Ethan Levy’s series “Breaking into Game Design”

So far Ethan Levy, a former Bioware employee, is four deep into a series of blog posts on breaking into game design that’s aimed very specifically at the absolute newbie. Although it’s also fairly specifically aimed at game designers, it’s a great and thorough walkthrough of the very basics of creating a presence and interviewing within the games industry, and is a great read for anyone on the hunt for their first (or second, or third) job.

He also has a ton of really good articles on game design in the rest of his blog (on his website or Gamasutra).

(Update 02.2014: Added a link to part five. Oops.)