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Old 06-26-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
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Exclamation What about support jobs other than QA?

I have been looking for more support style positions like accounting and office assisting in the gaming industry. I can't draw for crap and I have an associates degree in Computer programming but it was something I got as more of a hobby not something I want as a career. Where can I find more support jobs?
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:27 AM   #2
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Community Manager/Games Master which is sort of online support on company forums for users.
There are standard Assistant for manager roles.
PR.
Localisation.

Can't really think much else off the top of my head.
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:12 AM   #3
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Out of curiosity, how do most game studios handle general day-to-day IT issues? They must have an IT team right?
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:39 PM   #4
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Out of curiosity, how do most game studios handle general day-to-day IT issues? They must have an IT team right?
Yes, or at least the larger ones do. I suspect smaller teams manager their own IT issues.
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:53 AM   #5
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Yes, or at least the larger ones do. I suspect smaller teams manager their own IT issues.
I seen some job offers for a IT Specialist or Network Administrator when i was searching for an Internship! Like yaustar said it depends on the size of the company.
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Old 07-03-2008, 04:19 AM   #6
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I have been looking for more support style positions like accounting and office assisting in the gaming industry. I can't draw for crap and I have an associates degree in Computer programming but it was something I got as more of a hobby not something I want as a career. Where can I find more support jobs?
Dunno if you can afford to do so but i have always volunteered in organisations while i was studying just to get the experience - even if it just a few hours a week it can get you in the door and looks good on your CV is you dont already have paid workiing experience.
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Old 07-03-2008, 05:58 AM   #7
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Dunno if you can afford to do so but i have always volunteered in organisations while i was studying just to get the experience - even if it just a few hours a week it can get you in the door and looks good on your CV is you dont already have paid workiing experience.
It's getting harder to afford univeristy, with fees going up even more this year. Even with the student loans company paying for most of it. I'd love to do something like that though!
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:00 AM   #8
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Other miscellaneous office job areas include:
  • Human Resources -- which sometimes requires certification
  • Facilities -- one of my former office facilities guys got a job at LucasArts
  • Accounting
  • Administrative assistant
  • Executive assistant

There are others, too. Keep an eye on the Gamasutra job board and whatever online job board is most popular in your geographic area! For non-developer jobs, companies might be more inclined to hire from the local talent pool.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:00 AM   #9
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There must be some companies in London looking for volunteer programmers or IT support guys!
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It's getting harder to afford univeristy, with fees going up even more this year. Even with the student loans company paying for most of it. I'd love to do something like that though!
It's so true. *points to the ball and chain attached to her leg* Government student loans, while useful...really suck in the end. I wish I had saved up before I came to university X_X;;;
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