GMAT Score on Resume?
Suppose I'm a HYP undergrad philosophy major with no quantitative skills to speak of. How beneficial would it be to put my gmat score (specifically the quant. score) on the top of my resume if it turns out to be pretty good?
I'm interested in consulting (and possibly S&T) jobs.
Will My GMAT Score Help Me Get Job?
Our users have different opinions about whether or not to put your GMAT scores on your resume. Some feel that putting your GMAT does not really signal quantitative ability but some users think that it could be helpful for non-target candidates.
User @patekphilippe" shared that putting your GMAT score can signal the intent to leave your job in short order:
Anyway, I would stray away from putting the GMAT on your resume unless you are applying to top investment banks, consulting firms, etc. where they expect you to leave after 2-3 years. Even with them, I would use discretion.
If you put the GMAT on your resume at other companies, they may be looking for a longer-term hire and they will think that you have your eyes sight on B-School and could leave within a year or two. Offer up your SAT instead. Only put it on your resume for the 2 years that you are in B-School.
User @The Phantom" shared that it doesn't really denote your quant skills:
GMAT score alone does not say anything about your quant abilities. You can get 750 scoring q45 v49, which is certainly nothing to brag about in Finance, because q45 is only 77th percentile.
To show off your quant knowledge, you'd have to score very high on quant section, show the break down, and pray to God that analyst who reads your resume knows the difference between q52 (100th percentile, nearly impossible to get even for math majors) and q50 (5% of all GMAT takers get that or higher).
User @indian-banker" shared that for those that don't go to HPY, including your strong GMAT scores can add credibility to your application.
For HYP undergrad, maybe it won't be that much help, but I would argue that for a non-target student, it could be really helpful. It gives you a credibility factor. Sure you can have a really high GPA, but that alone can be very skewed (rigor of courses) and is sometimes not a good indicator. In those cases, the GMAT will be reasonably representative of your abilities.
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