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Hiring For “Gamers”?

Hiring for candidates known as “gamers” continues to escalate. Skill sets are varied but multiple industries utilize the core attributes making hiring challenging and very competitive.

 

Wanted Analytics brings us the data:

 

Companies have been using gamification techniques to engage customers and they’re are also incorporating these strategies into employee and candidate programs through orientation, onboarding, health and wellness, and employee referral campaigns. As gamification evolves and more employers utilize these strategies, will hiring for gamification and video gaming skills continue to grow? When comparing April 2012 to April 2013, demand rose 23%. Over the past 4 years, there was a surge in demand during October and December 2011 for Video Gaming User Specialists.

 

Hiring Demand for Gamification and Video Gaming Skills

 

Hiring Demand for Gamification and Video Gaming Skills

SOURCE: WANTED Analytics

 

Most Commonly Advertised Job Titles for Gamification and Video Gaming Skills

 

  1. Video Gaming User Specialist
  2. Video Games Sales Specialist
  3. Technical Support
  4. Brand Ambassador
  5. Technician Support Video Gaming
  6. Seasonal Military Game Advisor Store
  7. Brand Advocate Microsoft
  8. Technician Support Broadband Gaming Program
  9. Camp Instructor
  10. Video Games Sales Specialist

Most of the job titles above are new to the list since the last time we reported on this topic. The only two jobs that still commonly require gamification and video gaming skills are Video Gaming User Specialist and Video Game Sales Specialists, which both moved up the list. 40% of the job titles listed are tech related. The remaining jobs are in marketing, sales, and educational fields. The educational title of Camp Instructor refers to summer technology programs at college campuses that will teach young people how to create video games.

 

It is likely to be difficult to hire candidates with gamification or video gaming experience, scoring a 64 on our Hiring Scale. (Our Hiring Scale ranges from 1 – 99, with 99 representing hard-to-fill.) San Francisco, the city with the greatest number of job ads, currently has some of the most difficult recruiting conditions, scoring a 76. Recruiters in San Francisco may potentially reduce hiring difficulty by sourcing talent in a nearby city with more favorable conditions, such as San Jose (CA), which scores a 47 on our Hiring Scale. San Jose presents the second best recruiting conditions next to Utica-Rome (NY), currently scoring a 13.

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