1. So, usually I put it on, but I recently talked to an HR professional who's been in HR (not games but general HR) for at least 10 years.
He said to take hyperlinks out of my resume, since most links and hyperlinks aren't looked at.
Since resumes are usually printed, copied and copied over and over, after Applicant tracking system (ATS), it won't be seen, nor do they have the time to look in the 1st place.
Wondering how true that is in the industry, and if I'm applying for other industries, would it be good or not to have my games portfolio/ current project link on my resume?
my current solution is just to have my public linkedin on the top, so if they want to see it, and other stuff, they can.
He basically told me it was overkill and too much information, to have hyperlinks on resumes, want to leave employers hungry for more, and give it if they ask.
2. He also said to bring in samples of work, which I do. Printed out and all.
But all my stuff is best electronic. (and in some cases too much of a hassle to print hard copies)
How appropriate is it to just bring up your portfolio on a phone, or give them the link for them to view on the computer? or even a USB?
I've never heard of anyone doing that.
When I review applications for my project, I expect digital links and samples of work, but then again we;re in games, and all work remotely.
(on the other hand, I'm in Houston TX right now, and people are super backword on tech (from what I've seen)
It's weird, they use tech in their churches fine, but other places not so much.)
I'm going back to the bay area tho, so maybe I'll just leave it on?
Most of the time interviews don't take place in rooms with computers for use, nor do people want to spend precious interview time looking at a digital you, when your meant to be right there selling yourself.