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Should applicants include low test scores on resumes if asked to include them?

Anonymous A

On a few MBB applications for first-year AC's out of undergrad, they ask for SAT scores. My Math score is my lowest score (600 range), though my other two categories are 800 and high-700. ACs have told me that recruiters only care about the math score though. Should I leave my scores off my resume at the risk of having my resume thrown out or judged by first round interviewers? My academic experience isn't very quant-heavy. I could include just a cumulated, overall score rather than the indivudal breakdown as another option.

Sara
Expert
replied on 08/08/2017
MBA Candidate at INSEAD / Ex McKinsey / Here to guide you from your very first steps

My personal advice, would be to be transparent (because if they really want some information, there is no way to hide it forever) but also to highlight your specific strengths

- mentioning both the total score and its breakdown

- highlighting other strenths and personal achievements on your CV: not only quantitative skills are taken into account, but also soft skills such as leadership, teamwork, personal initiative, etc.