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Hello everybody, I currently work in the games industry and have a interview in the next few days for an internal position as an Assistant Producer. As I'm preparing as thoroughly as possible for this I'm looking for any and all extra information of preparation material regarding interviews for an AP position. Can anybody point me in the direction of some info? I've tried google but can't find anything worthwhile. What I'm looking for basically is docs on day to day tasks, expectations and possible some test questions from various other companies. If anyone could help it would be most appreciated. Thanks!

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Your first interview will probably be very general. Who are you, where do you want to be in 5 years, why do you want to work at this company, etc. Dress well, have a smile on your face, have you resume in hand, and don't be nervous!

Good luck! :)

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>I'm looking for any and all extra information of preparation material regarding interviews for an AP position.

You won't find any information about interviews.

>What I'm looking for basically is docs on day to day tasks, expectations and possible some test questions from various other companies.

You won't find any information about test questions. But you can read up on the producer job at http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson42.htm and http://www.igda.org/breakingin/career_paths.htm

But the fact that you're going to the interview probably means that you're already regarded as a serious candidate. Like the other poster said, go and be yourself.

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Oh bad luck mate!

Just kidding - Can't give any details yet but take a look at my forum avatar - you will almost certainly see that when you start work at Eidos ;)

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Awesome, do you get to work with Lara? ;) Can you tell her "hi" from me? And tell her breakfast last week at her place was great? :D

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Could you now post your own advice on what helped, and what you would have wanted to be more prepared with, for others to find, thus answering your own question? It would be useful to those coming after you.

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This is pretty difficult to give much hints, as mentioned by other people, but the most important thing is that the people interviewing me seemed to like me and possibly thought I could work well with them.

It's important to understand what a producer is really, and to do this you can do research on the internet, but the most important is asking questions before and during the interview. Each producer job spec can vary depending on the company (i.e. Publisher is different to Developer, Sports is different to MMORG) and understanding what they would require of you beforehand is the best way to prepare.
Additionally I'd say that a Producers job is difficult as they very often need to learn things quickly and make judgement calls so understanding the genre you'll work on is a must, and make sure that the interviewer understands your passion for it.

I suppose there's the normal interview questions (like your weakness) but being honest and enthusiastic is probably the best. I think making sure that you take in all the information and provide decent responses to situations (even if it's just them telling you want the job entails) is a must because the job involves a great deal of listening and the dealing with that information.

I can't think of anything else right now, I am still learning :-), but I'll be sure to hang around at times and attempt to help anyone else that has questions.

Cheers everyone!

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