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Median

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:43 pm

Top 50%--is that something you want to include on a resume? I'm top 45% or so. should I just leave my rank off the resume?

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Re: Median

Postby showNprove » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:47 pm

Whenever I communicate with potential employers, I always highlight the qualities that make me seem average.

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Re: Median

Postby mhd08 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:53 pm

I've been told to always list your GPA or rank. One attorney told me that if you don't list anything, he assumes the worst. I'd rather list median than have a recruiter think I'm dead last in my class.

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Re: Median

Postby Cupidity » Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:04 pm

It depends what your GPA looks like alone. If you are at an inflated school and your median GPA is a 3.3 or so, just put that. If you are at a school that runs a <3.0 median, definitely say your rank.

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Re: Median

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:57 pm

i put top 1/2 on mine but wasn't sure. that's 3.44 (frustrating b/c i'm probably top 36% but my school doesn't break it down after 30%).

it has been working ok so far for me.

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Re: Median

Postby Helmholtz » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:00 pm

Cupidity wrote:It depends what your GPA looks like alone. If you are at an inflated school and your median GPA is a 3.3 or so, just put that. If you are at a school that runs a <3.0 median, definitely say your rank.


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Re: Median

Postby darklighter13 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:i put top 1/2 on mine but wasn't sure. that's 3.44 (frustrating b/c i'm probably top 36% but my school doesn't break it down after 30%).

it has been working ok so far for me.


If the published cut-off is significantly lower, then you can put that on your resume too:

GPA: 3.44 (median = 3.21)

Or, for that matter, if you're close to the cutoff, top 33% = 3.47.

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Re: Median

Postby Helmholtz » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:22 pm

darklighter13 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:i put top 1/2 on mine but wasn't sure. that's 3.44 (frustrating b/c i'm probably top 36% but my school doesn't break it down after 30%).

it has been working ok so far for me.


If the published cut-off is significantly lower, then you can put that on your resume too:

GPA: 3.44 (median = 3.21)

Or, for that matter, if you're close to the cutoff, top 33% = 3.47.


Or-

GPA: 3.44 (probably something like top 36% or so I think)

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Re: Median

Postby mths » Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:52 pm

Helmholtz wrote:
darklighter13 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:i put top 1/2 on mine but wasn't sure. that's 3.44 (frustrating b/c i'm probably top 36% but my school doesn't break it down after 30%).

it has been working ok so far for me.


If the published cut-off is significantly lower, then you can put that on your resume too:

GPA: 3.44 (median = 3.21)

Or, for that matter, if you're close to the cutoff, top 33% = 3.47.


Or-

GPA: 3.44 (probably something like top 36% or so I think)

:lol:




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