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    Hi there.

    I've recently finished the second year of my undergraduate degree, and my results obtained thus far leave me in First class honours territory (i.e., 70+). I am assuming this is worth getting down on my updated CV - does anyone have any suggestions for how to phrase it? My current idea of..


    2005 – present University of York
    · BA Politics (current classification: First Class honours)

    .. strikes me as a touch clumsy, or at least there could be a better way of putting it. Or, is my assumption that this is worth writing on my CV misplaced, and I should just leave it as 'BA Politics'?

    Thanks for any help in advance.
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    Depends on what you're using your CV for. If it's for academic purposes or jobs that will select academically then it's probably relevant (although they might want a more detailed breakdown or academic reference too), if not - it's not.
    e.g. my degree component results are on my career portfolio CV and my 'please give me money, i'm hardworking and clever' one, but not the one I've used for summer jobs.

    I wouldn't say 'current classification' unless you're actually awarded a classification at the end of your second year as a discrete thing though - if you're not - you just have marks in certain modules? So I'd just go for a more direct 'First & second year average mark of X' or if you're feeling bold 'Predicted Z'.
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    Alright, cheers.

    I'm updating my CV with a view to applying for internships next summer, so I reckon it might be worth it. Obviously I won't be doing this until the autumn, but I'm in a bit of a 'fiddling about with CV' mood at the moment.
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    (Original post by Tonight Matthew)
    Alright, cheers.

    I'm updating my CV with a view to applying for internships next summer, so I reckon it might be worth it. Obviously I won't be doing this until the autumn, but I'm in a bit of a 'fiddling about with CV' mood at the moment.

    It's best to go with "BA Politics - University - dates - results pending."
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    2005-08: University of York
    BA (Hons) Politics - 1st Class Expected
    2007: Government (73), Social Policy (71), War & Conflict (68)
    2006: International Relations (72), Power & Inequality (71), NGOs (67)


    With some tabbing to look clearer... or just have like "72% (1st class)" as 2nd yr results etc.
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    Im not sure on exactly the best way to actually put it, but definatly put it on it makes you stand out from other candidates if you are on course for a 1st
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    2005 - Present BA (Hons) Politics - University of York - First (Predicted)

    I wouldnt bother listeing evey module personally.
    maybe just stick in a few sentences below outlinign the course and you could sitlck in the first hting on top of that.

    I would have the date in somesort of margin so its seperate from eveything else and doesnt look cluttered (also makes it easy to list all your other eductaion in the same sort of format)
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    Thanks everyone.. hmmm trying to say something other than 'Second year results', as then whoever's reading might ask 'what about first year results?', which weren't as good because I didn't do as much work due to them not counting towards my final degree classification.
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    (Original post by Tonight Matthew)
    Thanks everyone.. hmmm trying to say something other than 'Second year results', as then whoever's reading might ask 'what about first year results?', which weren't as good because I didn't do as much work due to them not counting towards my final degree classification.
    2005-08: University of York
    BA (Hons) Politics - 1st Class Expected
    2007: 72%, 1st Class (40% of degree)
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    Just leave it how you wrote it. Its your CV, its meant to demonstrate that although you're gonna get a first class degree, you don't have the skills necessary to create a simple computer document.
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    (Original post by Shreerac27)
    Just leave it how you wrote it. Its your CV, its meant to demonstrate that although you're gonna get a first class degree, you don't have the skills necessary to create a simple computer document.
    right...
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    (Original post by Clubber Lang)

    I wouldnt bother listeing evey module personally.
    Companies will often ask you to do just that. Although this all depends on what you're using your CV for. I'm not sure why you're bothering to update it unless you have a certain job to apply for and you should be gearing your CV towards that rather than just putting together a generic one.
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    (Original post by puppy)
    Companies will often ask you to do just that. Although this all depends on what you're using your CV for. I'm not sure why you're bothering to update it unless you have a certain job to apply for and you should be gearing your CV towards that rather than just putting together a generic one.
    Its only because every CV advice site and professionals i have met suggest that less is more on a CV and to leave it as clean as possible with essential info

    Chances are that if subject X and degree Y is sufficient they will call you for an interview anyway.

    i would give an overall grade (first etc) if i HAD to though.
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    (Original post by Clubber Lang)
    Its only because every CV advice site and professionals i have met suggest that less is more on a CV and to leave it as clean as possible with essential info

    Chances are that if subject X and degree Y is sufficient they will call you for an interview anyway.

    i would give an overall grade (first etc) if i HAD to though.
    Yes but in the first instance you should be doing what the position you're applying for requires and what the company actually asks you to do, rather than deferring straight to a site that might be written by someone who has no idea what they're talking about.
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    (Original post by puppy)
    Yes but in the first instance you should be doing what the position you're applying for requires and what the company actually asks you to do
    well of course - but the OP is looking for generic CV ideas.

    i have never seen a company specifically asking for breakdowns unless they have ther own application forms...which is the trend i am seeing nowadays - i applied for 2 jobs recently where they told me to send in a CV and then they made me fill out their own application form later :rolleyes:
 
 
 
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