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Would scoring high on my GMAT help me land an IBanking Job?

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Would scoring high on my GMAT help me land an IBanking Job? [#permalink] New post 30 May 2013, 22:12
Would scoring high on my GMAT help me land an Investment Banking Analyst Job?

I don't have much experience in finance. I work at NY Life, currently, but I feel that hurt my chances of landing a respectable Investment Banking job.
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Re: Would scoring high on my GMAT help me land an IBanking Job? [#permalink] New post 30 May 2013, 22:15
The thing with the GMAT is.. A low one can hurt you... But a high one need not necessarily help you.... And that applies wherever the GMAT is a concern..
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Re: Would scoring high on my GMAT help me land an IBanking Job? [#permalink] New post 30 May 2013, 22:18
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The thing with the GMAT is.. A low one can hurt you... But a high one need not necessarily help you.... And that applies wherever the GMAT is a concern..


Thanks for your input. Well, considering that I am applying for jobs, it seems like a low risk, high reward. If I get a 700+ score I can put it on my resume and people may take me more seriously. If I plan on going to get an MBA, I should be taking it any how. I just want some extra motivation, I guess.
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Re: Would scoring high on my GMAT help me land an IBanking Job? [#permalink] New post 30 May 2013, 22:22
Dont get me wrong... If all other parts of your application are good, the GMAT CAN play a part in scholarship considerations and IB jobs probably have an unofficial cut-off at 720.. So there is your motivation to score well... I'm just sayin that if the other parts of the application are not good, even a 770 GMAT cannot do much to help...
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Re: Would scoring high on my GMAT help me land an IBanking Job? [#permalink] New post 30 May 2013, 22:29
Yikes, 720 huh?
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Re: Would scoring high on my GMAT help me land an IBanking Job? [#permalink] New post 30 May 2013, 22:35
Yes.. Atleast that is what I could gather from the internet about the bulge bracket banks...
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Re: Would scoring high on my GMAT help me land an IBanking Job? [#permalink] New post 31 May 2013, 06:32
Even coming out of business school looking for Associate positions I have been told that bulge bracket banks and the MBB recruiting firms want to see your GMAT score on your resume.
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Re: Would scoring high on my GMAT help me land an IBanking Job? [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2013, 06:58
I've heard of a potential 700 cutoff (even that I'm not sure I believe 100%), but never a 720.

If you've jumped through all the networking hoops and played the game correctly, a few points on your GMAT isn't going to be a deciding factor.
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