Want a good job in high-tech? Forget college. Play video games instead.
Increasingly, software developers and other tech companies count hours on the gaming console as a plus for prospective employees. Executives say that long-time gamers develop persistence, teamwork and a can-do attitude to solving problems. In addition, veteran gamers not only know the value of developing a strategy before tackling a problem, but also can be nimble in changing tactics when circumstances trash the plan.
TRENDPOST: As virtual reality claims a bigger space in the workplace – as it already has in our playtime – the digital world is erasing the line between work and play, as well as between formal and informal education. Public schools, always short of funds for tech, will need years to catch up to this trend.