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Old 02-07-2013, 02:31 AM   #1
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Question Making the switch from IT to video games?

Hi all,

I have been working in the IT industry doing mostly 2nd-3rd tier support and project coordination since 2006 but I have absolutely no passion for it and haven't really had from the get go, it just seemed like a way to make some money at the time using skills which I already had.

The bad news is that I'm already 31 years old but I have had some experience in QA testing and have quite heavily been involved with software release projects in the past. I would ideally like to initially move into a job in QA to get a feel for the industry with a view to possibly moving into QA management or ideally production later down the line. I do have IT certifications and am currently just over half way through a distance degree in IT and Business but I'm not really sure where to go from here.

Could anyone offer any advice? I am currently in the UK but have worked in Canada in the past so I'm definitely not adverse to travelling for work if needed. Any help which anybody can provide will definitely be appreciated.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Making the switch from IT to video games?

If you want to go into game QA, just apply.
http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson5.htm

Or you could use IT as your gateway.
http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson41.htm
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:34 PM   #3
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Default Re: Making the switch from IT to video games?

Thanks, they both look like really useful articles, I'm just trying to come up with a decent and relevant QA CV at the moment but it's good to know that I'm not too old to do this as long as I can tolerate the likely pay cut (if I am lucky enough to find anting) and also I may have to relocate because there doesn't seem to be much in my current city.
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