Bethesda Softworks - Dev Profile
The Bethblog's Inside the Vault talks to programmer Mike Dulany. Here's his detailed advice on getting a job in the industry:
How did you get into the industry? Do you have any tips for breaking in?
I used to old cliché “I know a guy who works there.” Though to meet “a guy” I was an active member of the IGDA ( International Game Developers Association ) and met him (and a number of other interesting people) by attending the local chapters meetings. He informed me they were hiring QA staff and I was more than happy to leave my job at the time to join the team.
Advice? I think my advice is best put forth in these easy to follow steps:
1) Be good/extremely motivated in a particular area of game development.
2) Know a guy. (Optional, but recommended)