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David Smith - Managing Director

Interactive Selection is the market leading search and recruitment company specialising in games and entertainment.

Founded by David Smith in 1996, Interactive Selection recruits globally working with an international network that allows employers in any country to recruit both local and international staff. We do not advertise. Job seekers are attracted to the company by reputation and word of mouth.

Our service is free to job seekers. Let Interactive Selection do the work for you. We will advise you every step of the way looking out for your best interests.

We are dedicated to finding the best opportunities for our registered job seekers in over 200 client companies that include some of the biggest console, online games publishers and technology companies like 2K Games, Activision, CD Projekt, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, Havok,, Konami, Rockstar, Square Enix, Sony, UbiSoft, Warner Brothers and Webzen, as well as large and small independent studios and start-ups.

The strength of our offering in all formats – online/ web browser, mobile games and apps, cross platform casual games, console, mmo, gambling, social gaming, transmedia, serious games, 3D printing, games publishing, monetisation – is reflected in Interactive Selection winning the Best Service Provider Award 2013 by the UK game developer trade association, TIGA.

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We commit to the highest standards. Interactive Selection was the first recruitment agency specialising in games to join the REC, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, representing nearly 4000 recruiters in the UK. This body represents excellence in recruitment and demonstrates a commitment to high standards of service to both employers and candidates. David Smith is Vice Chairman of the REC's Technology Sector Group.

Interactive Selection is a socially responsible recruiter and founder of Women in Games Jobs, a global initiative to recruit more women into the games industry by promoting role models and giving encouragement and information to those seeking to work in games.

Games Job Blog / Interactive News / Recruiterblog

How do we do it? Secrets of Interactive Selection’s recruiting system revealed….
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:37:18 +0000

Interactive Selection upgraded its recruiting systems to one of the world leading ATS/ CRM recruiting software solutions Bullhorn last year. The excellent system is about to be upgraded further with the long anticipated “S Release”. See what Bullhorn thinks this is going to do for our many clients and even more job seekers.

Strategic advice from games industry experienced Non Exec Directors (NEDS)
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:06:34 +0000

Interactive Selection has been approached by a number of existing and former CEO’s and MD’s of leading games companies in development, publishing and games services who wish to offer their service on a part time basis to growing games companies where their advice would be valued. Many are offering their services for free – at [...]

Over 100000 watch Interactive’s Game Careers and Women in Games Jobs videos on YouTube
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:30:39 +0000

Over 100000 have watched Interactive Selection’s Game Careers and Women in Games Jobs videos on YouTube. You can check the full 170 uploaded videos yourself at . The first video on the channel was launched in July 2009 and is a global favourite with visitors from all over the world.  Stats reveal 24% of [...]

Interactive launch dedicated In-house Recruiter Partnership Programme
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 09:15:00 +0000

Interactive Selection is pleased to announce the  launch of its In-house Recruiter Partnership Programme designed to to help internal recruiters at games sector client companies achieve their objectives. This is a further innovation in global games recruitment practice where we seek more ways to help our registered job seekers find the best roles in the world’s leading developers.

This [...]

Interactive Selection welcome new entertainment industry employers seeking key staff in 2014
Sat, 04 Jan 2014 16:11:30 +0000

As the economic recovery continues, are you expanding your team in 2014? Hiring just one key role, quickly, can bring significant benefits.

Make use of an award winning global recruiter like Interactive Selection with 17 years of experience in the interactive entertainment sector across all territories to find that key member of your team speedily and [...]

Happy Christmas & New Year from Interactive Selection and the Games Job Blog
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:10:24 +0000

Happy Christmas & New Year from David Smith, Adrian Garrick, Cassandra Donnelly, Ash Huntington, David Delve, Bonnie Pavlo and Samantha Healy at the award winning Interactive Selection. There will be some cover on normal working days over Christmas. The market is recovering. There are some great new roles coming through. We look forward to hearing from you in 2014.

Interactive Selection offer the most experienced Non Executive Directors in Games sector.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:00:38 +0000

A non executive directorship is an appointment to the board of a company on a part time basis. The work of a non executive director (NED) generally involves making buiness introductions and attending board meetings, with the aim of jump starting the company’s success through the provision of experienced, intelligent advice to the company board, the chairman [...]

Interactive Selection write Best Practice Recruitment Guide for all of games industry.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:15:43 +0000

We are pleased to remind all hirers that the Best Practice Recruitment and Selection Guide for all of games industry was written by Interactive Selection and published by TIGA, the trade association representing the UK games industry. The TIGA Guide is endorsed by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). The Guide, Recruitment and Selection: Best [...]

Interactive Selection win TIGA Best Service Provider – Recruitment Agency Award 2013
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 11:59:27 +0000

Interactive Selection were proud to receive last night the inaugural TIGA Best Service Provider – Recruitment Agency Award 2013 at a star spangled awards ceremony at Pinewood Studios last night. David Smith and Adrian Garrick picked up the award on behalf of the team. Acceptance speeches were strangely not made on the night with the [...]

Interactive Selection is now powered by market leading ATS and CRM recruitment software, Bullhorn
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:35:39 +0000

The choice of platforms on which to make games is critical for any games developer. The same is true of the recruitment industry. The best recruitment is carried out by people communicating with people who are looking for jobs or people who are looking to hire. There is no substitute for the human interface even [...]