when I graduated college I applied to 17 different companies, got interviews with almost all of them
Originally Posted by tawnos
In those interviews, 3 of them I mentioned world of warcraft... extensively...
I got a job offer from each of those companies.
I didn't get a single offer from any of the others.
Those 3 companies? Tinker Airforce base as a civilian engineer, I actually got offered 4 different positions, I could have worked on a new smart engine design, been a hardware testing engineer for the B2 stealth bomber, or written code for either the B2 program or the E-3 "flying radar'.
The second company was Ericsson, they wanted me to be a solutions manager for Sprint.
The last was the job offer I took, with Burns & McDonnell as a TNE engineer. The company was ranked this year as Forbes magazine's 18th best place to work in the country.
Each of the people that offered me jobs has confirmed that my mentioning of world of warcraft, and specifically my raid leadership experience, made me stand out in a crowd of interviewees. To say that companies won't look at WoW is patently false as long as you sell it correctly.
Note: I did NOT put it on my resume. It's a good interview topic I think if you sell it right, like the stereotypical "conflict management" question or whatever.
Last edited by Aggathon; 02-09-2013 at 11:55 PM.
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