Job Hunting

by Darius Kazemi on September 20, 2005

in boston

So as of yesterday, that makes three (four?) game companies in the Boston area that have said to me, “We really, really would like to hire you. Really. A lot. But we can’t. Try again in six months, please?”

I have basically two more companies to apply to that I haven’t yet. After that, it’s time to start looking for non-games jobs. And now, the million-dollar question: do I look for a non-games (engineering) job that’s rewarding but would keep me in a contract for a year? Or do I take a shorter-term crappier job with the freedom to leave if I get an opportunity with one of these companies in six months?

For me, this comes down to another, more interesting question in the terms of this blog: are the game companies just big stinking liars who don’t actually want to hire me? Well, I know that’s not true in one case. One of the companies actually offered me a job, twice, but both times I thought I’d be doing games research at a university and their two-month QA contract wasn’t more attractive to me. Little did I know I’d be quitting that university job due to money issues.

I truly believe that these companies want to hire me, but I’m wondering if they will really be in a position to do so in six months.

For the record: in twenty years, when I’m running this industry, the first thing I’m going to fix is HR. But that’s a thought for another post.


Craig Perko September 20, 2005 at 3:27 pm

Have you thought about starting your own company?

A few thousand dollars, a couple of talented allies with a few thousand dollars, some good ideas, some solid programmers, and a lot of making connections.

I know you aren’t afraid of working hard, so I’m surprised you never seemed to consider creating a start-up.

david.mcgraw December 3, 2008 at 9:20 am


This is inspiring. ;)


Epic Wizard April 2, 2010 at 1:23 am

You’re forgetting the irony XD

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