One of these days it will be acceptable to put Guild Master, Dungeon Master, Game Master or any variation of the Leader of a group of people involved in a fictional world setting, on your resume.
I would like to think that day is coming sooner rather than later.
That six years as an Assistant Guild Leader in World of Warcraft can actually mean something to other people.
The world of Social Media Work Experience has been limited to such things as Facebook and Twitter or other platforms of that sort. I think businesses are missing out on a huge platform with Online Gaming and MMO’s in particular.
Some companies have jumped on the bandwagon and ‘purchased’ space in places like Second Life or Anarchy Online. (At least I think that was the one with the billboards in game.)
So when is the next step in the development of our computer age? Most people my age have grown up watching the evolution of the Social Media craze. If they are like me, they have been playing MMO’s continuously for the past 15 years.
If you have been a guild master of an online community or been the dungeon master for a local table top game, then you know how much work and time go into running such a thing.
There have been times when it is Blood, Sweat and Tears to get your team together.
The Koreans are ahead of us in the Computer Age. They have Sponsored Sports Teams of Video Game Players.
People get PAID to play video games.
There is no getting away from it.
So when will it be acceptable to put Guild Master on your Resume? What would you do if you were a business manager and saw:
Guild Master of Noctum Infernus
World of Warcraft
Character name: Jerix
That is the name of a still active guild in WoW now run by my good friend Adeatheta. My husband was/is Jerix. We have since stopped playing WoW for personal reasons.
You can look up the information about both the character and the guild online. It will show you the guild standing, activity of the character. Damn near everything the player has done over the life of their game play.
It really is not much different than companies who check out a persons Facebook page to see what they are saying in their personal time. We have ALL heard that story.
Why not learn that the person you just interviewed has been running a top level raiding guild for the last 7 years, achieved World first or Server Firsts due to excellent skills in People management and time management?
I would be interested in learning those things. You can damn well bet that when it comes time for me to hire someone to help assist me as a writer, I am going to be asking for game experience!