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Nothing from high school on resume

Postby shifty_eyed » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:10 am

Pretty much always true?

I started working at my current company while in high school, quit during college, and work here again. Should I include the high school position on my resume, or should I just leave it out? Different position in high school than I've had post-college.

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Re: Nothing from high school on resume

Postby Samara » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:14 am

I would leave it out. The resume isn't a comprehensive collection of everything you've done; it's a concise encapsulation of your best and most relevant experience and accomplishment.

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Re: Nothing from high school on resume

Postby gaud » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:17 am

I've been under the impression that high school info should be left out.

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Re: Nothing from high school on resume

Postby patrickd139 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:24 am

I'd only include something from high school if you were applying to a market which is a) extremely ties-centric, b) you high school was located in that market, and c) there's nothing else on your resume which indicates your ties to that market already.

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Re: Nothing from high school on resume

Postby Samara » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:25 am

patrickd139 wrote:I'd only include something from high school if you were applying to a market which is a) extremely ties-centric, b) you high school was located in that market, and c) there's nothing else on your resume which indicates your ties to that market already.

This is for law school admissions. I don't think ties matter for that.

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Re: Nothing from high school on resume

Postby patrickd139 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:08 pm

Samara wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:I'd only include something from high school if you were applying to a market which is a) extremely ties-centric, b) you high school was located in that market, and c) there's nothing else on your resume which indicates your ties to that market already.

This is for law school admissions. I don't think ties matter for that.

Lol. Didn't read the forum title. My bad. Carry on.

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Re: Nothing from high school on resume

Postby splitmuch » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:23 pm

Unrelated but I saw somebody who had National Merit Scholar listed on his resume to a law firm. As a 3L. Don't be that guy.

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Re: Nothing from high school on resume

Postby Samara » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:32 pm

splitmuch wrote:Unrelated but I saw somebody who had National Merit Scholar listed on his resume to a law firm. As a 3L. Don't be that guy.

Like, as a scholarship award for his undergraduate institution or listed as a separate award?

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Re: Nothing from high school on resume

Postby splitmuch » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:45 pm

Samara wrote:
splitmuch wrote:Unrelated but I saw somebody who had National Merit Scholar listed on his resume to a law firm. As a 3L. Don't be that guy.

Like, as a scholarship award for his undergraduate institution or listed as a separate award?


It was as a subpoitn under his UG

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Re: Nothing from high school on resume

Postby Samara » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:48 pm

splitmuch wrote:
Samara wrote:
splitmuch wrote:Unrelated but I saw somebody who had National Merit Scholar listed on his resume to a law firm. As a 3L. Don't be that guy.

Like, as a scholarship award for his undergraduate institution or listed as a separate award?


It was as a subpoitn under his UG

I thought the CW was to include UG scholarships, but I guess I am wrong. Good to know.

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Re: Nothing from high school on resume

Postby patrickd139 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:53 pm

splitmuch wrote:
Samara wrote:
splitmuch wrote:Unrelated but I saw somebody who had National Merit Scholar listed on his resume to a law firm. As a 3L. Don't be that guy.

Like, as a scholarship award for his undergraduate institution or listed as a separate award?


It was as a subpoitn under his UG

I feel like this is common.

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Re: Nothing from high school on resume

Postby splitmuch » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:54 pm

Samara wrote:
splitmuch wrote:
Samara wrote:
splitmuch wrote:Unrelated but I saw somebody who had National Merit Scholar listed on his resume to a law firm. As a 3L. Don't be that guy.

Like, as a scholarship award for his undergraduate institution or listed as a separate award?


It was as a subpoitn under his UG

I thought the CW was to include UG scholarships, but I guess I am wrong. Good to know.


The hiring chair at my firm didnt think so, and I didn't put it on mine, but its possible people differ. It may be too because the antional merit scholarship is so heavily based on high school test scores (the screenign psat is done during soph yr right?) that it seems tacky.

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Re: Nothing from high school on resume

Postby Flips88 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:00 pm

national merit scholarship paid for my entire undergrad. I always include it.

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Re: Nothing from high school on resume

Postby Samara » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:02 pm

splitmuch wrote:The hiring chair at my firm didnt think so, and I didn't put it on mine, but its possible people differ. It may be too because the antional merit scholarship is so heavily based on high school test scores (the screenign psat is done during soph yr right?) that it seems tacky.

Yeah, I have it currently on mine, but as part of a list, not it's own subpoint. It feels weird to me because it is based entirely on my PSAT score from 10th grade. But it was a full-tuition scholarship, so I don't know. I'm also fairly certain that no one will care about it, since it's not a particularly prestigious school and I didn't really accomplish much, haha.

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Re: Nothing from high school on resume

Postby splitmuch » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:06 pm

Flips88 wrote:national merit scholarship paid for my entire undergrad. I always include it.


Fair enough I guess. Thinking about it now it doesn't seem that unreasonable, but having the chair scoffingly point it out to me on someone's resume made me think it was. Maybe he was just cranky. I guess if you have room for it then it doesn't hurt, but if you have to start deciding what to leave off I'd think it'd go pretty early.




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