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Old 02-08-2019, 07:23 PM
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Default What is the usual exam progress of a new graduate?

Hire a new grad or not depends on a lot of things.... but any min requirement on the exam progress for the HR to do simple screening?
I heard 2 is the minimum requirement in the US long time ago.
Any new norm in recent years?

(Please specify the region e.g. US, Canada, UK, ...)
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:11 PM
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In my old company there wasn’t a minimum requirement for screening. But most permanent grad positions were hired from interns. Applicants for internship usually had 1-2 exams. By the time they graduated from university, most people had 4-5 exams already. This was in Asia.
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In my old company there wasn’t a minimum requirement for screening. But most permanent grad positions were hired from interns. Applicants for internship usually had 1-2 exams. By the time they graduated from university, most people had 4-5 exams already. This was in Asia.
meh, not as competitive as Canada
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meh, not as competitive as Canada
Maybe, Asia has a few more openings than Canada.
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US large carrier: we like to see at least one, and the more the better. But we often consider the rest of the resume more than exams once they have the one exam on there. I can definitely think of times we've favored the candidate with 1-2 exams over 3-4 exams because they otherwise looked better and interviewed better.
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:59 PM
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No minimum.
But you have to be better than your competition, some of whom have several exams. And decent personalities. And are smart.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:44 PM
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US large carrier: we like to see at least one, and the more the better. But we often consider the rest of the resume more than exams once they have the one exam on there. I can definitely think of times we've favored the candidate with 1-2 exams over 3-4 exams because they otherwise looked better and interviewed better.
Same here. Generally no exam requirement for internship and one exam for full time. I'd care more about other attributes like GPA, leadership involvement, and communication.
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