Are You for Real?! Fake Profiles and Companies Pose a Threat to Employment in the Video Games Industry

Can you believe the integrity of the work presented?

Recently, our team was looking for a UI/UX designer. I came across the profile of a UI/UX designer on one of the popular job services and loved the work he presented. But when I ran it by our head of design, he immediately identified this work as belonging to a leading design studio in our space — it was plagiarized. Further research for candidates — revealed 5 additional candidates who had plagiarized their portfolios. Many of the systems being used to find talent and work today — job-recruitment sites, freelance websites, and social networks — are rife with false and plagiarized content both from professionals and studios, because there is no validation and oversight. Any claim of accomplishments or career track record can be made, and any opportunity can be promoted — whether they are true or not. These deceptions waste considerable time and money. Both parties are burdened with deciphering the truth, while still running the risk (and bearing the unfortunate consequences) if they happen to get it wrong.

ID Verification — This person is real!

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