BigZuck wrote:flawschoolkid wrote:hoos89 wrote:flawschoolkid wrote:no matter what you do, the first thing recruiters look at is your GPA. Make sure to put that somewhere easily visible. I had excellent results putting it in the subject line. YMMV
I wouldn't put it in the subject line unless it's good. A bad GPA in the subject line is less likely to get a look. Sure they'll have to see it eventually, but you want to at least give them something to like about you before they see a bad GPA.
True true. you can also put things like "top third" or "top 10%" or "15/340" or whatever you have to get them to open it.
Just because I think this thread needs WAY more arguing, the only place I put my GPA was on my resume. And nothing about ranking at all.
I got like 8 screeners from mass mailing that way. Putting GPA or ranking in the subject line seems really bizarre to me but YMMV as always.
I put percentile rank in the subject line and it worked quite well. I think it helps make your e-mail stand out a bit among the flood of resumes they're likely receiving. Obviously neither of us know what would have happened if we'd used the other tactic, but I don't think it's likely to hurt you on average if you put your (good) rank on the subject line. You're a job applicant; you're supposed to do a little self promotion. You're e-mailing a law firm recruiter not posting to Facebook.