MENSA on resume?

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UCLAorbust
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MENSA on resume?

Postby UCLAorbust » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:18 pm

Totally random question.....

I belong to MENSA, and was thinking of mentioning it on my resume for my applications, but would that look snobby to mention? I heard somewhere that listing it on professional resumes is a bad idea, but wasn't sure if the same went for applications.

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Glock
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Re: MENSA on resume?

Postby Glock » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:20 pm

Mensa can be tacky on a resume. Better to just put a bolded line the the middle that says: "I think I am better than everyone else"

UCLAorbust
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Re: MENSA on resume?

Postby UCLAorbust » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:21 pm

HAHAHAHA ok.

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Re: MENSA on resume?

Postby 4910 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:23 pm

lol mensa is easier than lindsey lohan to get into

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Re: MENSA on resume?

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:28 pm

No, let your class rank speak for itself.

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Re: MENSA on resume?

Postby kaiser » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:34 pm

Definitely don't put it

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Re: MENSA on resume?

Postby 03121202698008 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:39 pm

Definitely no. Especially since anyone at a top school is eligible to join. IIRC, a 167 on the LSAT is sufficient to join.

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Re: MENSA on resume?

Postby snailio » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:49 pm

I always emboss my MENSA membership on my resumes, gold of course, that way they can rub it and coo, it gives the resume that little extra je ne sais quoi

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Re: MENSA on resume?

Postby mattattack911 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:55 pm

snailio wrote:I always emboss my MENSA membership on my resumes, gold of course, that way they can rub it and coo, it gives the resume that little extra je ne sais quoi


snailio is pretty much using the best MENSA strategy ever. And proving the old saying "ask a silly question, get a silly answer" to be 100% true.

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Re: MENSA on resume?

Postby bp shinners » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:33 pm

I doubt the OP is a member of MENSA. If he was a member, he'd know the secret handshake and would just show up at the admissions office and perform it for an auto-admit.

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Re: MENSA on resume?

Postby UCLAorbust » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:23 am

actually I am, tho i admit that the test was a piece of cake.......and in my region, the "secret handshake" is a hug.........eew.

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Re: MENSA on resume?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:47 am

I don't think law schools admissions would hold it against you, but hopefully you have enough stuff to fill out a resume that's more impressive. If you were to include it, I'd keep it somewhere less prominent like the interests/hobbies section.

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Re: MENSA on resume?

Postby UCLAorbust » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:54 am

all things considered i've decided not to include it. thanks for the feedback (especially those of you that didn't include the usual obligatory insults that so many on this forum find it necessary to inject into every comment to make the OP feel bad).




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