Friday, September 26, 2014

Hearthstone On The Resume

Happy Friday everyone! With Fridays there is always something to be happy about isn't there. Probably the most notable being the weekend to follow, but I am sure there are other reasons to be excited. Now I must say when looking through the posts I received for this week's Reader Post I was simple baffled by one. I know it seemed quite trollish but then it also amused me so I have decided to share it. It comes from Rorytomy and without explaining it to you I am just going to let you read it.

I've been trying to incorporate Hearthstone in my resume for job applications and I was wondering how it could be done. So far I have included it in my accomplishments section (ex. achieved legend 3 seasons in a row, won certain major group tournaments) and my skills section where I mentioned how it has built my analytical thinking, team coordination, and leadership skills. The reason I want to use this is Hearthstone has been a major part of my work experience over the last year so I want to take advantage of it as I don't have much else to write about.

It's also important to be prepared to talk about everything you have in your resume, as you'll likely be asked about it in your interviews. Hearthstone can definitely be used in many of the common behavioral interview questions such as:

1) Tell me about how you worked effectively under pressure. 
2) Have you handled a difficult situation? How?
3) Have you ever made a mistake? How did you handle it?
4) Tell me about a time when you had to take initiative.

You can use examples where you were on the wrong end of a thumping for most of the match and then was able to think your way out of a bad situation, wipe the board, and engineer a comeback. Employers are looking to see that you don't just give up in the face of adversity but you are a go-getter and are willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish your goals.

So what do you think, any ideas?

Now You understand why it amused me? Enjoy your weekend everyone!


  1. That is awesome, but then also somewhat true

  2. as a person that hires and fires and also plays a brilliant amount of games, I would never hire anyone that even mentioned a videogame as a work related skill, just because you can lead a full heroic 25man raid to the big V tells me nothing of your "WORK" ethic. (example: IM the BEST MINER ON MY SERVER<unloading a 80,000lb truck box by box in under an hour an a half. or IM GOD IN THE AH!!!<strategicly placing items where they can sell, I CAN /2 sell anything because im presistant with my macro<selling someone a car they cant afford.)
    it just tells me your good at playing the game, don't try to twist the words tell me how you got someone to do something without telling them to do it in a REAL life situation. -khul.
    ps I have no idea when I turned in to the guy that yells and stoped being the guy that gets yelled at I just know it happened.