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Can you put Mensa on a resume?

Can you put Mensa on a resume?

A: Joining Mensa is an excellent way to meet and socialize with people of similar intellectual abilities, but it does not belong on a resume, which will be explained later. This exclusive group is known internationally.

Does a Mensa membership mean anything?

Mensa members can find many rewarding and challenging opportunities to contribute to the betterment of society through volunteer activities within their communities. 3. Many Mensa groups also offer scholarships for gifted students.

Can I put my IQ on my resume?

No! Do not under any circumstances put your IQ on your resume. You will look pompous (assuming it’s high), weird, and … just strange. If you are smart, count on it to come across on its own in your materials, your achievements, and your interview.

Can being in Mensa help you get a job?

A. Yes, we do want the smartest people we can get. And many interviewers try to gauge candidates’ intelligence in the interview. A test, like the one you passed for Mensa qualification, is more precise than a subjective interview.

What does it cost to join Mensa?

Membership dues for American Mensa are $79/single year, $215/three-year membership, and $350/five-year membership. Life Memberships are also available, based on your age at the time acceptable proof is received at the American Mensa National Office.

What does it take to be a Mensa member?

Membership requirement Mensa’s requirement for membership is a score at or above the 98th percentile on certain standardised IQ or other approved intelligence tests, such as the Stanford–Binet Intelligence Scales. The minimum accepted score on the Stanford–Binet is 132, while for the Cattell it is 148.

What is the point of Mensa?

From the Constitution of Mensa, there are three main purposes of Mensa: Identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity. Encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence. Provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for members.

What should I make of my resume mention of Mensa?

Now suppose you are an equally smart recruiter, although one who has never considered joining Mensa. What, if anything, should you make of the resume mention of Mensa membership, which taps the intellectual top 2%—the “what” not being limited to just estimating the applicant’s intellectual horsepower?

How many Mensa members are there in the world?

(If you are in fact one among Mensa International’s 110,000 members, it’s pretty much a no-brainer that the resume mention is a plus for the applicant, clubbishness being what it is—especially when, on a global membership basis, it represents about 1 in 64,000 people.)

Is it smart to mention Mensa to a recruiter?

Accordingly, it is very likely that an applicant’s mentioning Mensa will not be smart if it triggers a recruiter’s or co-worker’s competitive-process reflex (as opposed to the non-competitive product response).

Why do people want to get the Mensa badge?

In pragmatic, results-oriented cultures, e.g., North American, such simultaneous hopes to maximize those scores while publicly minimizing them as badges should be no surprise at all.