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Old 04-16-2019, 12:01 PM
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How common is it for employers to ask for a transcript?
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:03 PM
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How common is it for employers to ask for a transcript?
Don't lie on your resume.
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Don't lie on your resume.
Wasn't looking to lie, just asking how likely the hiring manager will actually sit down and look at it in detail.
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:15 PM
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Hiring manager: Have never heard of this happening
HR: Unlikely but not unheard of
Asking for the transcript: Not unusual, but I bet it's less than 50/50.
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My college transcript was required for two of the three actuarial jobs I've held. One was ten years after college.

None have asked for an exam transcript at the time of hiring. One employer did demand it, but that was during an exam support restructure post-merger and they needed documentation for all the students.
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Note that this was after the job offer, not as a part of the hiring decision. It came from HR, not the hiring manager.
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I've always assumed that's part of the background check that HR has done. Whether they look at grades or not, I've never cared. But I have assumed they'd pull a transcript and make sure someone actually graduated from wherever they said they did.
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Wasn't looking to lie, just asking how likely the hiring manager will actually sit down and look at it in detail.
A lot of hiring managers barely have 5 minutes to skim your resume before the actual interview, let alone do extra credit homework. Don't sweat it. Some companies demand transcripts, but often it is a corporate policy and not something the hiring manager is specifically interested in. They just put them in your HR file and dig them out if they need cause to fire you years later. So as long as you don't lie on your resume the transcripts don't matter.
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IMO it would be odd(for any job) if non one verified that you graduated. What I really meant was, how likely is it for the hiring manager to sit down and discuss it with you during an interview.
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I've asked for unofficial transcripts when considering whether to bring candidates on-site. In some cases the transcript was the deciding factor. In one case the candidate lied about GPA.
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