I had someone jokingly tell me I should put my MMO Guild Leadership experience on my resume recently. I had heard this in the news a few years ago but had wondered if it legitimately helped anyone. Not that I myself would put it on my resume. That is, of course, unless I was applying to a video game company. Even then, that would seem a bit far fetched.
I spent 4-5 years as a guild leader in World of Warcraft or as an officer. I also did my time as a guild leader in Rift as well. Sure, you have to have a good handle on time and priority management to delegate roles if you want it to be successful. In truth, I had a guild that was very successful on a top tanked server. But what does that say about me? That I’m an MMO addict or that I have translatable skills to the real world? On the one hand, it feels a bit like glorified babysitting; but on the other, you had to spend a lot of research on the game, crunching numbers, organizing roles for people, and practicing diplomacy among members.
What are your thoughts on the matter?