Shipping giant says it’s keen to recruit more gamers
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Maersk says it is keen to attract more gamers to its team. The company's Technology Lead, Angel Donchev, even attended an e-sports events in Copenhagen recently to promote Maersk's vacancies to gaming enthusiasts.
In a video recorded at the Astralis e-sports event that was published on Maersk’s LinkedIn page, Donchev argued that gamers often have sought-after skills that can be useful in the workplace.
“In Maersk, technology is becoming more and more important. It’s at the core of everything we do and people often ask me: “Why should I work at Maersk?” “What are you guys doing here” “Is it really becoming a tech company?” I often describe it as a Fischer Price; those toys where you do everything – you can see noise, you can see sound, you can play with different materials,” said Donchev, in the clip.
“I personally started my career in gaming and I find it super exciting. I think it develops skills that are very important in today’s society and to be successful at work. So for example, people understand what it takes and what kind of qualities it develops and most are parents. I’m a father of two, so I can say that I don’t always look at it positively, but having persistence to practise day after day to become good at something is a skill that’s required.”
Finally, Maersk’s Technology Lead expressed a belief that gamers’ ability to process vast amounts of information can also be an asset:
“Also, games can be quite overwhelming in terms of information. What is required for you to coordinate different information to take rapid decisions. And in today’s world where there is so much information and so much noise, this becomes essential for you to distinguish the signal from the noise to make the right decision. So we are absolutely looking for more gamers to join Maersk and to help us on our digital transformation,” concluded Donchev.