Riots Job Requirements are ridiculous

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Riot Morgageddon

Player Support Tech Specialist

12-18-2012

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Originally Posted by Morello View Post
Honestly, this. School and education are valuable, but a degree does not get you a job, it lets you start trying to get a job that requires a degree. There's no entitlement df

Requirements aren't there to make people feel warm and fuzzy, they're there to make sure people have the appropriate skillset. Some jobs are fine with less experience (design can be one of these!), others are not.
Well put.

Though, there is a stance in Riot who to say hi to...I waved to Morello from inside one of the interview rooms and he ACTED like he didn't see me!

Being serious again, there are a multitude of jobs posted on Riot I didn't have anywhere close to the qualifications for. However, there were many that I felt I had all of the qualifications, or my knowledge and passion for LoL would cover the difference. So, I applied because of my confidence I had what they wanted, and could show that what I didn't explicitly possess I was willing to learn or develop. It worked for me, I think it could work for you too.

-Morgageddon


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Kaosovic

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12-18-2012

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Originally Posted by Morello View Post
Honestly, this. School and education are valuable, but a degree does not get you a job, it lets you start trying to get a job that requires a degree. There's no entitlement df

Requirements aren't there to make people feel warm and fuzzy, they're there to make sure people have the appropriate skillset. Some jobs are fine with less experience (design can be one of these!), others are not.
@Morello

Hey Morello, I'm curious. Your voice carries a lot of weight on here. Without making this personal, I know most of the LoL crew are fairly young just by watching the live tournament casts, what qualifies top leadership within Riot for LoL? Considering the impact of the company I think it's neat to see such a successful project in the hand of a younger generation.

I mean to say, does having the vision to innovate around a largely successful product category and constantly update according to demand characterize the skill set? Or is it more a leadership style.

I know you have a variety of skills on the team - macro data analysts, programmers, artists, hr programs I imagine, etc. a professionalized environment. So what distinguishes top brass at Riot?

Just curious if you can answer this in a transparent way. I always wonder how people of young tech companies fit the bill, and given Riot's success, you guys have something going for you.


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Jimyd

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12-18-2012

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Originally Posted by Morello View Post
Honestly, this. School and education are valuable, but a degree does not get you a job, it lets you start trying to get a job that requires a degree. There's no entitlement df

Requirements aren't there to make people feel warm and fuzzy, they're there to make sure people have the appropriate skillset. Some jobs are fine with less experience (design can be one of these!), others are not.
How many years of schooling did you attend to nerf Irelia Morello?


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Sylvr

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12-18-2012

Besides, job requirements are more guidelines really. It's like the opening offer in a barter. If you don't meet them straight up, then you're expected to haggle- which is to say, convince them that what YOU have is just as good as, or better than, what they're asking for.

Rioters in the past have even said that some of the requirements can be waived if you can show that you're qualified in other ways.

Also, remember that for a company like this, you're COMPETING for a job, and any real competitor can tell you that you need to put in some major effort to win.

Hell, ever since I saw that website earlier this afternoon, I've been thinking of LoL-related projects I could undertake to put into a resume to try to make myself stand out among other applicants. Impressing someone is worth more than what some piece of paper says you're qualified to do.


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Sythest

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12-18-2012

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Originally Posted by Morello View Post
Honestly, this. School and education are valuable, but a degree does not get you a job, it lets you start trying to get a job that requires a degree. There's no entitlement df

Requirements aren't there to make people feel warm and fuzzy, they're there to make sure people have the appropriate skillset. Some jobs are fine with less experience (design can be one of these!), others are not.

No offense, but how do companies expect young and fresh minds with requirements like those? It's those type of companies, those that don't even take the time to grant on the job experience and see how it pans out that leave college kids feeling nervous when they graduate. I see what you're saying about companies having a set standard but there are tricks at a great job that you can learn that you would learn in a class room with many other people.


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Eunson

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12-18-2012

^^should work on a way to keep their servers up


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Kr1sys

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12-18-2012

I remember when I got out of school a few years ago all the developers wanted for entry level designer jobs are people that had shipped multiple AAA titles and 5-7 years of experience in the business.

And now I'm just doing IT work, slightly easier to get into.

Sort of reminded me about getting credit as a late teen. Can't get credit because you don't have credit history, people don't want to provide you a means to get said credit. logic op


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Levnik Moore

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12-18-2012

tbh, I think its much less about actual skill requirements as it is to limit the massive amount of people that apply.

Having seen firsthand some trashed applications, you may be surprised how fast those things get ditched


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Elsea

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12-18-2012

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Nobody said this. Do you have a problem reading?

Once again, try being relevant.

I didn't say anyone did. Do YOU have a problem reading?


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VIOLENTxSHINOBI

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12-18-2012

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Originally Posted by Morello View Post
Honestly, this. School and education are valuable, but a degree does not get you a job, it lets you start trying to get a job that requires a degree. There's no entitlement df

Requirements aren't there to make people feel warm and fuzzy, they're there to make sure people have the appropriate skillset. Some jobs are fine with less experience (design can be one of these!), others are not.
What would be a good starting position for a guy who has managed an insurance office for 4 years? lol. Halp, I want out!