Skip to main content

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.

Comments

  1. I visited Gild’s website to find out more about the competition. Although it has some descriptions about each game, I do not know what to expect before getting into the competition. It is a new way to find jobs for job seekers and I think it is good to have something new other than the traditional process. It is especially useful for those who have skills and knowledge but have trouble marketing themselves during interviews. However, Gild needs to prove that individuals who win the game have credibility and capability to success in workplace. In addition, the game’s content is being accurately designed to show the participates’ skill and knowledge. Overall, I think having these certifications is just extra information for employers that a job candidate has some understandings about the industry. Employers should not hire someone just because he/she won the competition.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Want a job at McDonald’s? Now, it is as easy as talking to Alexa

McDonald’s Corporation introduced the world’s first voice-initiated job application process called McDonald’s Apply Thru. Now, job seekers can initiate the job application process through McDonald’s Apply Thru by taking to either Alexa or Google Assistant.

How McDonald’s Apply Thru works
The job application process begins with the applicants saying:
Alexa, help me get a job at McDonald’s.” 
or
“Google, help me get a job at McDonald’s.”
Then, the job applicants will need to answer a few basic questions, including their name, job of interest, and the location where they want to work.
Afterward, the job applicants will receive a text message with a hyperlink that will take the applicants to continue the rest of the application process.  
Where McDonald’s Apply Thru serve
McDonald’s Apply Thru is now available in nine countries, including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Spain. It will be made available to other countries in the coming months.
Why McDona…

Is today's market too tough for upscale restaurants?

Operating a restaurant is never easy, but is it particularly challenging for upscale restaurants?

Restaurants Unlimited Inc., for instance, which operates 35 fine-dining and “polished casual” eateries, filed for bankruptcy in Delaware last week. Earlier in June, the Four Seasons Restaurant, an iconic spot for power lunch in Manhattan also closed for business after its reopening within less a year.

Are these two examples an isolated case or the tip of the iceberg? Then, if upscale restaurants are struggling to survive in today’s market, what challenges are they facing?

The rising labor cost

According to the Bloomberg report, Restaurant Unlimited Inc. hires 50 salaried employees at the chain’s headquarter in Seattle, plus another 168 full-time and 1,885 part-time restaurant workers. The rising wages in Seattle, San Francisco, and Portland have resulted in a total of $10.6 million wage expenses in the fiscal year of 2019. Nevertheless, its revenue for the year ended in May dropped 1%, at $…

Suggestive Selling – All You Have to Do is Ask!! (By Nicole Lee)

A simple, relatively normal thing occurred while in the drive-through at Del Taco with my boyfriend the other day.After placing our semi-high maintenance food order, the person taking my order, in a forced monotone voice, unenthusiastically asks, “Would you like to add our new blah, blah, blah for dessert?”All my sweet-tooth-driven ears heard was “dessert” and I wanted something sugary to complete my four-course drive-through meal. My boyfriend asked if I wanted the donut thing they were trying to push, but I ended up going with a churro.As we received our food, my boyfriend told the server, “Good job on the upsell.”In which we received the same unenthusiastic “thank you” in reply. This all led to a discussion about suggestive selling, how easy it is, how to do it correctly, and how beneficial it is.Of course, this Del Taco drive-through upsell experience did not meet our standards of how to do it correctly, but it worked!

Easy-Peasy
Both my boyfriend and I have sales and hospitality ba…