tycho_brahe wrote:i don't dispute that it can provide a small bonus. however, i do question, as subsequent posters have, whether or not the effort involved would be worth that small advantage.
tycho_brahe wrote:definitely don't do this. all you'd do is draw attention to the fact that you didn't participate. resumes are a place to sell yourself, not make excuses.DeSimone wrote:How ridiculous would it be to write something like "did not write on to LR as received transfer acceptance prior to competition"?
This sort of illustrates the issue here, and I'll agree with you that we're arguing about the effort:advantage ratio. Your last poast illustrates my earlier point, however, about perceptions. You've sort of proved my point that a first impression could be, "hmm, I wonder why this dood didn't even try to write-on...I guess he/she wasn't hedging bets, so how does that reflect upon his/her potential work ethic, if hired?"
As a matter of degree, some people are more willing than others to take steps to get a jerb. To be sure, I'm not telling OP or anyone else to do the competition or else they're fcked and will never get a job. Yet, ITE, I don't think it would be wise for anybody (especially someone like me, trying to advise the younger LS cohort) to take certain actions/shortcuts when it comes to activities/whatever that come into play during the jerb search. I'm not saying that it will or will not come up in an interview, but with the possibility that it does (as evidenced by poasters here being asked about it during OCI), why not hedge against a potentially awkward conversation? (as an aside, some schools won't do their transfer competitions until AFTER OCI, so my advice is more applicable in those situations, I'd think)