So you heard about those sweet Video Game Tester Jobs and want to learn how you can start getting paid to play video games?!
I mean…isn’t that everyone’s dream?
Imagine being able to earn a supplemental or FULL time income simply playing your Xbox or Playstation?!
Well believe it or not you can. It is real. People are doing it every day and loving it. Like me!
Want to learn how?
Well here is a complete breakdown!
How To Become A Video Game Tester
Gaming is a huge industry with hundreds of new games developed each year. Companies have made a fortune developing, promoting and selling games.
But there is a crucial piece to this puzzle that is also one of the hottest jobs in the market.
Testers to test those newly developed games to make sure all the bugs are worked out and the game is ready for mass release.
You’re essentially getting paid for something you love to do – playing video games!
Even though anyone can apply, it’s often hard to get into the industry because it is so hard to get information about video game tester job openings.
Fortunately, we’ve got a few steps you can take to help land your tester job!
Well this is pretty easy. Have you ever played video games before? Do you play video games now? Well you’ve got experience!
As long as you have video gaming experience, you’ll have a resume which stands out when gaming companies are skimming through thousands they have on their table.
Outline some of the important skills you have and make sure to tweak your resume so it contains some of the job requirements listed in the job description.
Most video game tester jobs won’t require a full resume, most of the time you simply submit your name, email, and phone number to meet the application requirements.
Find the Right Jobs
You want to ensure that you get paid for the work you do so it’s important to find work with a reputable company.
Luckily, most of the jobs are with the big brands like Electronic Arts, Blizzard, Microsoft (Xbox), and Sony (Playstation).
And if you go with a video game tester company, you don’t have to worry about working with reputable companies because they will already have screened and found them for you.
Are You The Right Person For The Job?
Many people get wrapped up in the thrill and excitement of being a video game tester that they forget the fundamentals which is…can you handle it?
There is a lot of freedom that comes along with being a game tester. If you don’t have the discipline to follow the instructions provided by the gaming company, you won’t be too successful.
Although the instructions are typically as simple as ‘play this game and let us know if you encounter any bugs,’ you still have to get the ‘job’ done.
One of the cool benefits of being a video game tester is the ability to be any where in the world and do the ‘job’!
Just have a little discipline and commit to getting your tasks done so you can help out the game creator.
Be Professional at All Times
Game testing is a very fun job and many people will get caught up in the moment and giddiness of playing games all day.
No matter what the job, it’s important to remember that you’re being paid to be professional and get the job done.
That should be the first thing on your mind so you don’t do anything that will jeopardize you work and get you terminated.
Use these points as a “checklist” so you know what you need to do before you start applying.
If you think you’re ready, then click through here to get started finding your first video game tester job!