Effective Networking in the Game Industry

This is my series of articles about how to make friends in the game industry. It’s particularly aimed at people who are not in the game industry, but plenty of vets have found it to be an interesting read! I recommend you read the articles in order, starting with the introduction.
  1. Introduction
  2. Early Advice
  3. Taking Notes
  4. Make Yourself Memorable
  5. Your Fellow N00bz
  6. Weak Ties
  7. Know Everyone
  8. Be Educated
  9. Profiling
  10. Bathe. Seriously.
  11. GDC Guide Pt 1 (PDF)
  12. GDC Guide Pt 2 (PDF)
  13. Get a Website
  14. How to Work a Room Pt 1
  15. The Pitch
  16. Don’t Badmouth People
  17. Fan From Hell
  18. Behaving In Lines
  19. Community Service
  20. Be Selfless
  21. Focus on the New
  22. Make Mistakes
  23. Talk Around the NDA
  24. The Art of Finding People
  25. When Not To Network
  26. Don’t Be This Guy

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Katie McAuliffe January 22, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Hi Darius,
Your articles are so insightful and a huge help for me to share with my gaming and robotics majors here at Daniel Webster. Hearing this from you makes a much bigger impact and they will listen to your advice.
Thanks so much!
Katie
Director of Career Services
Daniel Webster College
Nashua, NH

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Darius Kazemi January 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Thanks for the kind words! I’m always happy to hear that my articles are being used in schools.

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Katie McAuliffe January 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Hi Darius,
We would love to have you come and visit as well.
I’ll send you an invitation.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend!
–Katie

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