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Old 12-06-2017, 05:06 PM
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Default Should I put “taken Exam MFE” on my resume although results arent released until Jan?

Due to the change in syllabus for Exam MFE, pass/fail results aren’t immediately released for the next few sittings while the SOA does a “post-test evaluation”. They said they will contact you in 8 weeks with your results.

I just took Exam MFE last week and I am wondering if I should put “Taken Exam MFE - (results pending)” on my resume or leave it off. I don’t have any related work experience so I am relying a lot on tests to get interviews (I graduated in the Spring). I have passed P and FM.

Is it more important to employers to see that you have taken the exam and possibly failed or is it better to leave it off entirely? Would it look bad if I have it as “results pending” on my resume and end up failing? I’ve seen sample resumes before where they say you should put “Sitting for Exam ___ in March 2018” and others where they say to leave it off so I’m unsure if this is similar and whether I should include this on my resume.
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Just list the ones that you have passed or preliminary passed.
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I say leave off future sittings as it doesn't make you look any better.
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I don't think it would hurt to say that you sat for the exam and are waiting for results.

If it were a really crappy company and they only payed for 2 sittings, if you failed they could say they would only pay for 1 more sitting. Note, I wouldn't want to work for that company (but beggars can't be choosers).
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:14 PM
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I think it's good to include. When I'm reviewing resumes, it helps me to see that the candidate is actively pursuing exams and has a plan for when they will attempt the next one.

That said, be really clear that it's one that you've only attempted, or are sitting for in the future if that's the case down the line. Don't make it seem like you already have results if you don't yet.

I received a resume once where the applicant wrote information like this in a really deceptive way, so much so that it made it through our "must have 2 exams" preliminary HR filter. It only succeeded in frustrating me.
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If it were a really crappy company and they only payed for 2 sittings, if you failed they could say they would only pay for 1 more sitting.
If they pay for two sittings, and you fail one that they didn't pay for, why would they only pay for one more sitting?

(I do agree that policies like this don't help, and I don't recommend implementing blanket policies as proxies for dealing with (some) problem employees, but that's another thread.)
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I would like to see that you've sat for an exam recently. Just be very clear that you don't have results yet.
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I've been in this situation a few times and have always included.
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