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This will sound strange at first, but has anyone every thought of adding warhammer to their CV?
On your CV you might put things under cultural activities or you may be asked about your extramural/ cultural activities at a job/university interview. So many people would be able to say they were in the chess club or are avid painters etc.
So if those are acceptable, surely warhammer would be too.
This is just a curiosity thing. What does everyone else think?
Well, it would be a bit silly to put 'Warhammer 40,000' or 'Warhammer Fantasy' right there on your list of hobbies, without any explanation.
I do in fact have it on my resume, but in a slightly different manner to make it seem a little more acceptable. It was actually my Dad's idea, he helped me do my first resume, and he put "Wargaming and Roleplaying Strategy Competition" down on my list of hobbies. That way it sounds like something that involves strategy, planning etc. (which it does, it's just the average employer would have no idea what 'Warhammer' is, and perhaps think you're some kind of weapons nut.)
So, it's not a bad idea - I did it, and managed to get a job. It's especially useful if you go to a warhammer club on saturdays or something, and you can explain to your employers why you can't work that day (this is like casual emplyment I'm refering to) by refering back to your resume.
On the other hand if you're, for example, about 30 years old, and your trying to go for a job in a respectable accounting firm or something, it's probably a good idea to just leave it off there, it would probably just result in a bunch of unnecessary questions, such as, "Why does this 30 y.o guy play with little toy soldiers?" (No offence to those who do, it's just probably something your employers are better off not knowing if you want them to take you seriously).
I'd use the word "modelling" but as a Spatial Planner it is considered a quality. I guess not every profession thinks of it as such.
My CV-problem is that I've done so much different things, with no papers to prove it. Travelling for some years and then just bumming around is not the best of merits...
I've never really considered putting warhammer down on my cv, but I have thought about adding something like "moderator on large web forum" or something like that - just to show I'm a responsible fellow ^^
Its cool to see that it can be done. The thought just came to me because when you see some example CVs chess clubs, art clubs, reading clubs and all sorts can come up in them and it just seems that wargaming to a certain extent does all of the above, you have strategy/board gaming, art and for some people reading and adapting sci-fi stories/novels. Seems to me as a hobby or game which many describe just as playing with toy soldiers, one can adapt many useful skills.
I've not put "Warhammer" down, but I do put "miniatures painting" in the 'hobbies/past-times' section.
The reason I don't put down 'Wargaming' as I'm just not very good at that.
Last edited by Jon Quixote; January 9th, 2007 at 12:45.
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Thats a nice idea! I would like to go to a job interview and have them say to me "Hello, so on your CV its says that you battle orks,choas and many other forms of aliens in the name of the emperor"
"Yes thats right for 2 years now"
"Well that's excellent, your just the kind of person were looking for, welcome to the wonderful world of pest control"
"Hey sarge, this lasgun is heavy. I wish we had something lighter."
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"Did I mention I also killed over 60,000 points of space bugs and the orks are actually a deadly type of fungus?"
"Wow, you just qualified for our benefits package and you get the bug zapper 10,000 to boot."
I basicly have thought about doing something like that. At the very least, I have listed it under hobbies and such for scholarship essays and the like. Like others, I say it under a different name. It is modeling and painting experience to me :-)
Originally Posted by The Paint Monkey
It would REALLY depend on what sort of job you are applying for.
Want to work for games workshop, or another gamestore that HAS gw products, then yeah, playing it is knowing the material is knowing how to sell the merchandise.
GW requires intimate knowledge of the product if you're going to sell it in their stores as a retail monkey.
As a general rule of thumb, NO. Leave that detail to the interview if you must.
Your CV should reflect your professional interests, strengths and offerings that accurately portray your strengths.
The hobby of strategy games might be appropriate in an interview setting if asked about strategic logic(even then iffy) its a hobby(though a good one. The last set of interviews I had(which I was offered the positions for both) I mentioned the hobby, but NOT as a "game" but rather as the hobby. When asked what my hobbies are, I answered as "sculpting and painting miniatures" as one of them, you MUST back this statement up with an up-shot, leaving it at that is not good.
The hobby is largely mis-understood and thought of as strictly a geek/nerd hobby. I further explained that my personal motivations for getting into and staying with the hobby is that it helps me approach individual projects one step at a time, and I can express my creativity through attention to detail(the modeling, sculpting and painting).
Unless the employer is in the game or knows the game themselves it is not a selling point for yourself.
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Warhammer is on my CV and at least 2 interviews i've gone to the interviewrs knew what it is and have talked with me about it.
Wow, I really wonder how that makes me look.........