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Reliance Games' Manish Agarwal speaks to AnimationXpress about the Indian Games Industry

Speaking to AnimationXpress.com, Reliance Entertainment – Digital, CEO, Manish Agarwal opens up on the Indian gaming ecosystem; expansion plans of Reliance Games; need of indie developers being more open to sharing ideas and cross promote their games among other interesting things.

Over 2000 join the Games Jobs India LinkedIn networking group. Join us!

If you are a member of LinkedIn, you can now get together with over 2000 others in video games who share the same interests.

Please link through to http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3008854 . Start a discussion, share news! Just join the group and start networking. Good luck.

Update on Indian Gaming Market from Vishal Gondal at CasualConnect

What are the factors in the current economy that can facilitate the same? Focus will be on the Indian market which is the 3rd largest Internet market in the world after US & China.

Interactive Selection hire former Ubisoft Pune recruiter to HO team in London

I am pleased to anounce that Aurelie Busollo who spent 2 years working as HR & Communication Manager for Ubisoft Pune in India has now joined Interactive Selection as a Consultant based in the London office. Taking over from Lylia Seddiki, she will be managing the relationship with all French speaking clients and job seekers. She will also be developing the market in India. Aurelie is a graduate of the AUDENCIA Nantes, School of Management and spent 2 years in India working for Ubisoft under the VIE programme. She helped build the Ubisoft studio in Pune to 160 professional staff as Head of the HR department. An experienced HR professional with excellent recruiting skills, she has recently moved to London to develop her career in the games industry.

New to Games in India? Interview with Vishal Gondal CEO of Indiagames.

Hear first hand how the Indian games market differs from most others from Vishal Gondal CEO of Indiagames.

Career opportunities in Indian Games Industry from Indiagames Ltd

Indiagames Ltd is India’s benchmark mobile and online games company and a leading global mobile game publisher.  The Company is engaged in publishing and developing games across various platforms including Online and Mobile.  Indiagames’ products are developed and published across all major technology platforms and are distributed through partnerships with mobile operators in over 75 countries. Vishal Gondal, CEO and Founder of Indiagames thinks that games will overtake TV, movies and music to become the main entertainment medium in the world. See how this is happening through his company, Indiagames with contributions form Samir Bangara, COO; Reena George, Head Of HR; Hrishi Oberoi, Director of IG Studios; Sean Malatesta, Head International Publishing; Deepath Ali, Executive Producer; Cyril Ferry, VP IG Publishing; Harpreel Gondal, VP Global Studios and others.

Ajay Khanna General Manager of Electronic Arts India - Interview with Gameguru

Gameguru met with Ajay Khanna General Manager of Electronic Arts India.

Interview with Atindria Bose, Country Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment, India

Gameguru interviews Atindria Bose, Country Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment, India in 2007.

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 all resumes or CV’s sent to a company find their way to the right person’s desk.

2. SELECT YOUR AGENCY CAREFULLY

Who has given you a good service in the past? Which agencies have a good reputation and which ones have appalling reputations? Ask around. Study testimonials on site like LinkedIn.

3. BEWARE REGISTERING WITH MULTIPLE AGENCIES 

Candidates good at their jobs need only work with one agency (to help organise interviews for them). Candidates only average at their job should register with different agencies in different areas of expertise – they will need more help. Do NOT register with as many agencies as possible. Some companies reject resumes or CVs if received from more than one agency because they do not want to risk disputes with different agencies. Also individual recruitment consultants value the trust of exclusive relationships and will not spend as much time on candidates that they know have registered with multiple agencies.

4. PUT TOGETHER A PROFESSIONAL RESUME OR CV

Speed isn’t everything in finding your next job. Even top artists can design adisappointing resume or  CV. Get your agency to advise you on your resume or CV. They are probably writing resumes or CVs every day of the week and they know what makes a good one. You may only do it once every few years.

5. THINK ABOUT YOUR JOB HUNTING STRATEGY

Think about what you realistically want from your next job. Apply for jobs that you stand a chance of getting! A senior artist job in one company may be just as prestigious and well paid as a lead artist in another company. Be flexible about the location that you want to work in. Don’t rule out relocating for the right job. This is expected more and more.

6. COMMUNICATE YOUR STRATEGY TO YOUR AGENT AND MAKE SURE THEY FOLLOW IT

Discuss your strategy with your agent to make sure it is realistic. If it is, don’t let your agent send your resume or CV just anywhere. It may damage your credibility and could cost you your existing job!

7. KEEP A RECORD OF WHERE YOUR RESUME OR CV HAS BEEN SENT

By all means allow your agent a free hand in selecting companies for you – only if you want your agent to have this freedom. Remember that you will get a bad reputation in the marketplace (as well as the agent) if you resume or CV goes to a company that already knows you or which you subsequently have to disappoint.

8. TALK REGULARLY WITH YOUR AGENT

A good agent will always find time to talk to you. If they cannot take the call immediately, they should at least be able to return your call. The best agents are extremely busy and do not have the time for everyday chats, but they should be able to take a call every 2 weeks or so. Beware of agents that never return phone calls!

9. DONT TOLERATE POOR STANDARDS FROM A BAD AGENT!

Find a good agent and develop the relationship with him or her. If you hit a serious problem, you can terminate your relationship with an agent at any time, provided that you let them know of this, preferably in writing. You are the principal and they are working for you! Most agents are professional and doing their best. But don’t tolerate bad practice or sloppy behavior. Your reputation within the marketplace is at stake.

10. DON’T PANIC!

The economic climate is not good but it is improving slowly. There IS demand for game professionals provided you show a little flexibility in salary and location. Your time will come, so stay calm. A good agent will not stop working for you. You have someone looking after your interests. Work together and in 6 months time you will be wondering what all the fuss was about!

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