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Employers want to hire WoW players

Never mind the Oxbridge degree
Fri Mar 24 2006, 13:18
IN THE IT world, it doesn't matter if your CV includes a certificate of being terminally bright from the University for the Super Gifted.

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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