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Miyamoto doesn’t think Nintendo would hire him if he applied for a job today

Posted on November 23, 2009 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

“Nintendo has become one of those companies that graduates from colleges and good universities really want to work for. Because of that, the competition’s really become so fierce for positions. And that means that a lot of the recent recruits for Nintendo have tended to have the higher degree from the prestigious colleges and universities and whatnot. I often say to Mr Iwata: ‘If I was applying for a job here today, I, with my actual college degree, would probably not have been employed by Nintendo’. I might pick up on [applicants] and try to find out something really different within them which you can’t judge just by a college degree. That’s one of the special little jobs I set myself.” – Shigeru Miyamoto

Could you imagine if Shigeru Miyamoto never had an opportunity to work for Nintendo? I can’t even begin to think of how different the company would be today. Miyamoto has played such a vital role in all of Nintendo’s franchises, and even some of the small titles published by the company.

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