Making a living by playing a favorite game sounds like a dream job, and with the boosting services being a reality and experiencing a rising demand, more and more gamers are trying to make their way into the career of professional WoW players and land their role as Booster.
While the competition is relatively high, you can improve your chances of making a dream come true – let’s find out what skills you should focus on to become a booster and write down a few suggestions on finding and getting the job.
Getting the Job in Boosting
Some players with a build-up in-game network will use their social connections to try and find the right contacts, and others are inclined to the idea of the standard job search that involves the application process, resume, and interview. Everything works as long as it helps you get the role, and we will highlight the critical points of the journey to becoming a Booster.
1. Career in WoW – Understand the Aspiration
First, think of the main points that appeal to you about the WoW Boosting career and what drives you to apply for this specific role. Answer a few questions to understand better what’s essential for you and later uncover how that resonates with being a Booster.
- Do you want to do this because you feel passionate about World of Warcraft?
- Do you like working as a team player or prefer independence and relying on your skills?
- Set your priorities – a highly competitive salary or a comfortable work environment that suits your lifestyle?
- Which skills and traits make You a great candidate for the boosting job?
Think these through and write down a summary that you can access in the later paragraphs.
2. Understand WoW Booster Roles
Understanding your preferences and playstyle is vital to narrow it down to the specific role you should aim for and hone the related skills. The current market of WoW services is open for the following positions:
- Solo Booster (Selfplay and Piloted) – is a perfect option for independent players preferring to set their work tempo and complete various tasks, including leveling, gearing up, or hourly driving in all sorts of activities and solo adventures.
- Team Boosting – if you like working alongside other experienced players, have your capable team, or are willing to fill the vacant spot in the new group, this is the right fit for you. The team jobs primarily include Mythic+ Dungeons, Raids, and Rated PvP.
- Gold Supplier – a more narrowed down, stable choice for the ones who rely on their skills and knowledge. Job is very straightforward and requires you to farm the gold and provide the company with the stock.
- Coach – share your wisdom and experience with other players and help them improve their skills. While the Pro PvP players share the Arena expertise and teach others to secrets of PvP combat, professional PvE players can teach how to optimally play the class, use rotation, and run certain activities.
Consider what role suits your lifestyle the most – would you like to take on the solo orders whenever you want to, or play with a team at the cost of a more fixed schedule? How much time can you dedicate to the job daily or weekly, knowing that your salary depends mainly on time investments? Consider the main activities for each position to make your choice.
3. Highlight Professional Skills
Now that you have particular role preferences, let’s see which crucial skills can benefit your application the most. Even if it’s your first time in the boosting, you can apply specific game skills and IRL experiences to the cause!
- A fast learner with good communication skills is an excellent fit for team boosting, where adaptation to ever-changing endgame content is necessary. The faster you can learn and discuss new encounters with your team or even lead by example, the quicker you can progress.
- Adaptability is an excellent trait in general – for example, being able to play any given class in the game and perform well under given circumstances may come in handy more often than you think.
- The ability to analyze metrics, find information online, and apply theory in practice is a big part of professional WoW playstyle. Theorycrafting is tedious but highly important.
- Endurance and patience – you’ll work with many repetitive tasks, and most team schedules extend to more than 8 hours of daily commitment. And boosters have to maintain focus during all that time.
- No matter the role, any company will expect you to have a profound game experience valued in played time records, in-game feats, and ratings.
4. Master Additional Instruments
To have a better understanding of your capabilities, track your progress, and have a good overview of your game feats, consider learning these instruments commonly used to evaluate WoW players;
- Warcraft Logs is an instrument of advanced combat analysis with a ranked performance system based on the provided data. Use it to evaluate the player’s performance on specific raid encounters or analyze actions of the top world players and benefit from these insights. As a leader, you can inspect your group’s performance and adjust accordingly.
- SimulationCraft is an important theory-crafting instrument used to optimize a character’s gear, talents, and rotation to achieve the best possible performance, which is one of the core requirements of the job.
- Raider.IO provides the score-based rating for M+ dungeon accomplishments, tracks raid progression, and includes the character inspection functionality of WoW Armory. Evaluate players’ efficiency in Mythic+ dungeons or utilize the recruitment notes to find people for M+ and Raid teams.
5. Build Up your WoW Profile
Use the mentioned tracking instruments to your advantage, and let’s prepare everything required for a presentable profile.
Most importantly, Improve your logs by analyzing chosen encounters and completing them efficiently. Do your best, and find well-geared groups capable of finishing the bosses quickly for better parses. Farm the specific bosses through LFG and upload the Logs with the Warcraftlogs Client if needed – get the high-ranking numbers and master the fights simultaneously!
While recruiters use the logs for both Raiding and M+ evaluations, pushing the M+ score to the highest numbers is most important if you focusing on boosting dungeons. Complete the specific dungeons on higher keys, and try to focus and improve the dungeons that are falling behind – the higher the score you can push, the better.
If needed, work on your achievements – explore relevant and older content, complete the Glory achievements in dungeons in raids, and build up some points to look better on the resume. It’s good to have over 9000! Try to complete current meta-achievements and hard modes to gain experience and demonstrate the capabilities.
6. Prepare the Resume
Now that you’ve got the stats to show, let’s make them look good and easy to access. Your resume should contain preferred contact information and a summary of your traits and experiences. Highlight the essential information for your specific roles, such as previous raiding experience or PvP titles from the past seasons.
Let’s begin with your main WoW Profile stats links – your Logs and Raider.IO Score.
Make and attach screenshots that add to your game expertise but cannot be tracked with external tools and cover your most notable achievements. The more relevant information you provide, the better!
7. Few Extra Words – Cover Letter
While the resume contains the summary and most important details, the Cover Letter allows you to share more about your experience with WoW and the skills you possess relevant to the considered role. You can share your excitement about the position and explain what makes you fit for the role. But remember to maintain the tone and keep to the short, relevant, and detailed narrative, straight to the point.
8. Find the Open Vacancies
Finding the options on the market is not that hard – any company will be happy to cooperate with a professional WoW player and have the application forms accessible from the website’s main page. For example, Kingboost has a «Work With Us» section placed in the header, which sends you to fill out an application form for the Booster position. Once you’ve sent the information, you just have to wait until the company contacts you.
9. Prepare for the Interview
Put any stressful notes aside – there is no reason to worry about the interview. Consider this an extra opportunity to share your value for the company in person and secure the role. It is normal to ask your own questions about your job and the boosting process in general. Be confident in your skills, show professional manners, and you’ll get your chance to shine.
10. Rehearse the Role – Do the Practice Runs
Another thing to do while you are waiting for an interview is to practice your game skills and catch the tempo – run the activities you are planning to boost and try to push yourself to the limits. I’ve been running the raid almost non-stop for a week, so by the time of my trial run, I could complete each encounter blindfolded, and when the moment came, I showed excellent results.