Listing (exact?) Class Percentile on resume

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What would you put on your resume?

Nothing wrong w/ saying Top 22%
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45%
Be safe, say Top 25%
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40%
Are you kidding me? Just say Top 21.8%, duh
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10%
Other
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5%
 
Total votes: 20

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futurelawyer413
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Listing (exact?) Class Percentile on resume

Postby futurelawyer413 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:29 pm

I know the first step is to check with your CDO, but am looking for a TLS idea/consensus. fyi - I am making this percentile up, there is no way I have this lol

Class Rank - 21.8%

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jeeptiger09
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Re: Listing (exact?) Class Percentile on resume

Postby jeeptiger09 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 11:33 pm

This is what I do (and this could be completely off base):

Class Rank: XX/XXX (Top XX%)

Say, hypothetically: 33/151, Top 22%--that way, employers can see your actual rank and do the math themselves if they want to be precise.

HTH

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Re: Listing (exact?) Class Percentile on resume

Postby Black-Blue » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:45 am

Top 22%

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Re: Listing (exact?) Class Percentile on resume

Postby kaiser » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:49 am

Nearest whole number that you are sure of, so you put top 22%

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futurelawyer413
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Re: Listing (exact?) Class Percentile on resume

Postby futurelawyer413 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:27 am

thx for the responses thus far. would it be really that weird/awkward if top 21.8% is listed on the resume?

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Heartford
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Re: Listing (exact?) Class Percentile on resume

Postby Heartford » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:51 am

futurelawyer413 wrote:thx for the responses thus far. would it be really that weird/awkward if top 21.8% is listed on the resume?


Not really- It just makes you look like someone who thinks there is a significant difference between the numbers 21.8 and 22.0. In polite circles, this kind of person is sometimes described as a "savant".

Seriously though, unless you're maybe top 15% or below, I feel like the "XX/XXX" format looks nicer.

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Re: Listing (exact?) Class Percentile on resume

Postby traehekat » Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:42 am

Likely irrelevant, but any thoughts on putting "XX/XXX (top X%)" versus "ranked X out of XXX students (top X%)"?

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Re: Listing (exact?) Class Percentile on resume

Postby Kendi » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:09 pm

Say top 21%. Round down!

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Re: Listing (exact?) Class Percentile on resume

Postby Black-Blue » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:11 pm

Kendi wrote:Say top 21%. Round down!

No, top 21.00000001% is still only top 22%.

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Re: Listing (exact?) Class Percentile on resume

Postby Heartford » Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:29 pm

Black-Blue wrote:
Kendi wrote:Say top 21%. Round down!

No, top 21.00000001% is still only top 22%.


Uh oh, fifteen minutes till Judge Wapner.




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