Video Game Tester – How to Get Paid to Test Video Games

Most gamers dream about being video game testers. After all, who wouldn’t want to get paid to do something that they enjoy doing. Must people hate getting up every morning to go to a job they find boring. But most people have no real idea about what a video game tester does every day, and how to become one. Games Publishers need testers to ensure that their finished products are released without bugs and glitches. If a game has too many bugs and glitches, then it will get bad reviews and publicity from the gaming community, and this can mean a serious loss of sales and income. Therefore games publishers are happy to employ video game testers to keep the amount of bugs and glitches in their products down to a bare minimum.There are many websites and products on the market that will promise to assist you in getting a job as a game tester, but many of these are bogus, or just not worth the money. If you want to become a video game tester there are two options open to you. Firstly you can search for job vacancies yourself, searching the internet, making speculative phone calls to games publishers, and sending out speculative resumes. Secondly, you can pay to join a database of video game tester job vacancies, where you can log in an immediately view vacancies, and have access to advice and information on the interviews you will receive.Let’s explore the first option. The first thing you should do is bookmark all the major games publishes career websites. Everyone you can find, From EA through to Blizzard. If you regularly check these, you may get lucky and find a games tester vacancy. Once you have done this, you should start searching for gaming industry job sites, where gaming related vacancies from many different companies are displayed. You could also phone companies and send off speculative resumes, so that if they do have vacancies, they will contact you. If you are lucky enough to find a vacancy, and obtain an interview, you should ensure that you have researched what to expect from Video Game Tester related websites, as preparation is the key to success.The second method is to get someone else to do all the legwork for you, somebody with contacts in the games industry. You can pay a one off fee and gain access to a database of video game tester job vacancies. The good thing about these databases is that you will also be emailed when new vacancies arise. Be careful though as many are not worth the money, only use one that has received good reviews.If you put in some time (or invest some money getting someone else to do it for you) then there is no reason why you too can’t be getting paid to test all the new games releases. Just make sure you do your homework before applying….