JoV Recruiting

Ok, I'll admit it... our recruiting is somewhat strict compared to most other guilds. The guild likes it like that since we like to know our guildmates, being tight knit, etc. That's what we're about. Bringing someone into the guild is not a huge deal, but it's not to be taken lightly either because bringing that person in will have an effect on all of us.

Below are my suggestions on what to do with someone wanting to join the guild. This is for YOU to do. DO NOT push someone off on me if they ask to join. Either handle it yourself or tell them no. There are two times when a recruit should be brought to my attention and they are noted below. YOU are to approach me not the candidate.

My Suggestions
  1. Every candidate has to have an internal referral from a full member. NO EXCEPTIONS. That member does all the recruiting steps below. If you don't know anyone in JoV that will sponsor you, then tough shit. That is the first goal - to have someone already in the guild willing to say you're worth bringing in.

  2. A long standing rule that I myself have had but never posted - no third time in. What that basically means is that if someone has been in the guild before and left twice, they are not welcome back in a third time without a UNANIMOUS VOTE from the guild. No one who's been booted from JoV may rejoin without a serious reconciliation.

  3. Ask them what guild and games they come from. Get some background. If its iffy, we don't need them. Remember, if you don't know this person and you're referring them into the guild, there's a problem.

  4. Make sure they have read and understand the Guild Guidelines.

  5. Ventrilo, forums, and whatever other communication tools we're using are a must for them to be signed up for or have a login for. Get then whatever client they need for each and make sure they understand they will be expected to use them. With Vent they can listen even if they have no mic since the necessary communication will be coming from the group/raid leader anyhow.

  6. After all of the above steps are completed... THEN introduce me and let me know you're sponsoring them.

If you have questions, concerns, whatnot - don't hesitate to ask the person to wait and talk to some other people about it. I'd rather have a potential recruit wait for a bit while we make sure that everything is cool than have someone in the guild that shouldn't be.

Everyone is on probation for 60 days and some people just don't make the cut. I'll happily go into details with any interested parties as to the reasons behind it and such, but I'll be dropping them first so that our guild's name isn't affected by the person while we discuss it.