Recently I've noticed there are a lot fewer screaming kids while I'm running my weekend errands, and I think I've figured out why: All the kids are plugged in.
• Do an internship. Even if you've graduated from college, the doors for the best jobs are not going to open at a gaming company until you've completed an internship.
Attend gamers conferences and show your portfolio to employers attending to make connections, then follow up with an internship request.
• Use your creativity. "Even if you've developed a little app for a phone in your bedroom, it gives you something to show an employer what you're capable of," he says.
Such talent often can start with a gaming company at $70,000 to $80,000 a year.
• Go social. Attend meet-ups organized with others in the gaming industry through Twitter or Facebook.
Churchill says Facebook has helped VonChurch succeed in finding the right talent. Join the latest networking sites and become familiar with what other tech-savvy folks are discussing and add to the conversations.
• Continue to hone your skills. The gaming industry moves quickly, and employers are interested in people on the cutting edge.