How do I get a job at Xbox?
“What we’re looking for are strong individuals who’re focused and want to build a longtime relationship with the company, also known as a career. When you chat with recruiters and hiring managers (this applies across the whole game industry) don’t focus on the fact that you’ve owned every game console ever made or spend X amount of time a day reading blogs like Kotaku. I’m not saying they won’t appreciate your passion, but they want to know what experience and skills you bring to the table. A newly hired SDET can be brought up to speed pretty quickly on game technology, but it’s much harder to grow a hardcore gamer professionally in that same SDET position if they lack the core knowledge required for the role or the ability to deliver the goods when relied upon by the team. Remember that four week project your professor gave you Senior year? Consider that basic training for all the collaboration you’ll be doing in the professional world,” said DMZilla.