Even if you have a high level of professionalism, and several completed projects under your belt, be sure to prepare for the interview. It is important to understand how well you fit the requirements. Most likely, the employer will reject the applicant who applied for the job but did not study it. If the candidate does not fit most of the criteria, they are wasting time - both their own and the employer's time. If you want to get on the talent pool, write that in your cover letter.
Often the interview begins by asking what you know about the company. If the candidate answers: "This isn't my first interview today, I don't remember" or "I've already applied to so many jobs," it is inadvertently concluded that he doesn't care where to work.
Remember that most game studios are small organizations, where not only professional skills are important, but also personal qualities for good teamwork.
Try to answer questions clearly and not pour water. When you are asked to tell about yourself, explain how you got into (or why you want to get into) game development, why you are attracted to the industry, and why you chose this profession. Don't describe nonexistent achievements and experiences. When an applicant embellishes the reality, it can be seen both at the interview and when completing the test task.
Another important point is to adequately assess yourself as a specialist, your skills and your requests. Find out the level of salaries offered to applicants with your specialty and experience. Keep an eye on the labor market situation in the industry. Expecting unreasonably high pay is more likely to show you are not a great professional, but a job seeker with inflated self-esteem.
If there are health-related factors, disclose them. For example, you recently had surgery, and your rehabilitation certificate states that you should not work at a computer for more than 5 hours. Tell the interviewer about this.
If the interview is conducted remotely, ensure that you have a good quality connection. Choose a convenient time to meet so you are not distracted by anything. Do not call a potential employer while driving - it is not safe. When meeting in person, remember to look neat and be moderate when using perfume.
At the end of the interview, ask questions related to the future job. The employer will appreciate your interest.