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What do we look for in staff applications?

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There are countless things that we look for in staff applications. Below, we've listed a list of each thing that we look at in an applicant, as well as a brief description.


  • Effort
    • When reviewing applications for staff positions, we view the effort that the user put into the application. It is important that a user puts as much effort as possible into an application; after all, it is a job application. If an applicant can't put decent effort into their application, it's hard for us to believe that they'd put enough effort into the job they have applied for.
  • Spelling and Grammar
    • Spelling and grammar are HUGE. A staff member must have good spelling and grammar. This is important for many reasons. First of all, for a staff member to be understood and taken seriously, they must be able to use proper spelling and grammar. This includes the use of chatspeak. RuneHQ staff will not use uncommon acronyms and will not leave letters off words to save time. In addition, RuneHQ staff capitalizes the first word of each sentence and puts a proper end mark at the end of each sentence. We will not tolerate a lack of capitalization of first person nominative pronouns! We always capitalize the pronoun "I." We check for grammar and spelling accuracy in both applications and in the applicant's posts.
  • Professionalism
    • We look for professionalism in every applicant. It is important that a staff member is professional at all times. Each staff member must stay professional even at the hardest of times. A staff member represents RuneHQ; it is their job to stay professional and represent RuneHQ in the best way possible. A staff member must be able to act professional not only on RuneHQ, but wherever they are, whether it be on other websites, on RuneScape, or in their everyday life. We check for professionalism in both an applicant's application and posts.
  • Discipline History
    • When reviewing applicants, we view their discipline history. If an applicant is receiving disciplines, they don't understand the rules, and if someone doesn't understand the rules it is nearly impossible for them to enforce them. We always send a reminder of our rules before issuing a discipline If a user continues to break a rule after being reminded, this shows that they cannot take instruction, which is something that is key for RuneHQ staff. When a staff member is given instruction, they are expected to follow the instructions after being asked only once.
  • Activity
    • We view an applicant's activity on RuneHQ. If an applicant is not active, they won't be able to fulfill their duties as a staff member. We expect that each staff member is able to spend time on RuneHQ every day and is able to dedicate enough time to fulfill their requirements.
  • Time Zone
    • We must have staff members from a variety of areas so that there will always be available staff members. If all of our staff members lived in GMT, there would be certain hours of the day when we would have a lack of coverage. For this reason, we take each applicant's time zone into consideration.
  • Conflict of Interest
    • We require that each staff member doesn't work on any other website. We want our staff members to focus their efforts on RuneHQ and not any other websites that they may work for.
  • Attitude
    • A RuneHQ staff member must display a positive attitude at all times. We want our staff to present a positive image. We're not a bunch of pessimists! We're fun, hardworking people, and we want all of our staff members to be that way.
  • Teamwork
    • A staff member must be able to work as a member of a team. We are a staffing team; without teamwork and cooperation, RuneHQ wouldn't operate properly. We will not tolerate staff members who cannot work in a team with other staff members.
  • Chemistry
    • It is important that each staff member fits in to the staffing team. Somebody can be a perfect applicant, but if they just won't fit in, they won't be an effective staff member and they won't be happy as a staff member.
  • Parent Support
    • We require that each staff member has the consent of their parents before becoming a staff member. We cannot verify this in the initial application, but once an applicant is accepted, their parents will be required to sign a permission form. If a user does not have parental consent, they have no use applying for staff. This does not apply to applicants over the age of 18.
  • Fairness
    • A staff member must be fair. It is crucial that each staff member is fair to each member and does not give an advantage to any user, friend or foe.
  • Trustworthiness
    • A staff member is trustworthy. It is important for a staff member to tell the truth. If a staff member cannot be trusted, they shouldn't be on staff.


These are the main things we look for in a staff member. We will analyze each user's application, posts, and perform background checks. We can't be fooled. We want to hear what you have to say in your application, not what you think we want to hear.


With that aside, let me assure you that being on RuneHQ staff is fun. It's an amazing opportunity. It's a chance to help others, to make a difference.


We look forward to receiving your application!


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