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[Hypothetically] I'm at a smaller company and looking for a place to get the word out about our available openings. Alternately, I'm looking for a place to browse through resumes of people looking for jobs. What are some services I can use to find the people I need?

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Gamasutra Jobs

This is the canonical place to go if you want to hire a game developer, or become one.

Cost:

Recruitment pricing on this page. It appears job postings are free.

Specialization:

Game development. "The game industry leader in career resources"

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StackOverflow Careers

FAQ here.

Costs:

  • 1 year filing: $19 or free for students
  • 30 day job listing: $350
  • Hiring manager: test drive free, to view candidates and make contact subscriptions are $500 for one week, $1000 for one month, $3000 for 6 months, $5000 for one year
  • 90 day money back guarantee if you are dissatisfied

Specializations: "professional software developers looking for great places to work" (developers who browse Stack Overflow)

I have no experiences using it, sorry.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ -1, I searched for "game" and got a total of 15 answers. 3 of which might have been actual game programming jobs. Doesn't seem to be a critical mass of "game development" jobs on this site. \$\endgroup\$ – Tetrad Aug 8 '10 at 7:18
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Tetrad, can I downvote that comment? :) Although this is a gamedev site, your Question didn't mention looking specifically for game programmers, nor did it mention requiring a critical mass of them. Even assuming you were looking to hire programmers to create games, it's a reasonable assumption that you were looking for professional programmers, and would/could train them in the specifics of your job. (I note that you once asked how to sort thru zero-experience candidates also :) \$\endgroup\$ – Cyclops Aug 8 '10 at 13:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Tetrad - having just criticized your comment - if you're hiring Unity developers (or C#/Python programmers), where can I send my resume to? :) \$\endgroup\$ – Cyclops Aug 8 '10 at 13:51
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    \$\begingroup\$ I would hope that it's obvious from the context of this site that I'm looking for places where game developers (not just programmers) would see them. \$\endgroup\$ – Tetrad Aug 8 '10 at 15:34
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Another place you can post job ads is the IGDA boards but they're usually local in nature. On the other hand there are usually freelancers there as well.

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Game Industry Grunts

http://gameindustrygrunts.com/

The idea of this site is that it is free for everyone, so non-rich companies, and rich companies that want post entry-level jobs can post there.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Weird, it looks like it's using the same software/theme as a similar game site, gamejobhunter.com \$\endgroup\$ – Tetrad Sep 28 '10 at 19:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ Interesting, I did not knew this one... \$\endgroup\$ – speeder Sep 28 '10 at 20:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ I forgot pressing "enter" on comments submits them... Anyway, I know that game industry grunts was made by a Ubisoft employee (that is obviously fan of Warcraft... actually the logo previously was a Orc Grunt head) \$\endgroup\$ – speeder Sep 28 '10 at 20:22
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Game Job Hunter

Cost:

  • Basic job ads - Free
  • Spotlight job ads links on home page - $50/week
  • Header banner ad, appears on all pages (728x90, jpg or gif) - $250/week
  • Skyscraper ad, appears on all pages (120x600, jpg or gif) - $200/week
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Mobile Gaming Jobs

Costs: 199 per job. Discounts on multiple jobs and longer terms.

Specialization: Focuses on mobile game development only and powers the job listings on several large developer focused sites.

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Microsoft Students 2 Business

(global site, USA site)

Costs: Free for students. Maybe free for recruiters?

Specializations: students in IT majors (computer science, information technology, etc.)

My only experience was to promote it to fellow students, as my school's Microsoft Student Partner. I personally found it to have a very limited selection of job openings.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ could whoever down-voted this give an explanation? \$\endgroup\$ – lathomas64 Sep 24 '10 at 16:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ Nothing game-specific. Useless to 70% of game developers (non-programmers), and poorly-targeted targeted for the remaining 30%. \$\endgroup\$ – user744 Sep 24 '10 at 16:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ I agree, I just posted it as an option. It might be worth keeping an eye on, especially in an area with a lot of game dev companies, but I don't even see it getting off the ground, despite the effort and money that Microsoft is probably throwing into it. \$\endgroup\$ – Ricket Sep 25 '10 at 23:03

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