According to Wired magazine, IT employers want to know how you do playing World of Warcraft.
The mag quotes the story of Stephen Gillett who was aiming for a senior management position in engineering at Yahoo. Gillett had built CNet's huge wobbly backend and had helped launch a number of successful startups.
According to him the reason he was hired was he played WoW. Apparently if you are an effective World of Warcraft guild master you get a crash course in leadership.
To run a large one, a guild master have to be adept at many skills: According to Gillett is doing working at Yahoo is like a quest. "By being willing to improvise, I can usually find the people and resources I need to accomplish the task."
Of course you don't have the problem of someone trying to split your head with a large axe. Unless you go to the accounts deparment. More here. µ
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