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# Skip AWA?

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11 Jun 2008, 01:08
So I'm planning on retaking GMAT before school starts. What is the value in AWA in terms of job applications. Do any recruiters actually ask for the AWA.. in which case could I not use my first AWA (5.5).?
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11 Jun 2008, 05:10
This is a good question. I am wondering the same thing.
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11 Jun 2008, 06:24
I believe if you skip the AWA, they do not count the score? I think that skipping the portion used to be pretty common place, so you now have to at least attempt something for the score to be valid.

Not sure if this is correct though, worth looking into!

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11 Jun 2008, 06:31
I'm unfamiliar with job applications post-mba or even for internships after the first year. Do they ask for your GMAT score?
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**I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a$$. GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings Director Joined: 18 Dec 2007 Posts: 983 Location: Hong Kong Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology Schools: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) - Class of 2010 Followers: 13 Kudos [?]: 135 [0], given: 10 Re: Skip AWA? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 11 Jun 2008, 06:44 some companies ask for GMAT scores in their application forms. Its not a dealbreaker, but certainly helps to get you past a potential filter point. Director Joined: 18 Sep 2006 Posts: 962 Location: Chicago, IL Schools: Chicago Booth 2010 Followers: 6 Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 0 Re: Skip AWA? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 11 Jun 2008, 11:00 why do you want to skip it? do you think it detracts from the rest of your test taking? Director Joined: 18 Dec 2007 Posts: 983 Location: Hong Kong Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology Schools: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) - Class of 2010 Followers: 13 Kudos [?]: 135 [0], given: 10 Re: Skip AWA? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 11 Jun 2008, 16:06 save me some time so I can see my kids earlier. Dont want to waste effort on something which has no value. GMAT Club Legend Affiliations: HHonors Diamond, BGS Honor Society Joined: 05 Apr 2006 Posts: 5926 Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009 GMAT 1: 730 Q45 V45 WE: Business Development (Consumer Products) Followers: 321 Kudos [?]: 2085 [0], given: 7 Re: Skip AWA? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 11 Jun 2008, 16:38 If I can ask, whats your GMAT score? GMAT Club Legend Joined: 10 Apr 2007 Posts: 4318 Location: Back in Chicago, IL Schools: Kellogg Alum: Class of 2010 Followers: 89 Kudos [?]: 755 [0], given: 5 Re: Skip AWA? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 11 Jun 2008, 19:15 rhyme wrote: If I can ask, whats your GMAT score? I think toga got in the 600-620 range. _________________ Kellogg Class of 2010...still active and willing to help. However, I do not do profile reviews, don't offer predictions on chances and am far to busy to review essays, so save the energy of writing me a PM seeking help for these. If I don't respond to a PM that is not one of the previously mentioned trash can destined messages, please don't take it personally I get so many messages I have a hard to responding to most. The more interesting, compelling, or humorous you message the more likely I am to respond. GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings Director Joined: 18 Dec 2007 Posts: 983 Location: Hong Kong Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology Schools: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) - Class of 2010 Followers: 13 Kudos [?]: 135 [0], given: 10 Re: Skip AWA? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 11 Jun 2008, 23:07 riverripper wrote: rhyme wrote: If I can ask, whats your GMAT score? I think toga got in the 600-620 range. bang in the middle. 610 VP Joined: 24 Sep 2006 Posts: 1359 Followers: 10 Kudos [?]: 199 [0], given: 0 Re: Skip AWA? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 12 Jun 2008, 20:19 Some cos require you to fill extensive forms online when applying. Those forms include typical stuff such as name, b-school grades (if they can be disclosed), undergrad GPA, etc., but at times may include GMAT, SATs, high school attended and degree obtained, and all sorts of stuff. Others just ask for a resume but then ask for other information during the interview(s). The introduction leads to the following: even if you are almost sure they (employers) won't care about your AWA, wouldn't you want the peace of mind of knowing you did fine? You'd hate to see it come haunt you later on, even if it's only on your mind and they are not really caring about it. L. Senior Manager Joined: 12 Nov 2006 Posts: 469 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0 Re: Skip AWA? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Jul 2008, 07:12 togafoot wrote: So I'm planning on retaking GMAT before school starts. What is the value in AWA in terms of job applications. Do any recruiters actually ask for the AWA.. in which case could I not use my first AWA (5.5).? I really cannot imagine any circumstance where not doing the AWA will cause a problem...you already got a 5.5 previsouly, so when asked you can always tell them that. If they ask for a specific test date, and for example your highest score is this time at 650 and 0.0 AWA, you can always say well i skipped it because XYZ, and i took AWA last time and got 5.5. I'm sure they interviewer will just be like ok and move on. SVP Joined: 30 Apr 2008 Posts: 1874 Location: Oklahoma City Schools: Hard Knocks Followers: 42 Kudos [?]: 590 [0], given: 32 Re: Skip AWA? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Jul 2008, 07:16 Sure the interviewer might do that if you get to that point. aceman626 wrote: togafoot wrote: So I'm planning on retaking GMAT before school starts. What is the value in AWA in terms of job applications. Do any recruiters actually ask for the AWA.. in which case could I not use my first AWA (5.5).? I really cannot imagine any circumstance where not doing the AWA will cause a problem...you already got a 5.5 previsouly, so when asked you can always tell them that. If they ask for a specific test date, and for example your highest score is this time at 650 and 0.0 AWA, you can always say well i skipped it because XYZ, and i took AWA last time and got 5.5. I'm sure they interviewer will just be like ok and move on. _________________ ------------------------------------ J Allen Morris **I'm pretty sure I'm right, but then again, I'm just a guy with his head up his a$$.

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26 Jul 2008, 07:09
Probably wont bother resitting the GMAT now... Just dont have the time to study.. Moving countries, apartment hunting has sucked up the last 3 weeks. Unpacking, and arranging medical treatment for my ankle is taking up more time, still have to schedule a trip to Macau to get my visa stamped.
Furthermore, have to start hunting for a domestic helper to help the wife look after the kids when I start studying, making sure she babysits and cleans to the style we want and lastly, starting Mandarin lessons in a weeks time!!!
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