Originally Posted by SifuHok
How did you get your job here at Riot? I'd love to know because it's always been a dream of mine to work at Riot also
So before I answer this, I should mention that I'm trying to respond to these from my iPad using a terrible internet connection from some podunk comfort inn. So I apologize for any spelling issues or what not- but I told myself that I would try to make a concerted effort to respond to this thread thoroughly. As I write this, I'm on page 14 or so out of 31. Which is both overwhelmingly cool and, well, simply overwhelming. I knew I'd fall behind- but not this fast. Regardless, for the time being, I'm going to try to stick to my guns and respond to everyone in this thread who is a) being civil and b) asking a question or requesting a response- especially if it's something I haven't previously chatted about... It might take some time for me to catch up to you in the thread- and there's a good chance I might unintentionally slight someone who feels like they deserved a response- but I'll at least try.
By 'try' I mean 'try to catch up'. Heh. Not 'try to slight you'.
Now to your question about getting a job at Riot, SifuHok: honestly, I don't think there's any secret formula. You don't need to know anything I could really tell you here.
You need to be driven. You need to be great at what you do. You need to work really well with others. You need to be passionate. And you need to apply. And sometimes you have to reapply. And sometimes you might need to get more experience or education and then reapply again.
But that's not really advice on how to "get in at Riot" as much as it is 'life advice'. Like I said, it's nothing really groundbreaking. The cynic in me hears me spouting out fortune cookie advice. But truthfully, that's just how it's done. And I guess it takes some luck, too.
If you're earnestly looking for ways to work on those skills, specifically, I'd also recommend the Harvard Business Review's book on self management. Most of the HBR stuff is very insightful (at least to me), but that book specifically would really prepare just about anyone for their "dream job".
Great. My iPad just told me I have 10% juice left. This might be a short night of posting.