Just a few weeks ago, the NY Times had a blog post talking about how some recruiters were
telling World of Warcraft
players to avoid mentioning their gaming
on resumes, as many employers were telling
recruiters to avoid gamers, on the theory they "cannot give 100 percent because their
focus is elsewhere [and] their sleeping patterns are often not great..." Of course, in
different companies, you get very different views on that same subject -- and CIO magazine
is running a profile of Starbucks' new CIO, where they actually play up the fact that he was "one of the top guildmasters"
in the online
game. In fact, those who have worked with him note that his experiences in WoW have given
him more leadership ability than the MBA he also happens to have. So, for the WoW gamers
out there who despaired after reading the NY Times article, perhaps just go looking for a
different type of company.