How to write video games testers resume July 13th 2017
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How to write video games testers resume

Make it standing out!

Everyone want to have job of a dream. How about play video games all day long and even earn money for this? Just a several years ago it could sound at least weird…. But not these days. Today is existing kind of profession which called “Game tester”. The person who will be responsible for quality of developed games and will know the game from all sides. To know about its strengths and weaknesses, about all Easter eggs and be a guru of all its tips and tricks. If while you reading these lines your heart began to beat faster and arms started shook with anticipation of starting to play – this position will be perfect for you =)

But as usually, everything not that simple as it seems. You can just blaze with enthusiasm and have an irresistible desire to work but most often it’s not enough. Even if you know all about game industry and games is just a part of yourself you can sit unemployed and only dreaming about this position.

But don’t be afraid, you’ve come to the right place. We will give you a “secret key” which help you to open “the door” what separates you from your game tester job. As you may guessed “the door” is an interview or to be more accurate – invitation on the interview from recruiter wich received your “secret key”. “Secret key” is your eye-catching and winning resume.

So let’s get started! Here is a several tips about resume writing for fresher:

How to write game tester resume no experience

Mostly for qa game tester position a required these list of skills:

  • Good understanding of QA/QC process
  • The ability to use IT systems and software like databases and spreadsheets
  • Experience in creation different kinds of test documentation
  • Excellent gaming skills and the ability to play for long periods
  • Find, research and report bugs by using the testing and quality control tools
  • Attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong English skills

Not that hard, isn’t it? Let’s see what the game tester resume should be like

Video game tester resume example

Example:

Personal information:

Mark XXXXX

24 years old

Mobile: +1443XXXX

Mail: XXXX@hotmaill.com

Skype: XXXX

Objective:

Company that allow me to grow as a specialist. Informal atmosphere in the team. Mobile games projects is preferable.

Summary

Have a good experience in game testing and playing . Have an excellent playing skills. Have an writing/reviewing test cases, checklists and test reports. Have extensive experience in Mobile, PC and browser games. Have a good skills to find, research by using the quality control tools for video games and report bugs by using bug tracking systems .Good knowledge of SDLC, Agile and testing processes.

Employment history

july. 2016 – nov. 2017 ( 6 month)

Game tester

Nicegame company (Mobile game projects)

Responsibilities:

  • Writing / Reviewing Test Cases.
  • Writing / Reviewing Checklists
  • Functional and Regression testing.
  • UX/UI testing.
  • Bug reporting.
  • Run automated tests with UI Automator and Appium.

Tools and technologies used:

Jira, Testrail, Quality Center, Mantis, Appium, UI Automator

Education

2016 Master of Science in Information Technology
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Now let’s consider resume example of more experienced employee:

Example:

Personal information:

Dan XXXXX

31 years old

Mobile: +1443XXXX

Mail: XXXX@hotmaill.com

Skype: XXXX

Objective:

Testing video games. Friendly team. Paid sick days, vacations and healthcare.

Summary

5 years of Rich Experience in Game testing including Browser, Mobile, PC and even Gambling (casino sector) games. Have some experience in Automation testing of mobile games using Appium and Selendroid. Functional and Regression testing. Participated in Test Plan creation. Development of test design. Created Test cases and checklists.
Created requirements for game development with business analysts. Bug reporting. Good knowledge of SDLC, Agile and testing processes.

Employment history

jun. 2010 – july. 2011 (1 years 1 month)

Game tester

XXRoyal casino

Responsibilities:

  • Writing / Reviewing Test Cases ,Checklists
  • Functional, Regression testing.
  • UX/UI testing.
  • Bug reporting.

Tools and technologies used:

Testlink, Jira, Redmine, Google Docs, Spreadsheets.

jan. 2012 – jan. 2016 (4 years )

Video game testers lead

Playhouse inc (Mobile, PC and PC games)

Responsibilities:

  • Preparing Test Strategy documents.
  • Test plan creation.
  • Functional and Regression testing.
  • Creation of Tests scripts for mobile games.
  • Creation of Test cases.
  • Bug reporting.
  • Requirements creation
  • Preparing a test reports.

Tools and technologies used:

Jira, Teamcity, Testlink, Appium, Selendroid, Google Docs, Spreadsheets.

Education

2010 Master of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

How to write video game tester cover letter

Now when you’ve got tips for your resume and an example you should be think that it’s a finish. But not exactly. In IT employment exist one very important part. It is a cover letter.
Not enough to create only a resume because it’s describes only your skills and experience. Cover letter – is for describing you as a person.
It’s more about your character, strong sides and about what value you can bring to the company where position you applying for.
For the detailed tutorial better go here here

First name Second name


123 Main Street, New york, CA 94122

Home : 415-555-0000 Cell: 415-555-0000

email@example.com

Dear Recruiting Manager,

I’ve seen your post on example.com for a Video game tester position.

I felt compelled to quickly send you my resume for your consideration and I hope that my strong video games testing experience will make me a very competitive candidate for this position.

I visited company website and have seen your projects. After this i’ve definitely understood that your games could be called best in your segment. So I would be very happy to be a part of this kind organization.

As Game tester I worked for 2 years. Games always were my passion that’s why i’m very appreciate well developed and qualitative game . Projects where i was responsible for Quality Assurance always were differed in quality. I a creative and enthusiastic person, so i always full of ideas how to improve our product and make it more entertaining .Also, i am I understand the target audience well and it really helped to companies where i worked hit the mark and provide product which customers want to buy. Many times my my skills in detection and prevention bugs helped company save big amounts of money.
I would like to have a direct conversation and show you my vision of a perfect video game =) By the way, as i already mentioned i’m full of ideas, so maybe you would like hear some of them…
If you interested in employee who don’t mind who have his job so as a main hobby, please contact me.


Best Wishes,

First name Second name

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