We don't know about you, but we feel as though we've come a long way from our high school days, so is it really fair to hold this ancient score against us so many years later? After all, it got us into college, right? And, let's not forget about those of us who had killer GPAs, but were simply not good test takers.
While Jezebel points out that The Wall Street Journal said SATs are "easy — if imperfect— metrics for hiring managers to understand," Kevin Monahan, a career-services dean at Carnegie Mellon University echoes what most of us are probably thinking: "It is a little confounding how a test somebody took when they were 17 predicts success in a competitive workplace when they're 22." How about doubling the confusion if you're about to celebrate the big 5-0. While it's uncertain whether more employers will start requiring SAT scores on applications, it's not as though you can turn back the clock and make that 400 an 800. So, looks like you'll have to polish up your résumé the old-fashioned way. (Jezebel)