When I worked in retail it blew my mind how many of my coworkers had finished college but were working a $10/hr job because they couldn’t find a job. Over time I realized they had a hard time finding a job because 10/10 of them weren’t willing to relocate. I’ve been moving nonstop my whole life so I found that very strange
@VibratingButtChomper, ya pretty much have to move to get a job. I'm from Georgia, but I got jobs in the midwest after I've graduated. I had no jobs that I found or had offers for in Georgia.
@Yung Saltine Cracker, Kinda depends on what you’re looking for I guess. I’m more than willing to relocate for something but I kinda got lucky in that there are potential game companies I can work at damn near everywhere around where I already live. That and if any of projects or ideas pan out I can just go self employed making games.
@TheRatMan, what did you study to do that? Im doing Computer Science: Software Engineering with a minor in Media Design.. should I do something else more fitted to video game creation and development?
@VibratingButtChomper, Unless you live in a heavily concentrated area with a lot of economy you have to move where there are people with money willing to spend it. I didn’t. I’ve never used either of my degrees. I built 2 businesses completely unrelated to my education instead and at 26 I bought my first house with 30,000 down and a King Ranch Ford and my wife and children are well provided for 4 years later. If all else fails and you can’t find someone to hire you, be the person who hires someone. You only have a job if you make someone or something more money than you’re paid.
@clintfromhere, this. This right here. This.
@tylersmileyface, Honestly videogame development cares more about portfolios, stuff you’ve made. Even if it’s mostly game demos it’s way better than relying solely on a major. Show a company you’ve got the skills and motivation to work on a project and you can land somewhere. It probably won’t start as anything fancy but getting your foot in the door is a good start. Of course studying for a degree ain’t a bad idea either and software engineering is definitely a good degree to have to back up your projects. That’s what I’ve learned mostly from seeing how my inspirations have gotten into the industry, they make stuff to prove themselves. Honestly I’m still an amateur at best, I’m not too deep yet. I’m just lucky that where I live gives the opportunity to intern or maybe even work at a lot of different companies.
@VibratingButtChomper, :/ I have to stay where I am to keep my insurance and my cystic fibrosis doctors...
@TheRatMan, thanks a lot!
@VibratingButtChomper, kids nowadays don't want to do anything besides what they went to school for, thus they don't have any actual job experience. I never finished college, but I make a pretty good amount of money overseeing my district of stores in the car part business
People can't find decent paying jobs because they either a) aren't willing to relocate or b) not willing to put in actual work outside of a cushy office-type job. I work as an appliance repair technician (only have some college) and I do great for myself. Sure I'm not making 6 figures, but between my wife and I, we are.
@Darkblaze, That's great man, and I'm sure that you guys will be able to support your families and be able to handle yourselves. I just wish more people would understand that that is a viable lifestyle, I'm going through college because for the certification I need in order to work for a certain profession requires an initial bachelor's degree, otherwise I would not make the investment of time nor money.
@Darkblaze, hey I’m looking for a new dad can I adopt you?
@Darkblaze, if they can pay me to be able to afford to relocate sure I'll relocate.
@Darkblaze, I can't agree more. I am about to start my electrician apprenticeship tomorrow and between my gf (she's in the medical field) and I we'll be doing great for ourselves. People have to realize that you have to chase what you want and that nothing is going to be placed at your lap. We had to relocate for my gf job but it was a necessary step for our plans to come to fruition. Merry Christmas from the Bay Area!! 🎄
@YourMomRidesMeGood, *looks at username, squints eyes* no, no you cannot
@Darkblaze, oh.. okay I guess. Thanks anyway almost dad
“Give them jobs”. Lol, that’s not how this works b’ys.
@prxjxct, Exactly. Gifts are given. Jobs are earned, careers are planned.
What do you mean a college degree doesn’t substitute experience???
Said the person who created the communication major