Landing the Next Job while Playing Games Online

People often feel nervous and stressful about job search because it takes a long time and plenty of energy. Would it sound better if people can land their next jobs by playing video games online?

This ABCNews video introduced a new way of job search for technology professionals --- playing games at http://www.gild.com/. The idea behind GILD is to offer members opportunities to participate in a variety of competitions (games). By winning competitions, members can (a) win prizes, (b) show off their skills, (c) gain confidence, and (d) make themselves known within the network. GILD works for both active and passive job seekers. In the future, it is possible that this job-search tactic can apply to other professions, such as finance, accounting, and other functional areas. Harrah's, now Caesars Entertainment, is an employer who uses GILD. Other hospitality companies might follow.

Besides networking, using social media for job search is also about showing off a person’s authentic professional skills and making their qualifications visible to potential employers. If people do not want to play games, they can still demonstrate their strengths with a good cover letter and resume or by actively sharing their professional thoughts and ideas in online forums. As an employer, how do you like this idea of bring games to the recruitment-selection process? If you are a job seeker, do you think playing video games will help you find a job? In what way?


 
Interested in watching more videos about GILD? You may check out another interview of a GILD user (employer) at ABCNEWS.com via http://soc.li/m5pqjcG.

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