Enjoy playing a little World of Warcraft from time to time? If you’re hunting for a job, don’t mention it in an interview. One jobseeker mentioned WoW to a recruiter, and was told to keep a lid on it:
Via gaming site F13.net:
I met with a recruiter recently (online media industry) and in conversation I happened to mention I’d spent way too much time in the early 2000s playing online games…
He replied that employers specifically instruct him not to send them World of Warcraft players. He said there is a belief that WoW players cannot give 100% because their focus is elsewhere, their sleeping patterns are often not great, etc. I mentioned that some people have written about MMOG leadership experience as a career positive or a way to learn project management skills, and he shook his head. He has been specifically asked to avoid WoW players.
Unfair bigotry? Nope. In the replies, other Warcraft players largely agreed WoW addicts tend to make bad employees.
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