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Old 06-18-2011, 05:36 PM   #1
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Greetings, I'm a game designer (or want to be at least) from Brazil, and I would like to know what are the difficulties I'll face, if there's any prejudgement from companies because of nationality, if you guys know someone that has been through a situation like this and if you can share their story.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:01 PM   #2
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There isn't (or shouldn't be) any prejudgement because of nationality. However, you may find that lack of a work permit or visa to be a bigger concern. Companies are much more likely to hire people inside the same country or those with proven industry experience.

They very rarely will take on any graduate/junior staff from overseas.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:02 PM   #3
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There isn't (or shouldn't be) any prejudgement because of nationality. However, you may find that lack of a work permit or visa to be a bigger concern. Companies are much more likely to hire people inside the same country or those with proven industry experience.

They very rarely will take on any graduate/junior staff from overseas.
Yes, all true. It's very difficult to get hired by a company that's in another country, and not because of any prejudice but rather because of the difficulties inherent in doing so.
See the reply I wrote to Mohit on my site this morning, in response to his question about International internships - http://www.sloperama.com/advice/bulletinbd.htm
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:58 AM   #4
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Thank you both for your answers, I'll be searching more information about work permits for both the United States and Canada, and will post them here for others that might be in the same situation as me.
By the way, if anyone knows someone who's been through a situation similar, I ask again to please post their story and experiences, that would be great.
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I am the same situation as you.
But I have 5 years MMORPG game design experience .
Looking for a chance to work abroad.
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