And they prefer to be addressed by their avatars’ names

World of Warcraft may soon be a job-related skill
By Aaron Pressman August 20, 2014; Yahoo Finance

“It’s been perfectly acceptable for years to list certain leisure activities on a resume, such as golf, bridge or even poker. But what about some of the more modern and digital pursuits — say World of Warcraft, Minecraft or fantasy baseball?

“As the Wall Street Journal recently noted, some avid video gamers are starting to include their gaming prowess on their resumes and LinkedIn profiles. After all, many young people enjoy video gaming instead of traditional leisure pursuits including golf and tennis, which have seen their popularity take a dive…”

From employers’ points of view, the advantage of hiring avid gamers is that their social lives are far less likely to interfere with work. However, they are significantly more likely to go on a shooting spree in the office.

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