Need Advice For Games Tester Interview

Hi there,

I have a job interview in a couple of days for a Games Tester position and was wondering what to expect. I'm told it's a 1-hour interview. I have only been to 1 interview before (not IT or Games related), so my experience with this stuff is very limited. Any advice would be great, thanks!

Kim.

Mdobele's picture

Simply be yourself. Try to think of the kind of questions they will ask you and practice your replies in the mirror. Think about the kinds of games you play and why you play them as that will be asked. They may get you to review a piece of test software and document as many bugs as you can find.

A good tip would be to review a game you have at home and write up some bug reports for that. Then get a mate to follow those reports to try and recreate the bug. If he cant then you haven?t written it well enough.

Keep your reports simple and easy to read and write them in such a way so that someone who has never played the game could follow your steps and reproduce the bug easily.

QA is all about attention to detail, good communication and excellent documentation skills.

Check out Drews blog for an example of a day in the life of an Auran QA.
http://www.sumea.com.au/sprofile.asp?member=444

Rips's picture

Wow thanks for your reply, I found it very useful.

Rips's picture

I got the job, I'm starting in a couple weeks :D thanks again!

rezn0r's picture

Congratulations Rips!

Where you headed?

Scott.

Rips's picture

Thanks :)

The Creative Assembly in Brisbane.

Kim.

Mdobele's picture

Congratulations Rips. Welcome to the industry.

Be sure to come to the brisbane IGDA meetings and chat to us.

rezn0r's picture

Congratulations.

Great company. Not easy to get into either.

Scott.

Kane's picture

OMG Grats!

I am so jealous right now! =P