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 brings.
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?