Originally Posted by Kittyrina
...or maybe they just didn't like your attitude.
My attitude wasn't poor until a week or two ago when my last resume was rejected. You see, this isn't the typical "I applied to Riot, and didn't get the job, QQ" reply. I have been trying to shape my career and work experience so I can apply to Riot for 3 years now.
I didn't feel entitled. I felt drive... a need to better myself, creatively, and professionally, to get into Riot Games.
I love this game, and Riot as a company. When I first discovered the game, had a year of QA under my belt. I applied. No call back. Figured I needed to build my work experience up more. A year and 3 promotions later, I applied again for QA. No luck. When that company downsized, and I was out of work during the economic crisis for 1.5 years, I applied again for QA... no reply. Nothing.
So I spent my time being creative while looking for work. I wrote countless treatments for tv shows, pitched them, collaborated with other creators, even have a show being shopped around at various networks.
Then got a job as a Project Manager/VPO in telecommunications. I now manage massive amounts of data, am responsible for hundreds of clients phone and data solutions, direct hundreds of sales teams, and ensure the company is running efficiently and effectively.
In addition, I've been steadily building a portfolio of champion concepts, summoner QoL changes, forum upgrades, brand recognition, summoner interaction, web shows, e-sports growth, merchandise expansion, and business development.
I felt like I was time to apply again. All the new experience should surely go miles, and finally overcome any issues regarding a lack of degree... I also felt completely prepared for any interview. I was ready to pitch any concept. I felt confident in myself as a prospect, and truly felt like I would be a perfect fit: bringing creative ideas, business experience, and a positive attitude to the company. Plus the massive number of concepts, and few actionable concepts, I would create for Riot would surely bring in enough revenue to cover the resources put into developing them, and hopefully post a profit while improving the game.
I was ready.
Before it even got submitted, I sent it to a Red. They told me I wasn't qualified for the position I was going to apply for. I was a little shocked at first... and once I learned I'd likely never attain the type of work experience they required for the position, I was ultimately crushed by the news.
After applying for a dream job of mine, and trying to better myself, solely for the goal of working at Riot... and being told you're not good enough... year... after year... after year...
I feel defeated. I'm even calling into question my ability to be a creator. So yes... my attitude is a little poor... now. Not then, and not during my time attempting to apply. I'm a bit crushed... and feeling lost with what direction to take my career now.
Good luck to the rest of you talented people, and congrats to those who make the grade. I envy your talents and abilities.
I'll just keep designing champs and concepts in my lil corner over here, and play LoL when I have time because it's what I love to do. It's just too bad I'll never get paid to do something I truly love.