Why Your Gamer in the Basement Might Get a Great Job
By Dan Kadlec
June 22, 2017
Teens in the basement playing video games on a sunny summer day can drive a parent nuts. Yet games are not a bad thing. They never have been. Over the years, they have greatly transformed, and with so many advancements, the popularity of online gaming was always going to be on the rise. Not only have games become more realistic, but more gaming consoles have been released to allow gamers to dive into this virtual world and to get as many points as possible in order to top the leaderboards. So, take a minute before you lose your temper at them, and perhaps show them some support by getting the basement renovated (you can contact this basement renovation Brampton company, for instance, if that is where you live) into a gaming room where they can hone their skills and talent while playing these popular games.
One such popular game is Dota 2. As an online multiplayer game, you and your teammates are able to choose from a list of different heroes. Gradually growing in strength and power, you are able to take down the enemy team’s Ancient – the glowing building in their home base once you are strong enough. With the help of this mmr boosting option, this process can be done much sooner. Picking up skills from such games can help you in the real world, especially when it comes to finding a job.
Jaguar Land Rover said early this week it needs to fill 5,000 jobs, a good portion of them in well-paying engineering positions. The company wants job seekers to download an app with a series of puzzles to solve as a first step. Those who finish the games will be put on a fast track to employment.
Deloitte and Xerox screen through the video game Yellow Hook Reef, which measures problem solving and communication. Axa Group and Daimler Trucks test for social intelligence and spatial reasoning through a few rounds of Dashi Dash. At Jaguar, applicants must build a virtual car from spare parts in a make-believe garage, demonstrating creative thinking.
The job market is a different place today, as many information and software-related positions require game-like skills. Business services giant PwC formally recognized this new landscape in the spring with a $320 million pledge to promote 21st Century job skills in schools as part of its financial literacy commitment.
So don’t take a sledgehammer to your kids’ video game console. Instead, direct them to games that nurture worthwhile skills. Permit them time to explore those games. In fact, make preparations for them so they can spend some quality gaming time in a space of their own. Consider redesigning their bedroom to allow space for a gaming set-up. Better yet, turn the basement into a cool gaming station with the help of some trusted basement remodeling services, so that they can have a dedicated space to explore those games.
Moreover, in the financial literacy department, there is no shortage of quality games suitable for home or the classroom. Here are some of my favorites, video and otherwise: