In a fascinating piece for BBC News, Maragret Robertson
argues that it’s only a matter of time before we all start listing
our experience with PC and console games on our resumes. Not only is
gaming now so widespread that it’s a legitimate inclusion in the
hobbies list, she suggests, but it’s even a good way of demonstrating
your potential usefulness to an employee:
It’s becoming increasingly common for
gamers to list things like running World Of Warcraft guilds in their
applications, and increasingly common for employers to recognise the
organisational, managerial and inter-personal skills such experience
I’m in two minds about this —
undoubtedly games (especially online games) can demonstrate
persistence and collaborative skills, but if I saw someone talk about
their WoW guild-building skills, I’d start questioning why that
candidate couldn’t talk about more directly relevant experiences for the job at hand.
What do you think? Time to add Halo to the CV, or will that frag your chances of getting hired?