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GAMING PROJECT MANAGER: Getting Hired For His Soft Skills

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Gerald, a gaming project manager, spends his typical day managing a team of project managers. He originally studied international relations in school, but it was actually his job as a residential hall resident advisor that got him his first job. He tells us that his excellent people and soft skills are what has landed him each of his jobs, and that students must be adaptable as they look into work in any industry.

Degree: International Relations
Job Title: Gaming Project Manager

Job Summary: Game Developer

Job Description

Game developer is an umbrella title for different roles in a development team that works together to create games. A game developer can be a game programmer, game architect, game designer, game artist, etc. They use computers to structure, design, test and publish games for different platforms.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$60,000 - $145,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 40 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Flexible, Irregular, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Creativity, Problem solving skills, Teamwork, Technical skills, Artistic, Detail oriented, Patience, Mathematical skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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m='16480'>have</span> <span m='16610'>three</span> <span m='16820'>offices</span> <span m='17310'>and</span> <span m='17510'>project</span> <span m='17840'>managers</span> <span m='18410'>in</span> <span m='18860'>two</span> <span m='19020'>of</span> <span m='19100'>those</span> <span m='19280'>offices--</span> <span m='20730'>so</span> <span m='21120'>dealing</span> <span m='21390'>with</span> <span m='21490'>time</span> <span m='21790'>zones</span> <span m='22210'>and</span> <span m='22300'>trying</span> <span m='22430'>to</span> <span m='22480'>make</span> <span m='22620'>sure</span> <span m='22780'>initiatives</span> <span m='23220'>get</span> <span m='23370'>out</span> <span m='23945'>can</span> <span m='24230'>be</span> <span m='24370'>really</span> <span m='24630'>challenging,</span> <span m='25340'>especially</span> <span m='25770'>when</span> <span m='25940'>you're</span> <span m='27000'>trying</span> <span m='27420'>to</span> <span m='27620'>message</span> <span m='28370'>an</span> <span m='28800'>action</span> <span m='29500'>or</span> <span m='29760'>a</span> <span m='29800'>goal,</span> <span m='31420'>not</span> <span m='31750'>to</span> <span m='32409'>the</span> <span m='32780'>end</span> <span m='33260'>recipient</span> <span m='33960'>but</span> <span m='34450'>to</span> <span m='35110'>a</span> <span m='35190'>manager</span> <span m='36190'>between</span> <span m='36570'>myself</span> <span m='36950'>and</span> <span m='37040'>that</span> <span m='37180'>person,</span> <span m='37540'>so</span> <span m='37760'>being</span> <span m='38250'>very</span> <span m='38490'>clear</span> <span m='39070'>and</span> <span m='39390'>specific</span> <span m='39910'>about</span> <span m='40520'>what's</span> <span m='40710'>required--</span> <span m='41730'>and</span> <span m='42080'>then</span> <span m='42240'>other</span> <span m='42410'>days</span> <span m='43370'>I'm</span> <span m='44280'>collecting</span> <span m='44660'>that</span> <span m='44780'>information</span> <span m='45280'>that's</span> <span m='45440'>coming</span> <span m='45730'>up</span> <span m='45880'>from</span> <span m='46040'>the</span> <span m='46120'>bottom.</span> <span m='46560'>So</span> <span m='47010'>understanding</span> <span m='48760'>the</span> <span m='49360'>how</span> <span m='49670'>and</span> <span m='49750'>the</span> <span m='49840'>why</span> <span m='50590'>and</span> <span m='50930'>what</span> <span m='51080'>the</span> <span m='51150'>plans</span> <span m='51560'>are</span> <span m='51730'>so</span> <span m='52030'>I</span> <span m='52330'>can roll</span> <span m='52450'>those</span> <span m='52680'>back</span> <span m='52920'>up</span> <span m='53060'>into</span> <span m='53350'>our</span> <span m='53480'>senior</span> <span m='53790'>management.</span> </p><p><span m='55850'>My</span> <span m='56020'>career</span> <span m='56380'>path</span> <span m='56850'>is</span> <span m='57380'>probably</span> <span m='57630'>defined</span> <span m='58040'>by</span> <span m='58140'>my</span> <span m='58230'>education.</span> <span m='59320'>So</span> <span m='59870'>I</span> <span m='60000'>went</span> <span m='60310'>to</span> <span m='61410'>high</span> <span m='61570'>school,</span> <span m='61910'>like</span> <span m='62060'>a</span> <span m='62110'>lot</span> <span m='62240'>of</span> <span m='62300'>people,</span> <span m='62690'>and</span> <span m='62780'>then</span> <span m='62940'>eventually</span> <span m='63850'>University.</span> <span m='65030'>And</span> <span m='65610'>in</span> <span m='65730'>University,</span> <span m='66340'>I</span> <span m='66360'>took</span> <span m='66540'>a</span> <span m='66640'>Bachelor of</span> <span m='66960'>Arts in</span> <span m='67240'>international</span> <span m='67770'>relations.</span> <span m='69240'>But,</span> <span m='69730'>outside</span> <span m='70180'>of</span> <span m='70250'>that,</span> <span m='70480'>I</span> <span m='70530'>was</span> <span m='70690'>actually</span> <span m='71030'>a</span> <span m='71110'>Resident</span> <span m='71680'>Life</span> <span m='72840'>Advisor</span> <span m='73520'>or</span> <span m='74690'>whatever</span> <span m='74990'>the</span> <span m='75326'>term</span> <span m='75662'>people</span> <span m='76000'>like</span> <span m='76200'>to use.</span> <span m='79170'>And</span> <span m='79600'>I</span> <span m='79660'>guess</span> <span m='79890'>the</span> <span m='79990'>value</span> <span m='80540'>coming</span> <span m='80850'>out</span> <span m='80930'>of</span> <span m='81040'>that</span> <span m='81300'>experience</span> <span m='81930'>was</span> <span m='82930'>my</span> <span m='83440'>soft</span> <span m='83740'>skills,</span> <span m='84450'>my</span> <span m='84840'>ability</span> <span m='85200'>to</span> <span m='85320'>engage with</span> <span m='85780'>people,</span> <span m='86190'>understand</span> <span m='86540'>where</span> <span m='86610'>they're</span> <span m='86740'>coming</span> <span m='87160'>from,</span> <span m='87870'>be</span> <span m='88200'>open</span> <span m='88390'>to</span> <span m='88510'>new</span> <span m='88640'>ideas,</span> <span m='89670'>listening</span> <span m='90090'>to</span> <span m='91030'>the</span> <span m='91140'>three</span> <span m='91350'>sides</span> <span m='91760'>of</span> <span m='91850'>every</span> <span m='92050'>story</span> <span m='92380'>between</span> <span m='92870'>two</span> <span m='93040'>people.</span> <span m='94350'>And</span> <span m='94500'>so</span> <span m='94620'>that</span> <span m='94720'>really</span> <span m='94940'>prepared</span> <span m='95380'>me</span> <span m='95770'>for</span> <span m='97360'>being</span> <span m='97690'>successful</span> <span m='98010'>in the</span> <span m='98330'>world</span> <span m='98750'>I'm in.</span> </p><p><span m='99730'>When</span> <span m='99980'>I</span> <span m='100050'>graduated</span> <span m='100580'>University,</span> <span m='101005'>I</span> <span m='101430'>actually</span> <span m='101840'>became</span> <span m='102160'>a</span> <span m='102310'>Residence</span> <span m='102850'>Manager</span> <span m='103730'>for</span> <span m='104130'>a</span> <span m='104150'>number</span> <span m='104330'>of</span> <span m='104380'>years.</span> <span m='104830'>And</span> <span m='104980'>then</span> <span m='105100'>eventually</span> <span m='105830'>I</span> <span m='105950'>got</span> <span m='106130'>head-hunted</span> <span m='106740'>by a tech</span> <span m='107420'>start-up,</span> <span m='108700'>because</span> <span m='109050'>I</span> <span m='109150'>was</span> <span m='110050'>detail</span> <span m='110490'>oriented</span> <span m='111120'>and</span> <span m='111330'>had</span> <span m='111560'>good</span> <span m='111710'>soft</span> <span m='112000'>skills,</span> <span m='112550'>dealing</span> <span m='113190'>with</span> <span m='113320'>people.</span> <span m='114290'>And</span> <span m='115790'>when</span> <span m='116100'>that</span> <span m='116710'>start-up</span> <span m='118010'>went</span> <span m='118230'>under,</span> <span m='119080'>I</span> <span m='119340'>looked</span> <span m='119640'>around</span> <span m='120410'>to</span> <span m='120690'>see</span> <span m='121010'>which</span> <span m='121330'>verticals</span> <span m='122170'>in</span> <span m='122490'>industry</span> <span m='123390'>were</span> <span m='123550'>growing</span> <span m='123850'>the</span> <span m='123910'>most</span> <span m='124180'>and were</span> <span m='124380'>the</span> <span m='124580'>most</span> <span m='125000'>interesting</span> <span m='125480'>to</span> <span m='125610'>me.</span> <span m='126190'>And</span> <span m='126610'>video</span> <span m='126860'>game</span> <span m='127140'>development</span> <span m='128150'>was</span> <span m='128490'>growing</span> <span m='129780'>at</span> <span m='129919'>a</span> <span m='129960'>fantastic</span> <span m='131030'>pace</span> <span m='131390'>in</span> <span m='131950'>early</span> <span m='132160'>2000.</span> <span m='133210'>And</span> <span m='133640'>I</span> <span m='133690'>thought</span> <span m='133910'>that</span> <span m='134020'>would</span> <span m='134120'>be</span> <span m='134230'>a</span> <span m='134270'>great</span> <span m='134540'>place</span> <span m='135320'>to</span> <span m='135480'>work,</span> <span m='135730'>because</span> <span m='136080'>it</span> <span m='136140'>was</span> <span m='136250'>creative,</span> <span m='136790'>it</span> <span m='136870'>was</span> <span m='137010'>fast</span> <span m='137270'>paced,</span> <span m='138720'>and</span> <span m='138930'>it</span> <span m='138980'>was</span> <span m='139110'>just</span> <span m='139480'>dealing</span> <span m='139870'>with</span> <span m='139980'>really</span> <span m='140190'>interesting</span> <span m='140550'>problems</span> <span m='141070'>on</span> <span m='141180'>a</span> <span m='141230'>day</span> <span m='141370'>to</span> <span m='141450'>day</span> <span m='141550'>basis.</span> </p><p><span m='142310'>What</span> <span m='142730'>do</span> <span m='142910'>I</span> <span m='143030'>know</span> <span m='143270'>now</span> <span m='143760'>that</span> <span m='143920'>I</span> <span m='143990'>didn't</span> <span m='144280'>know?</span> <span m='144820'>Probably</span> <span m='147030'>the</span> <span m='147670'>single</span> <span m='148010'>one</span> <span m='148190'>thing</span> <span m='148430'>I</span> <span m='148510'>can</span> <span m='148720'>count</span> <span m='149000'>on</span> <span m='149230'>day in</span> <span m='149570'>day</span> <span m='149910'>out is</span> <span m='150100'>change.</span> <span m='151590'>And</span> <span m='151820'>so</span> <span m='152990'>understanding</span> <span m='153990'>that</span> <span m='154180'>change</span> <span m='154500'>is</span> <span m='154600'>inevitable</span> <span m='155540'>and</span> <span m='155750'>that</span> <span m='155970'>I</span> <span m='156110'>need</span> <span m='156400'>to</span> <span m='156570'>equip</span> <span m='156850'>myself</span> <span m='157260'>best</span> <span m='157770'>to</span> <span m='158400'>deal</span> <span m='158610'>with</span> <span m='158730'>that</span> <span m='158950'>change</span> <span m='159460'>and</span> <span m='159560'>respond</span> <span m='160140'>and</span> <span m='160210'>be</span> <span m='160360'>proactive</span> <span m='162030'>is</span> <span m='162680'>probably</span> <span m='162920'>the</span> <span m='162990'>thing</span> <span m='163240'>that</span> <span m='163370'>I</span> <span m='163420'>had</span> <span m='165110'>no</span> <span m='165270'>idea</span> <span m='165560'>about.</span> <span m='165940'>Nowadays,</span> <span m='166920'>for</span> <span m='167070'>students</span> <span m='167420'>that</span> <span m='167530'>are</span> <span m='167810'>getting</span> <span m='168060'>ready</span> <span m='168290'>to</span> <span m='168520'>enter</span> <span m='168720'>the</span> <span m='168830'>workforce,</span> <span m='170770'>you've</span> <span m='170970'>got</span> <span m='171240'>to</span> <span m='171360'>anticipate</span> <span m='171570'>a</span> <span m='171630'>lot</span> <span m='171800'>of</span> <span m='171870'>change.</span> <span m='172230'>You</span> <span m='172400'>will</span> <span m='173500'>change</span> <span m='173900'>careers,</span> <span m='175080'>because</span> <span m='175390'>you</span> <span m='175530'>want</span> <span m='175750'>to</span> <span m='175950'>or</span> <span m='176020'>because</span> <span m='176760'>that</span> <span m='176930'>industry</span> <span m='177400'>has</span> <span m='177930'>taken</span> <span m='178180'>a</span> <span m='178250'>different</span> <span m='178520'>path.</span> <span m='179490'>So</span> <span m='179620'>I</span> <span m='179690'>think</span> <span m='180400'>just</span> <span m='180610'>being</span> <span m='180750'>adaptable</span> <span m='181290'>to</span> <span m='181380'>change</span> <span m='182220'>is probably</span> <span m='182650'>the one thing</span> <span m='183080'>that you should</span> <span m='183430'>really</span> <span m='184410'>wrap</span> <span m='184590'>your</span> <span m='184680'>head</span> <span m='184820'>around.</span> </p>","file":{"id":385808,"video_id":"3432418843001","name":"2448-Gerald - Manager of Project Management Office","duration":186085,"thumbnail_url":null}});