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MMO Experience on a Resume?

Posted Wed, May 14, 2008 by Messiah

Times, they are a changing...

Wow, I never thought I would see something like this when I started playing video games as a child. This article looks at the options around actually listing video game experience on a job application as valid leadership experience and how we are probably not that far away from this being realistic.

Ten years ago, the idea of putting something like being an officer in a hardcore raiding guild on your resume would have been laughable. When trying to sell yourself to a prospective employer, you want to put your best foot forward. The last thing you'd want them to know is that you spend upwards of 20 hours per week frittering your time away on something as silly as a videogame. Businesses want employees who are punctual, intelligent, analytical, and driven -- problem solvers and team players. What's funny, however, is that those are exactly the same qualities which a guild looks for in its raiders. Good luck trying to explain that to a non-gamer, though.

You can read the whole article here: Player vs. Everything: Putting raiding on your resume.


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