Uploader now fixed, if you have uploaded a map and do not see it in the downloads section please reupload it again, sorry for any inconvenience caused

If you find a broken link, please report it to the Broken Link Forum located HERE.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 16 of 16
  1. #11
    Mapper dundy is on a distinguished road dundy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    261
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews
    Rep Power
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by Deek View Post
    My point is, I had an interview with your lead level designer. This is after the two months I spent in the interview process. The last thing he said to me was, "I'll keep in touch". It's been nearly three months, not so much as an email or a phone call. To me, that is severely unprofessional. When you spend time with applicants and get to know them, at the VERY least you can do, is tell them, "You aren't what we are looking for" or "Give us some time to look over other applicants". Instead of making them sit, wait and wonder. You can say all day that, "Well, I should call them back to let them know I'm interested, or even still interested. I spent months in the hire process, YOU know I'm interested! The worst part about it though was that, I had nearly no recognition for the work I had previously done (mapping and modding). It was all geared towards some hidden agenda that I was made completely unaware of. Just blows my mind. Maybe the simple fact is that I'm a terrible mapper. Yeah, I guess so! Haha! Man, I'm glad I got that off my chest.
    Welcome to my world...

    I,am out of a job for a longtime and have send tons of job applications to tons of companies...your lucky if you get any response at all....

    That is the world today

  2. #12
    Mapper Deek is on a distinguished road Deek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    48
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by dundy View Post
    Welcome to my world...

    I,am out of a job for a longtime and have send tons of job applications to tons of companies...your lucky if you get any response at all....

    That is the world today
    Yeah, I hear yah. Here is the funny thing though about the statement posted earlier as a reply/answer.

    Quote Originally Posted by WarMachine View Post
    Yes it is harsh, but thats how it goes. They simply do not have the time to reply everyone individually because of the sheer number of applications they receive each day.
    That being said, I am here to speed up the process if anyone is interested.
    The text in bold there. Think about this for a minute. If you are a company. You post on a job board/forum on some random website saying, yes apply, but you get so many that they can't handle the flow because there is simply too many. Then let me tell you, "You're doing it wrong". If I was in charge of hiring new level designers, I wouldn't send out a mass text saying, everyone interested, apply! Instead of wasting what little, precious time you have in finding who you want, use that time, spend an hour a day and look at level designers out there. I mean, sit down and look at their work. It isn't hard. It's internet 101. When you find one you like, call them, email them, and ask them if they would like to work for you. Cut out all the idiots like me who waste your time applying and just go find who you want. Look at all the successful businesses out there, for example, Sports (NFL, MLB). They don't accept applications, they actually go out and recruit who they want. They skip all the crap and go get who they want. This is the most sure way you get the talent you can build on. Talent is grown, it is rarely found raw.

    If you don't have the employees to spend an hour a day to find the talent you want, hire one, or two, just for that. It would also mean that your current staff is underpaid and overworked. It's just funny to me that this is how business is run these days. Sad really. This goes for any profession. These companies out there should be begging us to work for them, and not the other way around. Without us, they got nothing. Absolutely, nothing. There is so much wasted talent out there in all professions because people are never given the chance, simply because of protocol and money.

    My point here is, if you don't have the time to reply to everyone, then don't open yourself up to such an overwhelming number of applications that you know for certain you cannot handle. Save yourself time, money and idiots like myself from your filters and just go find the talent you want, internally.

  3. #13
    Administrator MelVin is on a distinguished road MelVin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Age
    42
    Posts
    898
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews
    Rep Power
    10
    @ Deek
    I know the experience of waiting and wondering better than most, but you must try and put yourself in the other shoes. They must find the most talented people possible if they want to make the best product possible. Just because you did not get a email back doesn't mean your skills are not up to par. There are so many factors that go into the hiring process. In my experience with Activision recruiters they have polite and very professional. I must also say they do actively recruit. I have been contacted by different recruiters without applying and have some as contacts. If I want to talk to them they respond to emails. My suggestion, if you really want it contact whomever you spent time talking with, ask them what you can do to improve your chances. They will answer most likely.

    Like you or I they got into game design for the same reason. I can say from personal experience things get so crazy when your working on a commercial product. Mods like NAMWAW just don't compare. So for someone to forget to email someone they have talked to in a recruitment process is understandable as terrible as that might sound. I know it sucks to be the one that is siting and waiting, My game just got greenlit on Steam, they do not tell you what the criteria is so I had no idea if or when it would happen until it did. Point I'm trying to make is, you are in control of your destiny(corny I know) but touch base again and work the problem until your irresistible to the studio you want to work for.

    Codutility Admin
    Mapping and Mod Tech.
    Portfolio: http://www.claytondomino.com

  4. #14
    Mapper Deek is on a distinguished road Deek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    48
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews
    Rep Power
    0
    @MelVin

    Fortunately, life goes on. I stopped waiting a while ago and I already moved on. Unfortunately if they do decide to contact me, I will decline, as I've already found something else I enjoy just as much, if not more. It helps to have other degrees in other crafts. For me, jobs aren't about the money. They are about the passion, the art and self expression, the freedom to express freely. I was willing to give that to the studio. I just saw the post about applying to the studio and it made me laugh a little. You can see why. To those trying or wanting to apply to the studio, best of luck to you.

  5. #15
    Bronze/Mod Creator HolyMoly will become famous soon enough HolyMoly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Canada
    Age
    54
    Posts
    201
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews
    Rep Power
    14
    Kinda funny when you see the scripting in these new games and low and behold.....Hey that's my stuff! They must have lost my cheque in the mail! LoL

  6. #16
    Mapper XtCMrSly is on a distinguished road
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    plymouth uk
    Posts
    18
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews
    Rep Power
    0
    Lol holymoly

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts