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Class Standing on Resume Q

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:39 pm

I am looking for some advice related to how to display my class standing on my resume to seek out employment for 1L summer. At my school there isn't class rank just a sheet that breaks down class standing by % (top 5%, 10%, 15%, etc.) Well I missed top 25% by .009 so I imagine I am literally the first person outside the top quarter is there anyway I can display this to potential employers without coming across as a douche, or should I just put that I am top 30%?

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Re: Class Standing on Resume Q

Postby horseradish » Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:59 pm

GPA: 3.XX (GPA of 3.XX = Approximate top 25%)

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Re: Class Standing on Resume Q

Postby Renzo » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:27 pm

horseradish wrote:GPA: 3.XX (GPA of 3.XX = Approximate top 25%)


No. Don't ever round up. If you are the not in the top 25%, you cannot approximate in your own favor.

If your school doesn't rank you, ask your career services for guidance. If they still won't approximate your rank, just list you GPA. People who receive your resume aren't going to know exactly if you are the 24.87%ile or the 26.01%, but if they are familiar with your school they will know you are about at 25%, and that's what you are trying to convey.

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Re: Class Standing on Resume Q

Postby notedgarfigaro » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:34 pm

At my school, you put your percentile, and then if you want, you can say X%=xxx GPa. That way, you can show how close you are to the next percentile without rounding (if you want)

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Re: Class Standing on Resume Q

Postby jackattack17 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:59 pm

Renzo wrote:
horseradish wrote:GPA: 3.XX (GPA of 3.XX = Approximate top 25%)


No. Don't ever round up. If you are the not in the top 25%, you cannot approximate in your own favor.

If your school doesn't rank you, ask your career services for guidance. If they still won't approximate your rank, just list you GPA. People who receive your resume aren't going to know exactly if you are the 24.87%ile or the 26.01%, but if they are familiar with your school they will know you are about at 25%, and that's what you are trying to convey.


I'm pretty sure you can do this (it's how we do it at my school). Just list your GPA, then beside it list the 25% cutoff. You're not rounding up, you're just showing the comparison, and the reviewer can see that you're right at 25%.

e.g. GPA: 3.60 (Top 25% = 3.61)

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Re: Class Standing on Resume Q

Postby Renzo » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:17 pm

jackattack17 wrote:
Renzo wrote:
horseradish wrote:GPA: 3.XX (GPA of 3.XX = Approximate top 25%)


No. Don't ever round up. If you are the not in the top 25%, you cannot approximate in your own favor.

If your school doesn't rank you, ask your career services for guidance. If they still won't approximate your rank, just list you GPA. People who receive your resume aren't going to know exactly if you are the 24.87%ile or the 26.01%, but if they are familiar with your school they will know you are about at 25%, and that's what you are trying to convey.


I'm pretty sure you can do this (it's how we do it at my school). Just list your GPA, then beside it list the 25% cutoff. You're not rounding up, you're just showing the comparison, and the reviewer can see that you're right at 25%.

e.g. GPA: 3.60 (Top 25% = 3.61)

This is totally legit.

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Re: Class Standing on Resume Q

Postby Lasers » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:50 pm

Renzo wrote:
jackattack17 wrote:
Renzo wrote:
horseradish wrote:GPA: 3.XX (GPA of 3.XX = Approximate top 25%)


No. Don't ever round up. If you are the not in the top 25%, you cannot approximate in your own favor.

If your school doesn't rank you, ask your career services for guidance. If they still won't approximate your rank, just list you GPA. People who receive your resume aren't going to know exactly if you are the 24.87%ile or the 26.01%, but if they are familiar with your school they will know you are about at 25%, and that's what you are trying to convey.


I'm pretty sure you can do this (it's how we do it at my school). Just list your GPA, then beside it list the 25% cutoff. You're not rounding up, you're just showing the comparison, and the reviewer can see that you're right at 25%.

e.g. GPA: 3.60 (Top 25% = 3.61)

This is totally legit.

TCR.

career services + firms have said this works.

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Re: Class Standing on Resume Q

Postby horseradish » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:39 pm

Renzo wrote:
jackattack17 wrote:
Renzo wrote:
horseradish wrote:GPA: 3.XX (GPA of 3.XX = Approximate top 25%)


No. Don't ever round up. If you are the not in the top 25%, you cannot approximate in your own favor.

If your school doesn't rank you, ask your career services for guidance. If they still won't approximate your rank, just list you GPA. People who receive your resume aren't going to know exactly if you are the 24.87%ile or the 26.01%, but if they are familiar with your school they will know you are about at 25%, and that's what you are trying to convey.


I'm pretty sure you can do this (it's how we do it at my school). Just list your GPA, then beside it list the 25% cutoff. You're not rounding up, you're just showing the comparison, and the reviewer can see that you're right at 25%.

e.g. GPA: 3.60 (Top 25% = 3.61)

This is totally legit.


This is exactly what I was saying to begin with...




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