Oberon-Media, Zango Games and Valve Software.

Professionals and students interested in obtaining employment in the video game industry are encouraged to attend. Candidates are encouraged to bring plenty of resumes and demo reels. Both entry-level and senior positions are available. Leading recruiter mary-margaret.com will also be on hand seeking talent.

Registration and networking will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 12, with conference sessions running from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Discussions will include an overview of the industry and tips for getting in at the ground floor and applying transferable skill sets. The Resume Workshop will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission is $45 in advance or $60 at the door. Details and online registration are available at www.GameConferences.com/seattle.

The event is produced by The Game Initiative. A calendar of the group’s events can be found at http://www.GameConferences.com.