Dear Habbooners, I have recently been asked how Trial Moderators are chosen a number of times. I have explained this to some of you, but I thought I would put it on the forum so everyone can understand the hiring process. Additionally, I will add some examples of good and bad Staff applications. The hiring process is extremely lengthy, and takes a great deal of time. 1) Staff applications are reviewed. -Each application is reviewed, regardless of how many there are. I find it EXTREMELY unfair to not read every one, considering that some people spend hours creating the perfect application. This month, 788 applications were reviewed. 2) Staff are asked for their recommendations. -When 50-100 names have been chosen from the applications, they are written down and Staff are asked to give their recommendations. -Staff are NOT allowed to pick friends, if they have been seen speaking extensively with one user, or being overly friendly, that person is not allowed to be nominated. If at any point through checking chatlogs Staff are seen speaking to the user, the Staff member is given a strike, and the person's nomination is not counted. -If any of the nominated users names match with the applications picked out by the managers, they are looked at in further detail. 3) Online time, chatlogs and activity are reviewed. -Each user with an exceptional application or matching nomination and application have their chatlogs, online time and hotel activity checked. Users who have decent online times, chatlogs and are seen being helpful, interactive or hosting events are put into the next phase. 4) Interviews -Roughly 10-20 users make it through to the interview phase. Each user is asked a number of questions regarding their applications, chatlogs, activities and what the job requires. 5) Trial Moderators -Those successful in the interview phase are given the chance to prove themselves in our Trial Moderator program. Roughly 60% of people chosen are successful and are made full time Moderators.