@Carmichael said in What is your job/occupation?:
I've always wanted to work in the video game industry, but I don't feel like I have many useful skills and just a lot of ideas.
I can relate to that, but I want to give you some advise up front: think real hard if that is exactly what you want to do before actually pursuing that dream.
I wanted to work in the music industry for a long time. And now I am, as a marketing/brand manager at a dance music company. I really enjoy the work, as I managed to turn my biggest pasttime into my everyday job. But that change, from having something as a form of entertainment in my spare time turn into something related to work, kind of 'destroyed' the magic of it. Now that I know how the music industry works behind the scenes, how the politics are, how the marketing works and deals get made, most things I used to think were great are not so great anymore because I can 'see through them'. I still enjoy my job and will keep working in this industry, but being a fan of music and working in the music industry as a professional are two completely different fields.
A few years back, I thought about overthrowing that music dream and getting into the gaming industry instead. But I didn't. Because I didn't want my second biggest pasttime to lose that 'magical' side as well. And I'm glad I didn't, because now games keep that special touch for me. If I would've switched industries, I wouldn't have been crying at that Sony conference the way I was now.