esport = work

practical tips:

A job advertisement for a remote job, i.e. playing, streaming, is no different from a standard job advertisement. To gather all the information in one place, below is a proposed list of basic sections in such an advertisement

  • Briefly about the gaming company
  • Terms of reference
  • Benefits, advantages besides ..playing)
  • required/preferred competences and skills

In addition, a minimum one-course description of a typical working day should be included: it will enable candidates to understand better whether this is something for them (for example: You will start at 11 a.m. and finish at 7 p.m., but it will be up to you to decide where you want to go and with what tools.

Determine the scale of remote working and its conditions.

Are there any hours? Is it supposed to be just 8 hours of work, but done in any way? Or maybe not the hours are important, but the final effect? It's worth to be more precise.

The section "it's NOT a job for you if": an interesting section that has a powerful deterrent effect on candidates who are not really suitable for such a job, and at the same time encourages those who may find themselves well in it. For example: "This is NOT a job for you if you are looking for a remote job to pretend that you are working"

Transparency of remuneration: the placement of a fork in the advertisement is to be considered. This narrows the circle of applicants and discourages those who would like to work as a commentary to the ESL leagues for example

All novice players are asked to send a few sentences of answers to the following intriguing questions.

  • Example 30 minutes before the planned daily meeting and training with the team you don't have a working computer and you are far from home. What are you doing? Describe briefly what you will do in this situation. (proactivity check)
  • You've had a lot of visitors recently and you've noticed that you're starting to get lost. Describe briefly how you will get out of this situation (work organization)

It is worth considering whether or not to title the ad with a clear information that it is about remote work, i.e. playing or not (e.g. party columns, interviews, etc.). Both options have their pros and cons

I leave the decision on how to resolve this issue to each recruiter individually, as it depends to a large extent on the priorities of a given organization in terms of both image and esports