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to think passing level 125 in candy crush saga is not an achievement worthy of mention in an interview?

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ParadiseChick Fri 17-May-13 20:15:16

I was interviewing to fill a volunteer position today at my work. One of the lame standard issue questions is 'what is your biggest achievement to date?' and candidates can answer drawing on experience from work or life.

That was the answer a woman we were interviewing gave.

FreddieMisaGREATshag Fri 17-May-13 20:16:05


MrsTerryPratchett Fri 17-May-13 20:17:23

What level is good enough for you hmm

I'm sad I'm not there yet.

MiaowTheCat Fri 17-May-13 20:17:41

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Kafri Fri 17-May-13 20:18:04

To be fair, i've always been rubbish at any sort of computer game so that really would be an achievement for me grin
That being said, i'm not sure i'd give it as an answer in an interview.

Funny though!

gordyslovesheep Fri 17-May-13 20:19:15

379 - gizza a job grin

hermioneweasley Fri 17-May-13 20:20:43

A friend of mine interviewed someone who said her swimming certificates were her biggest achievement and had brought them with her

ParadiseChick Fri 17-May-13 20:21:06

Ah bless!

Floggingmolly Fri 17-May-13 20:21:43

Wow, there's a high achiever. How could you possibly pass? grin

pinkbear82 Fri 17-May-13 20:22:43

ha miow I feel your pain, I've been stuck on level 29 for 4 weeks! I've given up maybe it'll magically move on without me

Bobyan Fri 17-May-13 20:23:25

Pah, I got all the stars on Angry Birds.

landofsoapandglory Fri 17-May-13 20:24:11

I'm on 245, can I have a job too?wink

Unami Fri 17-May-13 20:26:22

I don't know about Candy Crush Saga, but I do think it's a shame that young people's achievements in gaming aren't ever recognised when they're applying for their first jobs, voluntary placements etc. Some online games require great concentration, multi-tasking skills, attention to detail. Obviously gaming isn't going to rate highly on application forms and appraisals in the corporate world, but for kids with very limited life experience beyond school, I don't see why gaming skills aren't relevant, compared to hockey or oboe practise or whatever. Sorry, not that relevant to the OP, but the snobbery we have about computer games vs other leisure activities is odd.

TheEndOfMyLastWit Fri 17-May-13 20:27:17

I do see your point OP but maybe, to her, it IS her biggest achievement. Who is anyone to denigrate what someone else sees as an achievement? Maybe she has what we might consider a very boring life?

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 17-May-13 20:33:34

Some online games require great concentration, multi-tasking skills, attention to detail. Candy Crush doesn't grin

MiaowTheCat Fri 17-May-13 20:36:29

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WeShouldOpenABar Fri 17-May-13 20:37:16

I'd give her the job of passing the level for me I've been stuck on it for weeks . I'm not worthy of employmentsad sad

ParadiseChick Fri 17-May-13 20:38:35

She wasn't 'young', as in school leavers young, late 30's I'd say.

Lweji Fri 17-May-13 20:39:34

<Googles Candy Crush>

Lizzylou Fri 17-May-13 20:40:40

Both for playing in first place and for mentioning as an achievement.
Fucking hell!shock

Lweji Fri 17-May-13 20:42:49

<Gives the applicant points for persistence.>

<goes back to play another online game>

ParadiseChick Fri 17-May-13 20:44:56

It's not even a proper game, it's just eannoyingly addictive and time wasting!

carabos Fri 17-May-13 20:46:00

DH interviewed a school leaver for a training place once - she brought her cycling proficiency certificate and her mother grin.

SelfRighteousPrissyPants Fri 17-May-13 20:52:30

I'm on level 147 <smug> but it is a game of 90% chance! Did she actually want the job or had the job centre made her go? Or was it a candy crush saga kind of job?

ParadiseChick Fri 17-May-13 21:03:50

No enforced volunteering here! We recruit adults to pair up with young people who are accommodated to go out once a week, act as an advocate at reviews and support them with homework etc. We spend 12 weeks training them and are desperate for good volunteers able to commit for a year at least.

She's been offered a place on the training. They are observed throughout, if she is a candy crush one trick pony she'll be counseled out!

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