How to Get in the Virtual Reality Jobs Market

How to Get in the Virtual Reality Jobs Market

The area of VR is growing and economies worldwide are recognizing that there is a lot of money to be made there. As a result, Virtual Reality jobs are growing in demand, and new ones are appearing at a staggering rate.

Throughout this post, we’ll go over what you need to get a job in the Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality industries.

 

How to Prepare for Virtual Reality Jobs

If you want to get a job in the VR or AR industries, you need to learn multiple skills. For instances, if you’re a graphics designer, you need to train in 3D moduling as well.

On the other hand, if you’re a 3D Modeler you will have to train on animation. The truth is that one day the jobs on the VR industry will be immense, but for now there are not many of those around, so you need to be the biggest powerhouse in knowledge to make sure you get a vacancy.

On the other hand, skills aren’t everything, so you need to make sure you are always updated on the trends and innovations in this fresh new world.

If you want to go the extra mile, there are a lot of courses online you can take to increase your chance of scoring a job, for instances:

·       UX / UI Design;

·       Coding;

·       iOS;

·       Unity;

·       Android;

·       VR Cameras;

·       VR Footage and Modeling;

…and much more!

 

How to Get Known in the Virtual Reality Jobs Market

When you’re trying to get a job, one of the best things you can do is to make yourself known. The job market has a strong networking component, and this is how you can get a leg up on that spot you’re after:

·       Go to VR Conventions;

·       Email Outreach Virtual Reality Agencies;

·       Talk to Hiring Managers and ask for Advice;

·       Research VR every day, and make a blog about it;

 

How to get a VR Job: The Blueprint

First of all you need to be passionate about the industry, but if you’re reading this then chances are this you can match perfectly with.

On the other hand, make sure you craft yourself a nice portfolio, and if you could do a VR Resumé or a Virtual Reality Curriculum Vitae that would be nice. On the other hand, a Resumé with a simple AR component may go a long way, just don’t deliver a standard model one.

Make sure that in your past work you include the best ones up front, and that in your experience you mention relevant experiences, from the new ones first and past ones later.

Make sure the HR departments see you have done some cross-training and invested in developing your skills.

Build a project if you can, as presenting something already done may tip the scales in your favor.

Above everything – don’t be afraid to reach out at companies, if they don’t hire you they can help you and advise you on how to get a job in the virtual reality industry.

 

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