Have you ever listed Video Games in your interests part of you C.V Page 3

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  • Deleted user 1 October 2012 18:43:15
    Thanks for the all tidbits. the cv is currently planned for online job search engines. so its mainly my 'photography' CV with a little bit of my general cv for general jobs

    So yeah i have two cvs going and tweek them depending on the job. decided to re-write them all. good to do so!
  • w00t 1 Oct 2012 18:43:41 11,047 posts
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    I once hired someone because their favourite game was Fallout 1.

    I have also not hired someone because their favourite game was CoD.

    The day charity died - NEVER FORGET

    (the mic was OK in the end)

  • LionheartDJH 1 Oct 2012 18:46:15 19,359 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    I like to ask for a BMI from any potential candidates. Helps me narrow it down. We had a chair collapse once, true story.
    Was that after they took a shit on it?

    She dives for cheese pasties

  • MadCaddy13 1 Oct 2012 18:54:46 1,856 posts
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    It's because most employers don't play games and see games as childish. My missus certainly does.
  • THFourteen 1 Oct 2012 19:24:28 32,855 posts
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    I once interviewed someone where he talked about finishing god of war on the hardest difficulty for half an hour.

    He got the job. Luckily i wasnt the hiring manager, just a 'will you fit into the team' interviewer

    Nobody else on my team played games so i was happy hehe
  • superdelphinus 1 Oct 2012 19:45:52 8,011 posts
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    the "hobbies" bit should be a one liner saying something cheesy about the family and/or walking in woods in my view.
  • nickthegun 1 Oct 2012 19:46:55 58,782 posts
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    Isnt a photography CV generally known as a "portfolio"?

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    He totally called it

  • spamdangled 1 Oct 2012 19:53:27 27,269 posts
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    Some of the skills required by gaming - spatial awareness, problem solving, resource management, teamwork etc can actually be pretty useful in jobs. It's all down to what you're applying for and how you word it as to how it's viewed I thinked.

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  • spamdangled 1 Oct 2012 19:54:02 27,269 posts
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    LionheartDJH wrote:
    mrpon wrote:
    I like to ask for a BMI from any potential candidates. Helps me narrow it down. We had a chair collapse once, true story.
    Was that after they took a shit on it?
    \o/

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  • Deleted user 1 October 2012 20:02:37
    darkmorgado wrote:
    Some of the skills required by gaming - spatial awareness, problem solving, resource management, teamwork etc can actually be pretty useful in jobs. It's all down to what you're applying for and how you word it as to how it's viewed I thinked.
    "I can sit at my desk and work without flailing my limbs around and hitting others"

    There is nothing of value in gaming for work in any proper job.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 1 Oct 2012 20:02:45 6,654 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Isnt a photography CV generally known as a "portfolio"?
    In porn they use CVs iirc.
  • Chopsen 1 Oct 2012 20:07:20 15,699 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    spatial awareness, problem solving, resource management, teamwork etc can actually be pretty useful in jobs.
    IF someone claimed these skills during a job interview on the basis that they played videogames, I would laugh in their face.
  • superdelphinus 1 Oct 2012 20:08:09 8,011 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    Some of the skills required by gaming - spatial awareness, problem solving, resource management, teamwork etc can actually be pretty useful in jobs. It's all down to what you're applying for and how you word it as to how it's viewed I thinked.
    so does monopoly, conkers and masturbation
  • Deleted user 1 October 2012 20:10:48
    nickthegun wrote:
    Isnt a photography CV generally known as a "portfolio"?
    Yeah it is. but you normally are asked to take it with you when you are accepted for an interview. You still generally apply by conventional applications.
  • Deleted user 1 October 2012 20:12:38
    Aargh. wrote:
    darkmorgado wrote:
    Some of the skills required by gaming - spatial awareness, problem solving, resource management, teamwork etc can actually be pretty useful in jobs. It's all down to what you're applying for and how you word it as to how it's viewed I thinked.
    "I can sit at my desk and work without flailing my limbs around and hitting others"

    There is nothing of value in gaming for work in any proper job.
    This.
  • mrpon 1 Oct 2012 20:18:36 28,411 posts
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    I glean a lot of software interface ideas from gaming/gadgets etc..

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • andytheadequate 1 Oct 2012 20:20:47 8,075 posts
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    @darkmorgado - there's a blue door that's locked. I obviously need a blue key to open it! That sort ot problem solving?
  • SolidSCB 1 Oct 2012 20:22:02 6,386 posts
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    Resource management. Haha! "Listen mate, I've finished Resident Evil with a full clip of Magnum rounds and 3 herbs to spare, I think I can save money for this piddly little company".
  • Deleted user 1 October 2012 20:22:22
    andytheadequate wrote:
    @darkmorgado - there's a blue door that's locked. I obviously need a blue key to open it! That sort ot problem solving?
    On the plus side, I'll be really good at shooting my colleagues in the head from 50+yards, on the downside, I make I really bad cuppa :(
  • SolidSCB 1 Oct 2012 20:29:05 6,386 posts
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    "I think I'd be the perfect driver for your taxi firm. I once learned how to drive from Grove Street to the Las Venturas Strip in under five minutes you know".
  • Deleted user 1 October 2012 20:30:41
    SolidSCB wrote:
    "I think I'd be the perfect driver for your taxi firm. I once learned how to drive from Grove Street to the Las Venturas Strip in under five minutes you know".
    Titties?
  • Trafford 1 Oct 2012 20:35:23 5,609 posts
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    Mr-Brett wrote:
    Blerk wrote:
    I have it on mine, but I work in development, the very people I'm pitching myself to are also likely to be gamers.

    I don't see why it should be any different to including other hobbies, though. Why should it be worse to like video games than to have an interest in football, say? Nobody would sneer at you for playing golf.
    I might but then I'm an asshole :)
    Yeah I love to sneer at golfers. Twats.
  • Deleted user 1 October 2012 20:37:16
    You don't really have to put your interests on a CV at all. It's not really what employers are looking at when they look through them.
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  • LionheartDJH 1 Oct 2012 20:39:40 19,359 posts
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    SolidSCB wrote:
    "I think I'd be the perfect driver for your taxi firm. I once learned how to drive from Grove Street to the Las Venturas Strip in under five minutes you know".
    Sorry, the guy who managed a 24 hour continuous session on Crazy Taxi is more what we're looking for.

    She dives for cheese pasties

  • SolidSCB 1 Oct 2012 20:43:39 6,386 posts
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    Yeah, but I bet he doesn't have the spatial awareness and problem solving skills I learned sitting on my ass eating cheetos and playing Portal. My gamerscore speaks for itself, I am very employable.
  • superdelphinus 1 Oct 2012 20:44:52 8,011 posts
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    liking video games to the extent that you would put it on your CV does not suggest a happy, well rounded or high achieving person. rightly or wrongly

    for any serious job you would only have to put about 4 words down anyway to try and make yourself look non-mental

    Edited by superdelphinus at 20:45:24 01-10-2012
  • spamdangled 1 Oct 2012 20:46:26 27,269 posts
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    SolidSCB wrote:
    Resource management. Haha! "Listen mate, I've finished Resident Evil with a full clip of Magnum rounds and 3 herbs to spare, I think I can save money for this piddly little company".
    :-) I was thinking more of stuff like strategy games and the like - particularly city builders like Sim City etc. Stuff like Eve have their own economists after all, so there has to be some value there.

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  • Deleted user 1 October 2012 20:50:56
    As someone said earlier in the thread, Civ pros apply only :)

    "Well I can disenchant that item for a crystal that will totally rocks

    vs

    "My empire is unhappy? Fuck them, send my workers to the front line, let my enemies learn the lesson that more proletariat suffering is the way to world domination"
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