Frequently Asked Questions
For more insight into the application and interview processes,
please refer to the frequently asked questions below.
- Q: How do I search and apply for jobs?
- A: To apply for a job at IGT, view our current opportunities by
clicking the Search Jobs button located throughout this Careers web
site which will direct you to the our job database. You can search
for jobs based on location or specific criteria to match your
interests. Create a resume or a profile by entering your email
address and password. You can use our Resume Builder to quickly
enter your information and create an online resume.
- You can also put our Job Search Agent to work for you. Tell us
about your ideal job and the Job Search Agent will automatically
notify you via email if a position that matches your specified
interests becomes available. Check back often, as jobs are updated
- Q: What is the hiring process? How long until I hear from
- A: When you submit your resume online, it is routed to the
appropriate recruiter. If your education and experience match the
position's requirements, your resume will be sent to the hiring
manager for review. From there you may be contacted for an initial
phone interview by either the recruiter or hiring manager. We
receive hundreds of resumes every day so please be patient. Every
resume received is reviewed by a member of the recruiting team. All
potential new hires must complete and pass a drug/alcohol test and
background check. Some new hires may also have to have their
driving record reviewed. In addition, some new hires, depending on
the nature of their job, may be required to obtain appropriate
licensing and registration as stipulated by certain gaming
- Q: How do I find out about recruiting events?
- A: Our recruiters visit various recruiting events throughout
the year. Check out our Events page to find an event near you.
- Q: How do I build a great resume?
- A: We want you to succeed. That's why we're providing tips and
tricks about how to write a killer resume, ace the interview and
join our team.
- Good resumes are clear, concise and full of valuable details.
Here are some tips for writing a memorable resume:
- We want to read about specific accomplishments opposed to vague
- Mediocre: "Improved sales."
Improved: "Increased sales 50 percent by implementing a new
- Mediocre: "Managed other employees."
Improved: "Managed five employees who collectively met each
quarter's sales goals."
- Quantify your accomplishments: What was the result? How much?
How long? Answer those questions to best explain your relevant
- Perfect spelling and grammar are essential. Anything less is
simply unprofessional. Use spell check and beyond that, have
someone who is strong in English spelling and grammar proofread it.
A mistake could be the difference between getting an interview and
getting your resume tossed.
- Be sure your objective statement is focused. Don't tell us
about your life's goal. Instead, write about your specific job
goals and how they relate to the position. Then compose your
education and work experience information to clearly support your
objective. Unless they specifically relate to the position, omit
personal information such as age, photos and hobbies.
- For all formats, consistently use one clean typeface such as
Arial or Times New Roman ranging in size from 10 pts. to 14 pts.
For a hard copy, use a high-quality paper and save the colored
paper for arts and crafts; you might see using it as a way to stand
out, but a potential employer might see it as goofy. Keep it
- Never lie or exaggerate on a resume and include all employment
information; a good rule of thumb is for the past 15 years. A
background check will show all of this information, so you might as
well include it in your resume now. Also, steer clear of negative
comments. Not everything on your resume will thrill you, but don't
complain, be careful with criticism and stay positive.
- Q: Where do I go for my interview?
- A: Confirm with the recruiter or the hiring manager where your
interview will take place. In some cities, IGT has multiple
offices. Since most of our employees are located in Reno and Las
Vegas, most interviews take place at those locations.
- Q: How do I ace the interview?
- A: A good interview consists of the same things a good resume
does; neatness, specifics and enthusiasm. Here are some detailed
tips on how to knock their socks off in an interview:
- Even if you're interviewing with a relatively casual company,
like IGT, dress professionally. Press your outfit, polish your
shoes and look sharp.
- You should know as much as possible about our company. Our web
site is filled with good information. Be sure you can proficiently
answer the question "What do you know about IGT?" Learn about our
company's history, locations, departments and even some of our
products. Review the information ahead of time and even right
before your interview, just so it's fresh in your mind. Double
check your interview time, location, interviewer's name and show up
at least 10 minutes early.
- Don't ramble. Keep your answers succinct and provide relevant
information. On the flipside, interviewers shouldn't feel like
they're pulling teeth, so try to fully answer a question and remain
responsive. Another tip: no cell phones. Leave it in the car along
with food, drinks and anything else having nothing to do with your
interview. All you need is your resume and you.
- The Right Answers
- Listen carefully to the question. Sometimes candidates don't
always answer what's being asked. Also, just like your resume,
provide specific examples of your successes and how they relate to
the position. And although it may seem obvious, never bad mouth a
previous employer. Remain positive and communicate why your
experiences will benefit the company.
- The Right Questions
- Have a list of questions ready for your interviewer. You might
gather these while researching IGT or you might form a few during
the interview. Good questions show you're truly interested.
- Regardless of whether you think you bombed or aced it, follow
up your interview with a "thank you" email or written note. Take
this opportunity to reiterate why you're the best for the job.
- Phone Interviews
- Although they're casual, phone interviews are not informal. We
use them to:
- Discuss matters with a candidate prior to an official
- Address discrepancies in a candidate's background
- Conduct an informal introduction and discuss the position
- Ask for additional career information