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1-23-2010 @ 6:05PM
WoW.com's choice to hire internally is totally acceptable in the business world. However, from my experiences, SOP for hiring from within is to typically post internally, and hire BEFORE listing the job for the masses. It is my belief, that WoW.com has done a great disservice to their many readers who have been actively awaiting an opportunity to become a member of the WoW.com team. If a position held the posibility of being hired out internally, it should have been done before the teasing of many empassioned readers and writers. It would be fallacy for the administrators at WoW.com to believe their job posting was anything more than a tease for their average reader with the intent of boosting daily activity. Statisically speaking, one would expect an influx of people logging into WoW.com daily, anxiously awaiting the anouncement of the post for which they applied. Likewise, these same readers have an increased chance at posting more frequently about articles thinking it may somehow improve their chances at obtaining said job. Unfortunately, for Wow.com there is bound to be a backlash of angered readers who will refrain from reading wow.com again, rather choosing to glean their information from other reputable sites such as mmo-champion.com or wowhead's blog.
1-23-2010 @ 6:21PM
Well said, Brouck. Nothing to add here other than that I wholeheartedly agree with you and the others who were disappointed by this move.
1-23-2010 @ 6:27PM
No edit button, eh?Just wanted to add: even ignoring the insult to those of us who applied for the position, it's also a bit of an affront to the Holy Paladin community, to have their column written by someone who (presumably) doesn't even play a Holy Paladin as a main. Or it's an affront to the Rogue community that their columnist actually plays a Holy Paladin. Point is, either way, it's kinda lame.
1-24-2010 @ 2:48AM
The amount of people applying for jobs with us represents a droplet of water in a very large lake. We see absolutely no increase in traffic when we announce a position; in-fact traffic usually dips because we take up front-page space with an article that very very few people are interested in reading. I would prefer alternative means to advertising the position, but alas making a post seems to be the only thing we can do.As for Chase, well, as Dan explained above he was the most qualified applicant we recieved -- and he did apply just like everyone else. We were not aware of his intentions until after the announcement was made, and at that time we told him he had to apply just like everyone else.If you applied, and would like more information as to what we thought of your application, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll let you know.
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