When applying for a job do most companies request a copy of your transcript? Do companies verify all aspects of your resume?

For example, I put down that I majored in Economics on the resume, yet I majored in Social Science with a concentration in Economics. My degree reads Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, but my transcript reads concentration in Economics.

Should I have just said that I majored in SS?

So what is it on a resume that companies verify cocerning school? Thanks.

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so you lied. hopefully the HR isn't going to be a b!tch and call you out for that.

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so the next time, I should just put down that I majored in Social Sciences? I shouldn't even mention Econ at all?


I don't think that counts as a lie


Do comapanies really care about your major? I mean I have met guys who work for some big firm and they majored in stuff like government, IR and history. Granted these were guys who graduated from top 20 schools, but does the major really count that much in the hiring process?


I know so many people at my school who say "Emphasis in Finance and Accounting" (that's the concentration for 99% of the students), but they haven't even taken any finance/accounting electives yet. Sure, they probably plan to, but still. I guess if they know their technicals, it doesn't even matter.


Its a lie but I don't think you'll get dinged for it.

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if your transcript doesn't say that you are an econ MAJOR then it's a lie. you can have an emphasis in anything you want but they can easily find out what you are majoring in by asking you for a copy of your transcript.


just state whatever your major is and put "specialize in economics". your major isn't going to matter as much as being truthful. it's not worth the risk.


just put exactly what's on your transcript

if HR really wanted to they could terminate any contract w/you before you have a chance to explain


Up until what point of your career, would employer care about your GPA and request a copy of your college transcript?
Say, you graduated 5 years ago, worked in other industries (both finance related and non-related), and it's going to be your first Ibanking job. Would employer still ask for your college GPA and demand to see your transcript?


nah. i dont think so. like, im a finance major, but it doesn't say so on my transcript b/c im not really "allowed" to declare major until the beginning on my junior year.


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