Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

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Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby chiguy99 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:18 pm

As the Subj indicates, looking for a clever way to advertise this on a resume without lying. Top 1/3 would be nice for well documented reasons, but trying to think of some alternatives. Thoughts?

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby Johann » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:22 pm

Just list your GPA.

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby chiguy99 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:27 pm

I'm going to have my GPA, but wondering for rank line of resume. GPA in all actuality doesnt mean anything to an employer without a rank (unless that GPA reads 3.7+).

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby WokeUpInACar » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:29 pm

For the most part firms are going to know what the cutoffs are at your school. If not, just put top 35%.

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby ph14 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:30 pm

Can you just put your actual class rank? I.e., 34/100 or whatever.

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby BVest » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:23 pm

ph14 wrote:Can you just put your actual class rank? I.e., 34/100 or whatever.


This. If you say 68/203, they'll do the math in their head and say "Oh, top 1/3."
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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby YYZ » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:26 pm

I'm making up the numbers, but perhaps something like this would work.

GPA: 3.257 (Top 33%=3.258)

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby Druid » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:11 pm

Just say top third.

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby transferror » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:22 pm

Druid wrote:Just say top third.


Don't be dishonest. Say top third-ish. Professional and honest.

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby Chrstgtr » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:34 pm

You could put your class %.

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby Druid » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:18 pm

transferror wrote:
Druid wrote:Just say top third.


Don't be dishonest. Say top third-ish. Professional and honest.


No. There's no need to lawyer this up. .13% from actual top third is top third for all intents and purposes.

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby scholarlyprance » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:48 pm

i mean it's pretty likely that ONE person above you will transfer out before the year starts, right?

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby AccidentalAggie » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:06 pm

Bottom 2/3

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby transferror » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:11 pm

Druid wrote:
transferror wrote:
Druid wrote:Just say top third.


Don't be dishonest. Say top third-ish. Professional and honest.


No. There's no need to lawyer this up. .13% from actual top third is top third for all intents and purposes.


I was clearly joking...i.e., "ish."

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby kalvano » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:52 am

YYZ wrote:I'm making up the numbers, but perhaps something like this would work.

GPA: 3.257 (Top 33%=3.258)


The correct response.

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby sconnielaw13 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:04 am

+1

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby Druid » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:11 am

transferror wrote:
Druid wrote:
transferror wrote:
Druid wrote:Just say top third.


Don't be dishonest. Say top third-ish. Professional and honest.


No. There's no need to lawyer this up. .13% from actual top third is top third for all intents and purposes.


I was clearly joking...i.e., "ish."


My bad.

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby chiguy99 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:13 am

Thanks for the responses! While bottom 2/3 is tempting, Im thinking I like the "GPA: 3.257 (Top 33%=3.258)" example someone gave or just plain xx/xxx. thanks again

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby 02122015 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:18 am

You could also just say like "Top 35%" or something.

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby chiguy99 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:23 am

Yea 35% would work but I know the legal comm. has hard on for simple fractions. I'll prob just go simple and throw down xx/xxx because a 2 digit number looks sexy next to a 3 digit number and hope attys hate simple math and will just say "oh thats probably in the top third"

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby 02122015 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:40 am

chiguy99 wrote:Yea 35% would work but I know the legal comm. has hard on for simple fractions. I'll prob just go simple and throw down xx/xxx because a 2 digit number looks sexy next to a 3 digit number and hope attys hate simple math and will just say "oh thats probably in the top third"

"Class Rank: 98/105"

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby M458 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:45 am

MSPeast wrote:
chiguy99 wrote:Yea 35% would work but I know the legal comm. has hard on for simple fractions. I'll prob just go simple and throw down xx/xxx because a 2 digit number looks sexy next to a 3 digit number and hope attys hate simple math and will just say "oh thats probably in the top third"

"Class Rank: 98/105"


"Seems like top half to me!"

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby chiguy99 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:49 am

I see what you did there ...

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby michaelbluth » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:41 am

Check with career services/any published résumé guidance. Some schools (mine among them) permit rounding of rank, but not GPA, so 33.4x can become 33 but 33.54 must become 34 or may be 33.5 but 33.56 must be 33.6. Thus, at least at my school, you could say top 1/3 and be fine.

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Re: Top 33.46% --- How can I craft this?

Postby lawyerdown27 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:14 am

I would say actual class rank: ##/###. Same situation happened to me, and I later found out from friends that several interviewers actually checked top % for similar situations (even though outside one or two spots). Just don't lie on your resume. The parentheses percentage move might also be ok, but that just draws their attention to it, and you don't get points for being a boy scout like that IMO.



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