Why Use A Recruitment Agency

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Of course, we’re a little biased on this subject, but with over three decades of experience in recruiting for the games industry, we know the benefits of having a recruitment agency on your side when it comes to finding you that perfect industry role!

We have strong working relationship with studios and professionals across video games, both at home and abroad. So, what is it that recruitment agencies offer?

An Industry Expert Always On-Hand

When you first reach out to us, we’ll get to know more about you and what you are looking for. You’ll be assigned a dedicated consultant who will stay with you throughout your employment journey. Each of our team specialise in a certain game development discipline, so you know the recruiter working on your behalf is an expert at getting people like you jobs.

As a leading recruiter in a niche market, we’ve spent years getting an academic and granular level of knowledge about the industry. We work from the grassroots-up, and we know just what hiring managers are looking for.

More Jobs Without the Paperwork

Based on your discussion with the recruitment consultant, they’ll already have in mind a number of roles that they’re currently working that you have a real chance of landing! They don’t stop there. They actively go out to their contacts to find new roles you won’t yourself have access to, and with your permission, can submit you to roles you’re suited for without you having to lift a finger. They act as your point of contact with the studio and will handle all of the logistics!

Helpfully Presented Feedback

Straight after your interview your dedicated consultant will have a catch up with the company to discuss any feedback, whether you are successful for the role or not. They will then be able to go through it with you so you can see, if you are unsuccessful, what to work on for next time. The consultant is then able to use that feedback to further hone down your job search and increase your chance of success.

A Skilled Negotiator at the Ready

The role of a recruitment agency doesn’t end when you receive a job offer, far from it! Our consultants are master negotiators and from their conversations with you will know what kind of salary you are expecting. Once it has been made clear that you are the person the studio wants, they will work on your behalf to ensure you are correctly compensated for your skills, often going above and beyond what you’d expect!

Relocation Made Easy

Relocating for a job can sometimes be the hardest part, especially if it means uprooting family. Agencies like us ensure that the transition happens as smoothly as possible. We can provide everything from visa support to area research. We can even help you find suitable housing!

Be Considered for Jobs Not on the Market

Through our contacts with studios and professionals around the globe, we know exactly who is open to seeing skilled candidates on a speculative basis, even if these vacancies aren’t promoted anywhere. The odds stack up in your favour when you aren’t competing against the public masses, with your skills and experience able to have the time to shine through. If you have a desire to work for a certain studio, we can approach them on your behalf even if they aren’t hiring. If you’re skilled enough, they might just want to interview you.

Bonus Schemes

The chance to work on cutting-edge tech and exciting new projects are really good conversation starters which will appeal to candidates, but you sometimes just can’t beat financial compensation. From share options, to project and discretionary performance bonuses, incentivising a job well done is a great way to not only motivate your team, but to attract hard-working talent who will want to impress.

We offer our services completely free of charge game devs seeking a new role as any fees due come from the studio we place you with. So, why wouldn’t you want to increase your chances of landing your dream role?

Call +44 (0)1709 834777 to speak with our consultants or reach out to us via email at info@aswift.com to see how we can help you!

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