New Job. Also: Destiny?

by Darius Kazemi on October 25, 2005

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I recently started a new job, my first full-time position in the game industry.

When I was in 8th grade, I had to take one of those ridiculous standardized tests that determines your career aptitude. Even at the tender age of 13, I knew that these tests were complete crap and your future is not hardwired into your brain before you even finish puberty.

But I took the test. It listed a primary career aptitude along with a secondary career aptitude. The first one was pretty much a no brainer. ENGINEER, it said. Hey, makes sense, I thought. Doesn’t take a genius to know that a kid who loves math and science and programs in several different computer languages would make a pretty decent engineer. But then the second aptitude came up. ENTERTAINER, it said. I was sort of shocked. Why in the world would it peg me as an entertainer? At the time, I wasn’t terribly outgoing or anything. I figured it was definitely proof that the test was complete crap.

And yet. And yet here I am now, involved in an industry that bridges engineering and entertainment. It’s a really great feeling. I might post details later. I might not.

I still think that test is crap, by the way.


Bill October 26, 2005 at 2:45 pm

Darius – maybe not total crap… I was told that I would be a good computer scientist, educator and priest. And thanks to World of Warcraft I have mangaed to hit the third one…

Craig Perko October 26, 2005 at 4:02 pm

Bill, that has to be the funniest comment I’ve read in a week. :D

I love aptitude tests. I always try for the most fun answer. I wanted to get “fisherman” or “fascist dictator”, but apparently the career options weren’t creative enough.

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