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February 12, 2011

There can be no question our country is in the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. I also think there can be no question that it falls on us, the individuals, to find a way out of our own personal crisis, as we can.

I am writing this post for a few reasons. One is to let some older folks know, the other for some younger folks.

38 Studios is, and will remain, incredibly aggressive in hiring. We have needs across the company, from entry level IT positions to the best and the brightest UI folks in the world, and everywhere in between.

I have been posting on twitter (as gehrig38) on my facebook and my LinkedIn pages this very fact, complete with links to the open spots as well as making sure folks know we aren’t turning any resumes away, and we will be in touch one way or the other ASAP.

Here is my problem. YOU, YES YOU, have to be proactive. I can’t tell you how many emails I have personally gotten (which is screwup #1 since the page CLEARLY and EXPLICITLY tells you the process to submit your resumes) in which people, young and old send me an email saying “Hey, love to work for you, call me!”.

Really? That’s what you’ve learned, been taught about getting a job you want? Let me be clear, if you don’t have an in your gut burning desire to be a part of something VERY different, please don’t apply, it won’t work.

But if you do I can PROMISE you the first strike against you will be that first email in which you expect US to do the work YOU should have already done.

Our hiring process is very rigorous, for good reason. It’s on the people IN the company to find the perfect teammates, and I’d have that no other way. Ultimately it will be on them to create, develop and ship the products 38 Studios makes. They have to KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt you fit, culturally, professionally, and personally. They take that responsibility VERY seriously, as should you.

There are MASSIVE lay offs happening in the entertainment space, as well as the game dev space and there are some insanely talented folks now looking for jobs. If you want to be noticed the  first thing you HAVE TO DO is make it clear to the company you are looking at that you can follow a VERY SIMPLE set of rules and directions in submitting your resume.

That’s NOT a personal email to me.

Also, yes, we are looking at, and wanting to work with the best recruiters in the world too, and that process ALSO has a simple set of rules and instructions that DO NOT include emailing me, there are people here that understand that, and are responsible for that.

If you are talented, if you are passionate, if you DO want to turn the world on it’s ear by making something so incredible, so crazy innovative, AND you are someone that has a strong desire to be a part of something bigger than yourself this is the place to apply, my word on that!

But if you don’t plan on doing it better than it’s ever been done before, go work for someone else.

Here is the link to our jobs page, hope to hear from you soon!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. rhinoredsox permalink
    February 13, 2011 8:59 pm

    Please talk about baseball again Curt! I know you need to promoted your business and all but I really enjoy reading about what you think about the state of the Red Sox and such. Please!

  2. syphax permalink
    February 27, 2011 11:09 pm

    This is the first non-baseball post in quite awhile with which I fully agree.

    Here’s my tip for job seekers. If your cover letter talks about your attention to detail, make sure that there are NO TYPOS on your resume! I’ve seen that one more than I would like.

  3. July 24, 2011 3:25 pm

    love ya’ schill. always will. you are a freakin’ hero! i wish i never would have heard one of your opinions outside of baseball. i’ve got to say that with all your money, you should swallow some of your arrogance and hire a proofreader. your errors with grammar and punctuation are too distracting to continue reading.

    it was great to have you as a red sox. have a wonderful life, my best wishes to you and your family.

    peter w. johnson

  4. anamnesis permalink
    June 22, 2012 9:55 am

    You are of course right about a person using appropriate, defined procedures, to show interest in a position. However, you are a big name and you should feel some sense of pride and honor from that. You should have more sensitivity to people seeing a way to contact you directly and being tempted to do that. It’s all perspective. You could see a personal email to you as a charming compliment. Hopefully you don’t discard people too quickly for being human.


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