So you’ve made the big decision to apply for a position at Razer?
Get to Know Razer
Each year we receive thousands of applications to join our teams across the globe. While solid experience and a polished resume helps, we’ve consolidated some tips to help you stand out from the crowd.
Before applying, get to know Razer. If you’re applying for a position in marketing, do some research into Razer’s past campaigns. Not only will this give you a feel of the type of work you may be doing, but it will allow you to ask us intelligent questions during your interview.
Razer has a unique corporate culture. Understanding our brand, products, and corporate philosophy will go a long way towards showing the hiring manager that you’d be a good fit for the Razer team.
||The Cover Letter
Your cover letter may be the most important part of your application. It’s both your chance to show us that you understand the position you’re applying for, and your opportunity to explain why you’d be a great fit. Our hiring managers have seen hundreds of cover letters, so recycling a generic cover letter will likely have you come across as a generic applicant.
There are some great resources on the Web for writing good cover letters. The thought you put into personalizing yours to the position would be a great help. Finally, be sure to proofread your cover letter carefully. Sloppy grammar and spelling are red flags for how seriously you’re taking your application and the quality of work you might do as an employee.
The most important part of a good resume is its clarity. Simply tell us what you’ve done, where and when you’ve done it, and what you achieved. For most early or mid-career applicants, a good resume will be a single page, two at most. Like a cover letter, customize your resume to the position you’re applying for. Think about what past responsibilities and achievements are relevant to the position and focus on those. If your resume is too long and overly detailed, you risk the hiring manager losing sight of your real qualifications among all the bullet points. Brevity is your friend!
File Submission Names
For all files you submit (cover letters, resumes, and portfolios), remember to include your name in the file names, preferably at the start. It’ll make your application much easier to find.
Tips for Artists, and Web, and Industrial Designers
For any art or design position, you’ll be required to include a portfolio in your application materials. Be sure to send us only your best and newest work. If you’re a web designer, show us your best pages, not all of them dating back to your first experiments with HTML on GeoCities!
Like your resume and cover letter, be sure to tailor your portfolio to the position. If you’re applying for an Industrial Design position, show us some gadgets you’ve designed. You might be a talented sculptor, but if you’re applying for that Graphic Design job, we want to see what you’ll bring to the table in that role.
Tips for Programmers
Show us some examples of your past work and code. If you’re a programmer and have contributed to an open-source project, be sure to show us. Any pet-project code and applications you’ve written are a great help too. Razer understands that showing code from past professional work due to confidentiality requirements may not be possible, so find some things you can show us. We’re not just looking for elegant syntax, but something that demonstrates you’re a problem-solver and can apply critical thinking to your work.
Tips for Everyone
Any relevant materials you can include with your resume will help. If you’re applying to be a Copywriter, be sure to include some polished writing samples. If you’ve published articles, have authored granted patents, or done anything else cool and interesting, let us know. It just might make the difference.
A Company of Gamers
For Gamers. By Gamers. We mean it. Your gaming interests and achievements should be in your application. Having the NES Contra cheat-code tattooed on you may not impress a hiring manager at a bank, but we want to hear all about it.