CV Questions - Tacky to list GMAT / GRE score

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by AuditGuy, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. AuditGuy

    AuditGuy Member

    A colleague of mine recently mention that he lists his GMAT score on his CV under his masters degree. Of course, it is in the top 5%, but was wondering thoughts on if this was tacky
  2. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    I would not care. What if they are higher then mine? Would hire someone and feel threatened by how smart they think they are?
  3. sentinel

    sentinel New Member

    I have seen c.v. with the GPA listed with each degree. However, that might work against the applicant for employment because a higher GPA is not always indicative of on-the-job performance nor of their ability to work as a member of a team. On the other hand, applicants with "fantastic" social skills and an average GPA might be an employer's worst nightmare.

    Now if I had an IQ of 250+ I might list that on the c.v. under WARNING: This applicant could have a mental breakdown and self-destruct as early as next week. ;-)
  4. Neoplato

    Neoplato New Member

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  5. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator


    Why not list his SAT scores while he's at it? :rolleyes:
  6. AuditGuy

    AuditGuy Member

    Well I'm glad we all agree on that one. Thanks!
  7. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    I list my grade from my History class is high school :eek:
  8. AV8R

    AV8R Active Member

    Oh, why stop there? I'm sure he's got some merit badges from elementary school or perhaps even some stickers for good behavior. :rolleyes:
  9. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    I still have a picture I drew in kindergarten which was so good, the teacher affixed a peace sign sticker and a written GROOVY!! :p
  10. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Really? :eek:
  11. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    I wouldn't jive you, cool cat! :p
  12. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Tacky. Self-absorbed. Petty.

    The GMAT is designed to predict one's success in graduate school, nothing more. (And a lot less, but that's another argument.) I would suspect his actual performance in grad school would be more telling.

    GPA isn't bad, but I don't list them myself. It's kind of a "I don't have anything else to say" effort for recent grads. (FWIW: 3.4 UG and 3.8 Grad.)
  13. Neoplato

    Neoplato New Member

    BTW, what about listing courses one has taken in grad school? I have seen a number of online resumes of recent MS-degree grads that have this.
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  14. buckwheat3

    buckwheat3 Master of the Obvious

    I agree, its a little tacky. It would be like shaking someone's hand and saying " Hey, you shake hands like the guy who fixes my Mercedes."
  15. edowave

    edowave Active Member

    I've seen a few resume books that recommend listing courses that are applicable to the job you are applying for. Especially if you have a generic sounding degree like "Interdisciplinary Studies", "Liberal Arts", and the like.
  16. me again

    me again Well-Known Member

    I graduated summa cume laude in my 9th grade wood shop class and it's now on my CV. :eek:
  17. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    "Cadillac." From the "Berg's Eye View" strip in Mad Magazine.
  18. AuditGuy

    AuditGuy Member

    I think that is fair game, especially if it is not readily apparent from your resume.

    Our HR rep has also said that he occasionally gets a resume with a photo attached...

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