Branded header image with Aardvark Swift logo

Blogs in Candidate Resources

State Of The Video Games Industry

State of the Video Games Industry

​The last few years have brought with them a huge boom in the video game industry, both in revenue and employment. In the UK’s video game industry alone, full-time employment grew 54%, from 47,73...

Read more
Advice When Starting A New Job

Advice When Starting A New Job

​Whether you’re starting your first junior role or a seasoned veteran of the game development industry, strolling into a new studio, putting your best foot forward when integrating with a new team ...

Read more
Dealing With Stress

Dealing with Stress

​There are three things that are certain in this world; death, taxes, and encountering work-related stress. Whether your job is a means to an end or your dream career, the stress of workloads, diff...

Read more
Be Mindful Of Your Digital Footprint

Be Mindful of Your Digital Footprint

​A lot of effort is put into making sure a CV or portfolio is as good as it can be, but what about your online presence?With social media now regularly considered during the application process, it...

Read more
Interview Questions To Ask

Interview Questions to Ask

“Do you have any questions for us?” What you should consider when facing the final interview question​If you’ve ever interviewed for a job, be it inside or outside the videogames industry, you’ll l...

Read more
Why Use A Recruitment Agency

Why Use a Recruitment Agency

​Of course, we’re a little biased on this subject, but with over three decades of experience in recruiting for the games industry, we know the benefits of having a recruitment agency on your side w...

Read more
Cv Writing Tips

CV Writing Tips

​As you’d expect, collectively we see and review hundreds of CVs each week. To help you get your job search off to the best possible start a well crafted and presented CV is key.We spoke to our rec...

Read more
Building A Portfolio

Building a Portfolio

​A good portfolio is as essential as a good CV. It can make or break a job offer. We’ve investigated the things to do, and the things to avoid, with industry professionals to give you an edge over ...

Read more
What's It Like Moving Abroad

What's It Like Moving Abroad For Work?

​Moving overseas can be daunting at any point in a person’s life. It can be an intimidating decision for many. The difference in culture. The change of scenery. The potential language barrier. All ...

Read more
Looking To Get Into

Looking to Get into... Game Art?

​We speak to two working game artists about their inspirations, career paths, and the tips they’d give to help you stand out from the crowd.Breaking into the video game industry can sometimes feel ...

Read more
Work Better From Home

Work Better From Home

​Working from home sure sounds great in principle, but staying motivated and free of distractions can prove challenging. We’re fortunate enough to work in an industry where work from home set-ups a...

Read more