Plenty of employers still request a job candidate’s SAT score not only from new college graduates but also for senior management and sales positions.
The SAT, originally known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test and taken during junior or senior year of high school, is a common element of college applications.
Just like colleges and universities companies may set a minimum score for applicants and could use it as a standard measure of “the basic building blocks of success,” such as critical thinking, problem-solving skills and quantitative abilities.
Some companies ask job applicants, especially recent graduates, to provide SAT or ACT scores, results from graduate-school entrance tests and grade-point averages along with their work history.
SATs have remain relevant because they are easy for hiring managers to understand despite the fact that increased use of personality tests, data analytics and behavioral interviews have given employers more information about a candidate than ever before. The SAT exam was designed to predict first-year college success not to predict a candidate’s potential success in the workplace.
Many college students and recent graduates now list their scores voluntarily on resumes and LinkedIn especially if they are likely to impress a potential employer.
The College Board keeps SAT scores indefinitely, though requests for scores older than one year take up to five weeks to fulfill and cost $30.50 to retrieve.
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