Since the looking for guild tool was put into the game, I’ve watched our recruitment officers deal with using it. It can be very beneficial in some respects but it comes with it’s own set of aggravations. Here are some tips for easing that aggravation off recruitment officers.
1. Put a Note – One of the biggest gripes of our two recruitment officers is that some level 1-9 or 55-58 dk will put in an application and put absolutely no note or just a one line “can I join ur guild?”. We’re a level 25, casual, family friendly guild. Our guild is rightfully somewhat protective of itself and therefore these applications are likely to be declined without thought – especially if the applicant isn’t online.
2. Be Online at some point. Our recruitment officers are on quite a bit – one only in the evenings and the other afternoon/evenings. Despite the fact that I don’t and won’t do recruitment, I also check the names on the list in the mornings when I log in [I have a toon with invite privileges strictly for guildie alts to be invited]. Anyway, many of these people are NEVER on. It’s like they create a new toon and forget [see number 1] or they are so rarely on that our officers can’t catch them to invite them. We have 9 applications currently – two are guildie alts whom we haven’t caught online and one other has been in contact and is considering several guilds. The other 6 just seem to be MIA.
3. We list in the guild finder what kind of people we’re looking for. If you don’t fit the bill, don’t apply. We don’t just blindly accept all applications.
4. If you’re a current guild member trying to get an alt in, don’t use ‘Looking for Guild’, just ask when people are on who can invite.
5. When our recruitment officers contact you to talk to you about an invite, be prepared to engage them in a little conversation. It’s nothing too deep of course, but they simply want to get a feel for how you might fit into our guild.
6. Don’t stand in the fire.
What pet peeves do other recruitment officers have about this new system?