Things have been pretty busy with me at work and thus work has been on my mind a lot lately. Three things I wanted to share around work and WOW.
1. WOW in the Workplace
I think that gaming is becoming more and more commonplace and hopefully the stereotype of gamers is slowly turning around. But how open are you about the fact that you play WOW? How would you feel about all of your colleagues and co-workers knowing about it?
I ask because I have had a number of meetings with someone who is a director level person at their organization. The first thing that I noticed when I stepped into this person's office is a huge huge map of Azeroth on their wall. At first my reaction was, OMG! But then I had to give this person props for putting their gaming allegiance out there so openly. Have you encountered anything similar at work? Could you be so open about your gaming?
2. Career change?
I got an email from an old business school classmate of mine a couple weeks ago. She emailed me because she thought of me when a recruiter contacted her for an open job position. Some excerpts from this job description:
* opportunity with one of the leading gaming studios that is gearing up for the US launch a version of a game that was incredibly popular in Korea
* participate in the developing of a ground-breaking game while serving as an international liaison between the Seoul headquarters and the Seattle studio from a business perspective
* work hand-in-hand with the content and localization teams as they perfect and tweak the user experience in the game
* a passion for the video-gaming arena will be crucial, as this will make the job tremendously more enjoyable
Some digging around has made me believe that this position is for the MMO Tera from Bluehole Studio. Wow, so what an opportunity, huh? Is this my opportunity to get out of the healthcare industry and get into gaming?
Well, there's one more piece. They are looking for someone completely fluent in English and Korean, with experience as a professional translator. D'oh! While I am fluent in Korean, my Korean isn't to the level where I could be a professional translator. Oh well. There's plenty of work to do in the crazy healthcare industry anyway, though it was fun to think for a second what it would be like to work for an MMO.
3. Gaming resume
From SideQuesting, the most awesome resume I think I have ever seen! An artist/designer wrote their resume to read like a character profile: