Can MMORPGs Buff Your Career Resume?
Let's talk about the job market for a moment; it sucks. I mean, it really sucks. There was a day you could graduate from high school, and at least get a decent job, and if you had a university/college degree, you were pretty well set. Nowadays, you need experience in everything, specializations in everything. A degree, plus about 20 diplomas to prove that you can string together a sentence that makes sense. Soon, you'll need a 2 month program and 3 years barista experience to get a job at Starbucks.
There's no way MMORPGs can help my career!
Yes, they really can help. You know all those times you've taken a leadership position, and asked yourself, “Why the hell did I do this? It's so much work!”? Well, with a little creative resume work, you can change your 6 month stint as a City or Guild leader in your favourite addicting game into impressive looking volunteer work.
The Job - Guild Secretary, City Minister, anyone with the ability to edit help files. Essentially, the person who makes sure the information being shared is accurate and up to date.
Resume Translation - Administration: Performed a variety of administrative duties for several small recreational volunteer groups.
The Job - Using your awesome motivation and morale building skills to get burnt out rpg game players to contribute the awesome ideas they're known for.
Resume Translation- People Management. Delegated a variety of different projects and general up keeping tasks, and oversaw their completion.
The Job - Minister of Culture, anyone else with the task of hosting role playing game events for an organization. Tasked with the duty of creating fun ways to share history, or important organizational information.
Resume translation- Project Management: conceived of, and carried out a number of large and small events and projects, advertised them, and delegated people for their successful completion.
The Job - Organization Leader. Though often referred to as "baby sitter" by those who covet the role, this job is defined by the ability to do all of the above mentioned jobs, while smiling.
Resume translation – Supervision: Took on a position of leadership and took care of issues regarding regulation and discipline.
The Job - Treasurer of your rpg game organization. Because someone has to look after that stuff, and even if you don’t use the money, a big bank account makes your organization look cool.
Resume Translation – Financial Management. Managed finances for several groups by creating useable budgets and initiating fund-raising projects for volunteer recreational groups.
These are really just a few ideas to get the creative resume work going, but anyone who has taken on a position of leadership in their rpg game guild knows that yeah, it's a job. We do it for the online rpg game glory, we do it because we love the role playing games we play and want to help them prosper, or we do it because yeah, it makes us feel a little better to say you're a guild leader, and a city leader, and an Order leader, even if you make a living by telling people how to reset their modems. But with luck, and a resume pimped out by Iron Realms role playing games, you might just get a better job. Provided, of course, that you don't need to do a years fast track diploma in “Cash Management” to work a register at the corner store in a years time.
M.K. Barry is a role playing game enthusiast who enjoys the best text games from Iron Realms!