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David Smith - Managing Director

Interactive Selection is the market leading search and recruitment company specialising in games and entertainment.

Founded by David Smith in 1996, Interactive Selection recruits globally working with an international network that allows employers in any country to recruit both local and international staff. We do not advertise. Job seekers are attracted to the company by reputation and word of mouth.

Our service is free to job seekers. Let Interactive Selection do the work for you. We will advise you every step of the way looking out for your best interests.

We are dedicated to finding the best opportunities for our registered job seekers in over 200 client companies that include some of the biggest console, online games publishers and technology companies like 2K Games, Activision, CD Projekt, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, Havok, King.com, Konami, Rockstar, Square Enix, Sony, UbiSoft, Warner Brothers and Webzen, as well as large and small independent studios and start-ups.

The strength of our offering in all formats – online/ web browser, mobile games and apps, cross platform casual games, console, mmo, gambling, social gaming, transmedia, serious games, 3D printing, games publishing, monetisation – is reflected in Interactive Selection winning the Best Service Provider Award 2013 by the UK game developer trade association, TIGA.

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We commit to the highest standards. Interactive Selection was the first recruitment agency specialising in games to join the REC, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, representing nearly 4000 recruiters in the UK. This body represents excellence in recruitment and demonstrates a commitment to high standards of service to both employers and candidates. David Smith is Vice Chairman of the REC's Technology Sector Group.

Interactive Selection is a socially responsible recruiter and founder of Women in Games Jobs, a global initiative to recruit more women into the games industry by promoting role models and giving encouragement and information to those seeking to work in games.

Games Job Blog / Interactive News / Recruiterblog

Third HR Manager Forum to take place 10th September at Elephant & Castle, London
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:35:22 +0000

The 3rd event for European games industry HR professionals organised by WIGJ is taking place alongside the European Women in Games Conference on 10th September. This meeting is to be chaired jointly by Anna Chamberlain of Osborne Clarke and Julia Clement of King.com and will focus on HR Networking and Learning & Development. Tickets are on [...]

Tickets now on sale for European Women in Games Conference, 10th September, London
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:14:20 +0000

The fourth annual European Women in Games Conference is to take place on Wednesday 10th September at London South Bank University. The theme of this year’s conference is “Your future in games.”  The programme will feature a  range of current topics including setting up your own games company, games industry career advice to how to encourage [...]

Interactive Selection team will be at Develop Conference in Brighton 9-10 July 2014
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000

All the team from international games recruiter, Interactive Selection, will be at Develop Conference in Brighton, UK on Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 July 2014. We believe in being as accessible as possible  for our clients, even though our industry is more and more global. If you would like to meet up with David Smith, Adrian Garrick, [...]

European Women in Games Conference takes place September 10th in London – Calls for speakers
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:46:50 +0000

The European Women in Games Conference has opened its call for speakers and panellists as the annual games industry event gets ready to return on September 10th.

Volunteers have until July 11th to make contact with their ideas for the growingly popular conference which last years attracted over 200 delegates. List of contacts.

The European Women in [...]

Caroline Miller to speak at WIGJ Networking Lunch during Develop 2014 on 9 July in Brighton
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:41:51 +0000

WIGJ is pleased to announce its fifth annual Develop Networking Lunch for women in games on Wednesday 9th July in Brighton. Game developers and supporters of women in games who are going to Develop 2014 or live and work in reach of Brighton, Sussex, UK are invited to a free lunch and chance to network [...]

Second WIGJ HR Managers Forum in Guildford proves great networking success.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 08:31:36 +0000

Trust and freedom emerge as the most powerful factors in securing employee engagement.

30 games industry HR professionals attended the second WIGJ HR Managers Forum on 29 May which was hosted by EA UK in Guildford and followed by a lunch provided by Media Molecule. Companies represented were a cross section of the industry itself with [...]

WIGJ organise Second Games Industry HR Managers Forum – 29th May, Guildford
Fri, 02 May 2014 10:06:14 +0000

Following the success of the first HR Managers Forum which took place alongside the European Women in Games Conference last September, WIGJ is organising a second meeting on 29th May at EA’s offices in Guildford.  The theme of this meeting is “Employee Engagement” and we are pleased to welcome as speakers Ciara Smyth, Chief People Officer [...]

How do we do it? Secrets of Interactive Selection’s recruiting system revealed….
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:37:18 +0000

Interactive Selection upgraded its recruiting systems to one of the world leading ATS/ CRM recruiting software solutions Bullhorn last year. The excellent system is about to be upgraded further with the long anticipated “S Release”. See what Bullhorn thinks this is going to do for our many clients and even more job seekers.



Strategic advice from games industry experienced Non Exec Directors (NEDS)
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:06:34 +0000

Interactive Selection has been approached by a number of existing and former CEO’s and MD’s of leading games companies in development, publishing and games services who wish to offer their service on a part time basis to growing games companies where their advice would be valued. Many are offering their services for free – at [...]

Over 100000 watch Interactive’s Game Careers and Women in Games Jobs videos on YouTube
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:30:39 +0000

Over 100000 have watched Interactive Selection’s Game Careers and Women in Games Jobs videos on YouTube. You can check the full 170 uploaded videos yourself at http://www.youtube.com/user/interactiveselection . The first video on the channel was launched in July 2009 and is a global favourite with visitors from all over the world.  Stats reveal 24% of [...]