In this day and age of computers, more and more people are getting a career just dealing with them on a day to day basis. Even video gaming enthusiasts are finding careers as video game testers. It is easy to become one as long as you have the passion and the professionalism that is needed.
So, if you want to be able to engage your passion for video gaming and, at the same time, earn a decent wage by being a video game tester, below are the things that you can do:
1. If you already have an experience being a video game tester and was already able to deliver to the video game manufacturing company what they need you to deliver, ask them to give you a feedback on what you were able to do. If you are professional and efficient enough to be given a really favorable feedback, let them know that you are willing to undertake another assignment with them. If they have no vacancies as of the moment, ask them to draft a recommendation letter for you so that you can also have it included in your curriculum vitae.
2. During times when you do not have a job, game testing or otherwise, take time to promote yourself. Post your CV online through job sites and job forums, especially those that are dedicated for game testers like you. Thinking like a freelancer is also a great approach to being a game tester since you will be able to possibly get more and more assignments that can not only give you a steady flow of income but also, help you enhance your game testing abilities.
3. Be exposed in the game testing world through attending gaming conventions and related activities. You can also step your game up a bit by communicating with different video game companies via email. Physical meetings is also a great way for you to have a good reputation as well as attending gaming industry functions like PAX, Blizzard Con, and E3 since you will be able to establish really valuable contacts through them.
To sum it all up, to be able to really put yourself out there in the game testing world, you need to make sure you do a follow up on the video game companies you have previously done a project for, promote yourself through free online portals and forums, and be present in gaming functions so that you can have the chance to establish valuable contacts. Good luck!