Looks like I'm back on the job hunt again! Yesterday I was let go from Perfect World.
It's a long story, but basically I wasn't a great fit for the company and they weren't a great fit for me. We saw things quite differently in terms of social media, branding, and other areas..and (in my opinion) that lead to me no longer being at the company.
All in all, it's for the better, and I'm thankful for at least a few things. I now live in San Francisco, which I love more and more every day, and Perfect World gave me the chance to do things that I hadn't done before.
In my next job I'm hoping to be more community management focused, while still utilizing social media to grow the fan base. I want to build brand loyality for the game and the company/studio that I'm working for. I want to do this usual the many social media mediums to give people access to the studio in new and exciting ways.
To echo my post last time I was in this position…I'm so thankful for my time at gamerDNA. It showed me how a company should work and how people can work together, respect each other's opinions and expertise, and work towards a common goal. The things I learned about web development, working at a company, branding, social media, and the game industry are invaluable.
Now I just know a bit better what I want in my next gig and some more questions I should ask next time I'm in an interview.
If you know of anything or would like to talk to me about a Community/Social Media position in the game industry, you can contact me on LinkedIn at Linkedin.com/in/SamHouston and via email at Sam at QforQ DotCom.
I'm hoping to stay in the SF Bay Area, but if something is exciting and the opportunity is great, I'm open to moving.
Thanks for your support everyone!