Wannabe Valve Employee Creates Musical Job Application

Lt. Vinciti

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I hope she doesnt get hired....What did you prove here?

You made a video cementing the fact you are a Valve fangirl and want them to hire you..

OK and?

This proves nothing...The best I can hope is that send you a tshirt and make a sticker or something....You dont deserve a job because you wrote and animated a youtube video!
 

Filiecs

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This shows that she has passion and determination and it's cute. However, after taking a look at her portfolio I can say that I wouldn't want her working on a Valve game due to her lack of content and technical skills shown by her website. If she has gone to an art college and/or has a lot of good quality animations, illustrations, and character designs then I would consider hiring her. Right now she does kind of just look like a Valve fangirl in comparision to Allison or other artists I know. If she can program I'd need to see some of her projects. Overall she lacks professionalism even though she has creativity and passion. Finally, why does she have mostly photography and decent FLASH animations when she is applying for VALVE? They can't hurt her but they don't do much good.
 

JoelChenFA

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I can't tell what position she's applying for. All the video said was that she was a Valve lonely fangirl. I hope Valve does the right thing and ignores this *****.
Blame this on them "consultants" who keep sharing with job hopefuls about that one time the guy sent his resume as a wine bottle and got hired cause he's creative. Meanwhile back in non la la land, the guy happened to be a Harvard graduate. I guess that's irrelevant.
 

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It saddens me that people are judging her art based on this quick little funny video. Go to her website. She's not bad. Not fantastic, but not bad.

I don't know if I think she deserves to get hired, but at least this video gets her attention. Good attention? I'm not sure.
 

theriddlen

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Video is all creative and nice but lacks the professionalism and quality. You're trying to get into Valve, the best thing to ever happen to earth, and just look at what you did and compare it with, for example, this video made by guy who is also trying to get into Valve:
 

viranimus

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Another ME who behaves like they are entitled to get what they want.

I have to ask, considering shes offering to cook and clean for valve, does she actually posess any of the prerequisite training that one would need to be considered? The only thing she mentions was she draws and writes. Well if the video is any indication her art skills are lacking and the writing for the song is well unimpressive. Im not a hiring manager, but If I find the skills bland and uninspiring I can only image how low of an opinion someone who does nothing but sift through resumes and portfolios with much better experience history, technical skills, and overall qualification, would have of this.
 

w00tage

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Very nice. Valve (or any company) should be happy to get someone who cares that much. It's a lot easier to help someone acquire knowledge and skills than to deal with someone's character or motivation issues.
 

Gasaraki

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Cute, but she should have made it a bit more like this.
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EDIT: Also, after looking at her site, I've noticed that her main forté seems to be photgraphy, and what little drawings she has on there, though well drawn, don't really mesh well with Valve's overall style. I wish her all the best, but I can understand why Valve rejected her appication.
 

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You can't judge someone's artistic talents by an animation. I checked her site, she looks like she's pretty good. I wish her luck. Even if she doesn't actually get hired, this is a really nice video. I don't see why people are being so cynical about a video. It's just a clever animation that might at least give Valve an idea of what she is capable of.

She has the enthusiasm.
 

ResonanceGames

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Valve has the most rigorous hiring standards of any developer in the world. It's a point of pride for them.

Best of luck to her, but Valve's recent hires are either at the top of their field(s) or have made an excellent game that caught Valve's eye, or both. We're talking people like Doug Church and Michael Abrash here.

I'm not saying she isn't talented enough for the company, but if she is she should prove it by making an awesome little game.
 

tthor

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You know, i'm really liking these facebook comment pages. compared to the actual forum comments, the facebook comments are much more civil (and less 4chan-like)
 

II2

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Bit puzzled by all the hate - I thought the video was droll and she seems like a nice girl.

I don't think the video, or her personal site really showcase work that will turn any heads, but it would be a nice gesture if Valve gave her a "points for spirit" fruit basket or something - like some free hat unlocks in TF2 or somesuch.

It would be a bad precedent to actually give her a job because of a video though.
 

RelexCryo

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Yeah, she posted about it on /v/(anonymously of course) a couple of days ago, when her video only had less than 100 views, and everyone bit her face off for claiming to be a Valve fangirl while her Steam profile showed that pretty much the only Valve game she played for more than 10 minutes was Portal 1, then proceeded to troll her for the atrocious "artsy" pictures she had uploaded on her website and for being the typical "gurrrrl gamer" that just seeks attention. I shrugged it off, and now I see it on the Escapist. Welp.
Ugh. I actually thought she was cool till I read this post. Sigh.
 

RA92

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sravankb said:
Gone are the days of positive and constructive criticism.
Well, here's some.



... Valve is organised to find people that are cross-disciplinary. [Valve developer] Ken Birdwell is a fine-artist that taught himself to program. He did the skeletal animations for our games starting all the way back from Half-Life 1.


Do you remember the tentacle in Half-Life? Well, Ken was able to edit the level, change the tentacle model, and change the code, in order to make that all work.
If he?d have just been a modeller, or animator, or environment worker, or just a programmer, he would only know one way to solve a problem.

...

We don?t really have titles here; people decide for themselves what their role should be. People self-organise here.


<url=http://www.develop-online.net/features/1192/Gabe-Newell-on-Valve>Source

This is an important piece of info if you want to get past Valve's review process. They want autonomous, cross-disciplinary people. Your best chance is if you're capable of working on multiple fields - modelling, animation, scripting etc. At the least, have a mod ready to show them your capabilities.
 

TornadoFive

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I don't get why everyone's hating on her. It's not as if she submitted this video as her whole application. This was just to get noticed by Valve, which is fair enough. I mean, think how many applications they must get.

It's like the indie company that gave The Escapist a gift of cookies to get an announcement for their new game. Out of all the applications and offers Valve will get, you have to do something to get them to notice yours! I hope she gets the job. If nothing else, this shows her enthusiasm for what she does, and her commitment to work at Valve.
 

gallaetha_matt

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I would've thought Valve would be as desperate for new employees as the US army at the moment. I mean, don't they need people to work on Half Life: Episode 3? They don't seem to have many people on that at the moment.

Seriously though - I liked the song so I checked out her website. She's got some talent and plenty of heart. I hope Valve at least gives her another chance.

I also don't get all the hate in this thread. What's the matter, folks? Did Valve reject your job application when you told them that the cake was a lie or something?