- Toon Name
- Armory Link
- Profs and such
- Previous Raid experience
- Previous Guild
Basically from the way they answer this or just by their armory I can tell if I want to go further with the app. I am not into wasting peoples time by having them write a book for their application. If I am interested in the applicant then sure I will ask them why they are spec'd the way they are, why they went with specific gems, and even ask them about their life in general.
Some of the applications I have seen over the past few days have taken close to an hour to fill out. Is this really needed? Yes I understand you want to know the person you are inviting, I want the same exact thing, but is the written application the way to do it? Do you really want to read through the entire 3 page thing if you could see their experience and then be done with it. Yes people you invite into your guild environment is important, you don't want him or her to cause drama or any of that. Think of it this way when you have time to fill out an app you can also use it to work your way around the truth. When asked straight out there is a time frame of the response and you will get more honesty. Think about it, its hard to lie in a face to face interview so on vent or even whispers makes it much more revealing to what you are getting into. Of course this may take more time, but better results in my opinion.
So maybe I am tired of looking at these apps that is the equivalent of writing a short story, but I think there is merit to what I am talking about. Anyone have any views on this. be sure to let me know.