Cover letters are an outdated formality. They increase the risk of personal bias getting in the way of a good decision. And the details are usually on your CV anyway. So don’t attach a cover letter. Write a short pitch instead. Tailor it and tell us why you want a role with the team at 10 Chambers.
Summarize your qualifications on your CV. Include relevant work experience and professional skills. List your educational background, including the certificates, diplomas, and degrees you've earned. Include other accomplishments and activities you feel are relevant, too.
Here's an example of a very straightforward CV. Use it as a jumping-off point for yours.
How to write a CV
Include contact details like your name, mobile phone number, and primary email address. It makes us happy when you make your address clickable.
List your current and recent work experience. Don’t go too far back; what you were up to ten years ago isn’t so important. List the name of the companies you worked for and when you worked for them. And add a few sentences about what you did, the skills and tools you used, and the big projects you worked on.
If you have gaps in your CV, don’t worry. We know life is life. Just add a comment so we know what’s up.
When applying for a programming or creative role, you should include an up-to-date portfolio or work samples. Please make the links easy to access so we can skip clicking around a lot.
When we look at portfolios, we love seeing projects that match what we do. And as you know, 10 Chambers loves cooperative games and first-person shooters.
It doesn't matter if the projects are work or personal. Just make sure to clarify if you made it on your own or as a part of a team. And always highlight what you're most proud of.
Tell us where and when you studied and the qualifications you earned. Any achievements? Include them! If you’re a newcomer in the game industry, you might not have any relevant work experience yet, so this section is significant. Tell us about any special courses you completed, the skills you picked up, and any cool projects that might excite us.
We know it’s daunting! Should you use Arial? Colors? How long should it be? Here’s the deal…
• Avoid making your CV longer than one page – maximum two.
• Pick a font that’s easy to read, and not too many colors.
• Save and upload it as a PDF.
• Make links clickable so your CV and portfolio are more accessible.
What to avoid
This is pretty straightforward but it’s worth going over…
- Lying about your experience will come back to haunt you.
- If you have loads of experience, don’t list it all. Add a note saying you have more experience you can tell us about at the interview.
- Spelling mistakes are not your friend.