Alexandre Bisiaux graduated from ETPA's Game Designer course in 2017.
Alexandre worked on the creation of the video game "Collapsar" during his training at ETPA. This game is a two-player arcade fighting game where the goal is to eliminate your opponent over 3 rounds.
Today, Alexandre is a Junior Development Tester at Ubisoft Paris on a fixed-term contract. He shares with us his vision of recruitment.
"Joining a company is something special in the world of video games: it's a job of constant discovery (human, professional but also cultural). Every day you get to meet different people, do different things, see different things.
I'm talking to the students in their 3rd year who are starting to get the necessary hindsight: we all have a career objective in mind, whatever it is, and we have to do everything we can to reach it.
Also, when you are looking for a job, it is important to be modest and not to be scared to start at the bottom of the ladder. A basic rule of thumb: experience is the best thing on a resume, regardless of the company. Don't close any doors! That's the best advice I have to give. Experience is the most valuable thing you can have, because this is what will make your career evolve.
Learn how to make yourself noticed, how to sell yourself, and above all, learn how to meet the companies' expectations, even if you need to overdo it a little bit. But don't lie about things that can be verified, just put yourself forward regarding an employer's demands.
Once again, experience prevails over everything."
TO CURRENT STUDENTs
"Take the classes, not just to listen to them, but to understand them. You receive a lot of information that is extremely useful once you join a company, unfortunately some people tend to neglect it.
You also have to give intelligent thought to how to sell yourself, you have to know how to be modest, but at the same time to put yourself forward. This is something that can be complicated for some people, but it is necessary.
I remain available for students on social networks, through my LinkedIn page, within the limits of my free time. Don't hesitate to ask your questions to ETPA former students, we didn't necessarily have this possibility back then, so take advantage of it !"