Write Top 10% on resumes or top 7% or give class rank?

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Which should I write?

Top 10%
7
37%
Top 7.5%
0
No votes
Top 7%
4
21%
Give exact class rank fraction
8
42%
 
Total votes: 19

rapstar
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Write Top 10% on resumes or top 7% or give class rank?

Postby rapstar » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:30 pm

my class rank is 6.99%. should i write on my resume top 10% or top 7%. i feel that the drawback of writing top 7% is that the employer will automatically know i'm 7%, whereas top 10 might suggest i'm ranked better than top 7%. (although, i'm sure that everyone would write top 5% if they were. also, i included 7.5% because perhaps some students use number like 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5 etc and it doesn't appear as certain that i'm exactly 7%
Last edited by rapstar on Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:33 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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blurbz
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Re: Write Top 10% on resumes or top 7% or give class rank?

Postby blurbz » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:31 pm

Either top 10% or the exact ranking. I have both on mine:

Top 10% (Ranked X of YYY)

goodolgil
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Re: Write Top 10% on resumes or top 7% or give class rank?

Postby goodolgil » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:45 pm

Guess you could also say 93rd Percentile.




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