Kaim The Legend said:
Question: do you guys have positions for game testing? IF so how can someone become one at Aksys games?
We do test games, from time to time, and testers are needed for that. If you have a resume, you can send it to us at resumes (at) aksysgames (dot) com. No guarantees, though.
Sorry if I made it more confusing than it needed to be beli, I meant more like the sales team who goes and meets with retailers to sell the product to them. Basically the position that meets and talks with gamestop, walmarts, amazon's buyer/procurement team and gets them to "buy" the games that you want to put on market.
A big part of that sort of job is knowning people in the industry. Like, the biggest part. Your connections will make your career. I know this seems like a bit of a Catch-22 (you need contacts to get the job, but how do you get contacts without the job), but you wanted info, so there it is. Sales experience (in any field) is important, as is being a "people person", and having public speaking skills. A good sales person also travels a lot, to visit buyers and so on, so you would need to be willing to be away from home frequently. Although your job is, on the surface, about selling a product to people, it is also about building relationships--you want to sell them this game, yes, but you also want them to buy the next ten you ship.
I know that's probably not super-helpful, but there it is. Hope you can get something out of it. :)
In a year I'll have a major in history (emphasis philosophy) and a minor in broad field social studies. This gives me the limited ability to time travel (since it's a bachelor's degree and not a doctorate I can't travel very far). I'd be very willing to travel in time for Aksys and for very fair compensation too. I can also fight Plato and other philosophers in pitched combat and teach children about social studies, which happen to be the bomb yo. You are now realizing you have my resume written in Aramaic, with recommendations from Miyamoto Musashi, Karl Marx, and a 12 year old Winston Churchill. If you do not hire me I will go back through time and traumatically alter you lives MUHAHAHAHHA!
Nice try, but our temporal security agency identified you as a possible threat prior to your birth. They should be paying you a visit yesterday.
Data, data, data. I cannot make bricks without clay.
Alles andere ist käse.
And in case there is any confusion, yes, I do work for Aksys. If you have a questions, or care to verify my identity, you can e-mail me by putting my username in front of @aksysgames.com.