When writing your CV, you’ve already jotted down your other hobbies, voluntary roles you’ve held. But have you considered noting down your gaming hobby and passion. You may view gaming as a way to happiness but it is so much more.
You may be surprised to learn that in balance, gaming can be seen and viewed like all other hobbies, and for this reason it is something that should be included when summarizing why you make the best candidate for the role, whether that be like a role such as an immigration lawyer or teacher, there are lifelong skills and attributes you will have gained.
Here is a recap of some of the positive skills and life lessons that gaming can bring to you, along with the rationale as to why, it is so beneficial.
There are so many games out there nowadays that rely on you being part of a team and working together to reach a common goal. Having the ability and capabilities to work well with others, communicate and compromise are skills that the majority of employers are looking for. When in employment it is a key skill to be able to work along with your colleagues, customers, managers, business partners to get jobs done. Already having the skill to do this is a positive and one you should be shouting about. You already have the skill to be able to join a game or mission part way through, communicate, strategies and add to the outcome from the moment your server connects.
Over the minutes and hours you’ve committed to gaming to have grown and enhanced your skills, techniques and showed determination to reach this skill level. Again, this is a quality that employers want. Think of doctors and surgeons, they spend hours practicing and honing their skills to make them a master of their trade. You have the same drive and determination as them. You’ve shown that you are willing to commit the time and learn your trade to become the best, this dedication is a positive and one that makes you stand out for the right reason.
A lot of the survival games being played nowadays, offer an excellent way to demonstrate how you apply problem solving. Consider how you are facing the game and having to overcome all the hurdles and challenges it is throwing at you on a daily basis. You have planned your desired outcome, you have strategized on how to make this possible and along the journey will adjust and amend the strategy if needed to ensure your victory.
Communication And Networking
Gaming as you will already know and appreciate, is more than just taking your avatar and navigating them throughout the game, it is so much more. It is about building relationships with other players and networking to build a team atmosphere. To make a successful career you need to communicate well, build networks and get backing. You’ve already got these skills. You communicate verbally and digitally well, this just needs to be applied now into your new position.