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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,, 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.

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Interactive Selection are again short-listed as Best Service Provider: Recruitment in 2014 TIGA Awards
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:28:22 +0000

TIGA’s Games Industry Awards 2014 focus on the best games in the industry over the last 12 months and also highlight best practice and reward those in the industry contributing to its long-term innovation. Interactive Selection won the awards last year and is proud to have been short-listed again as Best Service Provider: Recruitment. We believe that [...]

Feedback confirms high ratings of European Women in Games Conference 2014.
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:40:57 +0000

Thanks to nearly half of delegates who completed the feedback form on-line. We will take all your comments on board for future conferences and events. With a similar feedback format to last year we can also make some year on year comparisons.

Over 1 in 8 delegates were male (2013, 1 in 5). 42% of delegates [...]

Interactive pass REC Compliance Test. Shows 100% commitment to professional standards.
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:47:05 +0000

Congratulations! You have passed the REC’s Compliance Test. You have successfully achieved a percentage of at least 75% and have answered all the Red Flag questions, if relevant, correctly. Your score has now been recorded against your organisation record. As an REC Member you will now be required to complete the online Compliance Test every two [...]

Catharina Lavers Mallet and Marie-Claire Isaaman Inducted into Women in Games Hall of Fame
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:03:17 +0000

Catharina Lavers Mallet, who is Head of Studio at King in London and Marie-Claire Isaaman, who is Course Director for the BA Games Art and Design course at Norwich University of the Arts were inducted into the European Women in Games Hall of Fame at yesterday’s Interactive Selection sponsored European Women in Games Conference. The [...]

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 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 [...]