Register now: online career workshop with Jean Leggett
New to games? This early career development talk explores creating an impactful resume, cover letter, and portfolio. Jean will share the tips and resources she has created that have helped hundreds of her clients gain entry into games and level up. Register now for free for February 8th and 15th to prepare yourself for the Games Career Day Bavaria on February 25th.
Writing a complete, well-designed and convincing application is not necessarily easy – even if you already have experience. In particular because every industry works differently and tips from the Internet might not apply to you.
That’s why we’re offering a two-part online event with Jean Leggett to help you on your way to a job in the games industry:
- Understand what hiring managers want (Speak to their pain!)
- Translate previous experience in/outside of games to game dev roles
- Craft an impactful resume that gets you noticed
Part 1: Wednesday, February 8th from 6:00 p.m
In the first part of the English language career workshop on Wednesday, February 8th, Jean will give you a general introduction to writing a good application for the games industry and bring various examples.
Jean will be happy if some of you send in your CV (in English) before the first workshop. This will give Jean a feel for who will be there. You can find the email address to send your CV to in the sign up confirmation email.
Part 2: Wednesday, February 15 from 6:00 p.m
With the newly acquired knowledge from the first part, you can already revise your own documents. If you want Jean to provide feedback on your CV, send your document to the same email address from the sign up confirmation by Monday, February 13th, 20:00 CET. Jean will randomly select five to six documents and discuss and edit them live in front of the group in the second part of the workshop.
Please note: Not all CVs sent to Jean can be discussed; she will randomly select five to six. The documents must be in English! CVs that arrive after 20:00 CET on Monday the 13th will not be considered. You can find the email address to send your CV to in the sign up confirmation email.
The event will take place via Zoom. You will receive the link via email shortly before the event. Registration is via Eventbrite and is free.
About Jean Leggett
Jean has career coached and mentored over 600 clients in video games, tech, and entertainment. Her clients have landed roles at EA, Bungie, Blizzard, Riot, Netflix, Microsoft, Devolver, and more. With 6+ years’ experience running an indie game studio and 14+ years’ experience as a professional coach and speaker, she’s raised over $750K in funding, won three Game of the Year awards in Canada, and reached over 45,000 audience members as an international speaker.
Why should you revise your application documents right now?
For example because the Games Career Day Bavaria is taking place again! On February 25th, together with Games Bavaria Munich e.V. (GBM), we are organizing the tried and tested job fair centered on #GamesInBavaria. Come to the Alte Kongresshalle, get to know Bavarian game companies with job vacancies, make valuable contacts in personal discussions and hand in your application documents directly! In addition, there will be talks and workshops on how to get started in the games industry and more tips on how to apply.
The Games Career Day Bavaria is part of GG Bavaria – your brand new community event about gaming and nerd topics. Visit our website games-bavaria.com for more info coming soon!