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GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 09:53
Hey guys. What do you guys think about putting your GMAT on your resume? Is it unnecessary because its in the application? What if I'm handing out my resume at an MBA event?
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Re: GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 10:01
I think it's a little redundant since schools will have your scores from other parts of your application. Save the space to list a work/EC success or something that makes you an interesting candidate. Adcoms have seen (and dinged) lots of people with high GMAT scores, so putting a 7X0 on your resume won't make you as memorable as something unique.
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Re: GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 10:04
Many people do choose to publish their GMAT score on the resume.

1) Many companies do ask you to put down your GMAT score on their online application. However, this is optional. (i.e. - Goldman Sachs Online application)

2) This can be used as a comparison tool against others. Unless you have a truly impressive score, even 700 (which in my opinion is impressive) can look paltry against another applicant with 760 score.

3) If you are in top bschool, it is almost expected that you have a high GMAT score. (in most cases, that is) Perhaps a high GMAT score on the resume is more effective on resume when you are at less reputable bschool. (one might stand out more)
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Re: GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 10:05
There's a fair amount of debate on the issue.

One side is of the opinion that:

1. It makes you look kinda like a douche bag. Where you got your MBA should trump the score

on the other hand:
2. You would want to highlight the fact that you scored well (700+) in fact some firms IB/HF/PE actually ask you what your GMAT score was. For examples browse some of the posting on http://www.glocap.com.

At this point I'm undecided if I will put my GMAT score on my resume but I'm leaning toward leaving it off, as I do think it makes you look sort of like a douche.

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Re: GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 10:07
Sigh,

Let's do a roll call! I vote Undecided

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Re: GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 10:08
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Hey guys. What do you guys think about putting your GMAT on your resume? Is it unnecessary because its in the application? What if I'm handing out my resume at an MBA event?


Did you mean a resume for application to bschool, or a resume for a job post-MBA? I answered thinking it was for a bschool app..
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Re: GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 10:28
The general consensus for job apps during school is to put your GMAT score > 700
If you don't, companies will assume you got below 700
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Re: GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 10:56
I think he's referring to his resume used for applying to B school, not applying to companies post-MBA. In that case, I would vote "no".
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Re: GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 11:02
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Did you mean a resume for application to bschool, or a resume for a job post-MBA? I answered thinking it was for a bschool app..


I actually did mean the b-school application resume, and not so much a job post resume. And even more specifically MBA events (e.g Access MBA) where there are reps from a lot of schools who don't have your application on hand.

However, regarding the job posting:
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1. It makes you look kinda like a douche bag. Where you got your MBA should trump the score


So if I didn't get into an elite, or ultra-elite, or uber-elite, or ludicrously-elite program then I should definitely put my GMAT on my resume when applying for a position?
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Re: GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 11:10
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...or ludicrously-elite program ...

Reminds me of Spaceballs....

"We're gonna have to go right to ludicrous speed."

:lol:
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Re: GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 11:21
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alank19 wrote:
...or ludicrously-elite program ...

Reminds me of Spaceballs....

"We're gonna have to go right to ludicrous speed."

:lol:


HELMET: Who made that man a gunner?
MAJOR: I did, sir. He's my cousin.

HELMET: Who is he?

SANDURZ: He's an Asshole, sir.

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HELMET: And his cousin?

SANDURZ: He's an Asshole, too, sir. Gunner's-mate, 1st Class, Philip Asshole.

HELMET: How many Assholes we got on this ship, anyhow?

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HELMET: I knew it. I'm surrounded by Assholes. Keep firing, Assholes.
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Re: GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 12:01
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ryguy904 wrote:
alank19 wrote:
...or ludicrously-elite program ...

Reminds me of Spaceballs....

"We're gonna have to go right to ludicrous speed."

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HELMET: Who made that man a gunner?
MAJOR: I did, sir. He's my cousin.

HELMET: Who is he?

SANDURZ: He's an Asshole, sir.

HELMET: I know that. What's his name?

SANDURZ: That is his name, sir. Asshole, Major Asshole.

HELMET: And his cousin?

SANDURZ: He's an Asshole, too, sir. Gunner's-mate, 1st Class, Philip Asshole.

HELMET: How many Assholes we got on this ship, anyhow?

ALL: Yo!

HELMET: I knew it. I'm surrounded by Assholes. Keep firing, Assholes.
:m16


I think this thread has gone to plaid.
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Re: GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 12:09
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Re: GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 12:13
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btw my ATM code is 12345


is there a reason for your stupidity in this thread?
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Re: GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 12:36
Anyway, getting this thread back on topic...

I think there is no need to have your gmat score on your resume for business school application purposes.

As you apply for jobs while in school, it may make sense if you are above a certain score (maybe 720 or so).

After you are out of school, it will just look silly. If a company asks for it later on, fine. But take if off at that point.
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Re: GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2011, 02:48
It is not necessary, why you are thinking to give these details, Your resume will be considered according to skills and requirement not on the basis of GMAT score. Be specific, give that much details which is required or asked.
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Re: GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2011, 07:01
How is putting your GMAT any different than putting your GPA? They both are numerical qualifications you posess. Does everyone who says nay to GMAT score also say nay to GPA?
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Re: GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2011, 10:47
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Re: GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2011, 16:46
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How is putting your GMAT any different than putting your GPA? They both are numerical qualifications you posess. Does everyone who says nay to GMAT score also say nay to GPA?


I put mine on for this reason and for interviewers. A lot of the interviewers are application-blind, and I've heard of them asking for your GMAT. Point blank, it's relevant to the process and doesn't hurt anyone or take up any space.
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Re: GMAT and resume [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2011, 19:43
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