It has been a while since I have written a new blog, so I figured I would do so today. As many of you know, I applied for the Community Manager position over at Riot back on May 18th. I have followed that up for the longest time. I did get a response from Riot Games about a week ago, which said the following:
“Thank you so much for your interest in the Community Assistant position at Riot Games. We have reviewed your resume, and as the next step in our hiring process we would like you to complete a short online assessment measuring general problem solving skills. This exercise takes approximately 20 minutes and we ask that you complete this within the next 48 hours. Please follow the instructions below and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.”
So I went forth and did their assessment, however it was nothing like I expected. The questions were general questioned that you would be asked on a State Standardized test. It covered everything from: which number comes next, to conversions and things where they would give you a word and you had to pick the closest in definition or the opposite of it. So I treated this assessment as a state test – Which I NEVER once in my life failed a state quiz. Actually when I entered into high school my math state test scores where so good that I could have gone straight into Algebra 2, if I had wanted. However I had decided to take Geometry. Which was still better than where they had placed me in high school. Anyhow, back to topic..So I asked a friend at Riot how many questions they answered. Turns out they did a lot more than me. So I asked what was about average, he said about 80. At this point I got very nervous. First off, these questions were not based around the job I had applied for in the first place and then 80 was average for a 126 question assessment where you only had 20 minutes to do as many as possible? Now I know that they said “7. Your score is calculated based on the total number you get correct. There is no penalty for guessing “, however I must sit here and wonder – Why should I guess? Isn’t it worth at least 30 seconds to think it over and do my best? I am almost positive that I did about a 90% accuracy rate on their assessment, however I only completed 48 questions.
So Thursday was about 1 week from when I had finished the assessment. I was starting to get very nervous and worried about my results to find this in my email as of yesterday:
Thank you so much for your time and interest at Riot Games. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer you a position at this time.
The number of applicants in our pipeline right now far outweighs the positions available, and as such, we regret that even qualified candidates such as yourself must be cut early on in the evaluation process.
Again, we thank you for your time and wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
Now I must admit that I did remove the name of the person who sent it to me, simply because that is not important…So I got this email last night and was just so upset. I actually finished cooking dinner and went to bed because I had started to cry. I have worked really hard on everything I have ever done in my life, even more so when it comes to something for the community and then I got that email. It makes me wonder, was there something I did not excel in? Was there a reason I didn’t even make it to telephone interview? I mean a silly assessment can only tell you so much about a person, don’t you guys agree? I feel that I should have at least had a phone interview, but nothing…
Anyhow, I just wanted to let people know since some of you saw my twitter status yesterday. I figured you guys at least deserved a full story and my blog deserved a new blog. So I didn’t get the job over at Riot Games, however I do not plan to change the activities I am doing. I am still going to continue working on giving back to the community. Well I am still pretty depressed about this, so I am going to post the picture that fits my mood for today and end the blog here. Thank you all for reading! Much love and never change guys!
(Edit: ~ After Thought: I know some people don’t like this artist, but today’s song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z5-P9v3F8w&ob=av2e <- Never gonna give up; Never going to say I can’t do it!)