Offer Rescinded: Be extra careful about what's on your resume

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Sep 4, 2021 - 9:32pm

Geez. I thought going 3.55 to 3.6 was normal. You mind sharing the score?

  • Investment Manager in HF - Other
Sep 4, 2021 - 9:42pm

If you accurately rounded (I.e. 3.55 -> 3.6 and not 3.51 -> 3.6 or 3.55 -> 3.60) that wouldn't be a reason to rescind your offer. Being one point off on the ACT is, mostly because it shows integrity issues. Like you said, it was a stupid thing to lie on as it probably had 0 impact on you getting the job. 

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Sep 5, 2021 - 3:31am

Hey, I did something similar - I transferred between universities, so at my first university I got a 3.9, at my current university I have a 3.7, and I have my GPA listed as "Cumulative GPA: 3.8" (which is the average of the two GPAs), can this screw me over later onwards?

  • Associate 3 in IB-M&A
Sep 5, 2021 - 4:42pm

Yes, unless you've taken exactly equivalent credits at each your GPA is not the average

The most accepted way to do it is to list whatever your current cumulative GPA is - whether they include your old school GPA or not. If you don't want to do this, put individual GPAs for both schools.

GPA is like the one thing they will consistently verify so don't play any games with it

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Sep 5, 2021 - 1:49am

I don't believe this for a second. They can't use a background check to pull up your ACT score/ it's not public information and rounding a gpa to the nearest tenth is pretty standard. Something else happened. Unless you provided materials with your ACT score, a college transcript wouldn't even list it. This is such a weird post, that said, yeah, dumb kids, don't lie about things on your resume. If you do and get caught, it can go very very poorly.

Sep 5, 2021 - 3:15am

I don't believe this for a second. They can't use a background check to pull up your ACT score/ it's not public information and rounding a gpa to the nearest tenth is pretty standard. Something else happened. Unless you provided materials with your ACT score, a college transcript wouldn't even list it. This is such a weird post, that said, yeah, dumb kids, don't lie about things on your resume. If you do and get caught, it can go very very poorly.

This. 

Sep 5, 2021 - 3:31am

Hey, I did something similar - I transferred between universities, so at my first university I got a 3.9, at my current university I have a 3.7, and I have my GPA listed as "Cumulative GPA: 3.8" (which is the average of the two GPAs), can this screw me over later onwards?

  • Incoming Analyst in IB - Cov
Sep 5, 2021 - 8:26am

You should probably calculate your overall college GPA instead. Depending on the grades you got in each school term you might be misreporting by averaging the two 

  • Research Analyst in HF - Other
Sep 5, 2021 - 3:40pm

Whenever we have rescinded an offer we NEVER state the reasons why. This is standard practice at pretty much every place because giving reasons only opens you up to potential lawsuits. Everyone is employed at will and can be fired for any reason, besides the protected ones of course. It's very odd that a bulge bracket would tell you the specific reasons your offer was rescinded. 

Sep 5, 2021 - 2:38am

Highly doubt it was the ACT score. 

Stuff like this happens when one of your references says something unfavorable about you. This might have questioned their hiring decision. 

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