find the latest legal job
Corporate Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Highly-respected, innovative and entrepreneurial Not-for-Profit · Competency based Board
View details
Chief Counsel and Company Secretary
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter NSW
· Dynamic, high growth organisation · ASX listed market leader
View details
In-house Projects Lawyer | Renewables / Solar | 2-5 Years PQE
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: All Australia
· Help design the future · NASDAQ Listed
View details
Corporate Lawyer
Category: Generalists - In House | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· 12 months fixed term opportunity
View details
Property lawyer - Melbourne
Category: Property Law | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Impressive client list, national firm · Well-led and high-performing team
View details
Career Counsel: What if my poor academic transcript isn't reflective of my ability?

Career Counsel: What if my poor academic transcript isn't reflective of my ability?

What can I do if my poor academic transcript is not an accurate reflection of my ability?Many employers require a copy of your academic transcript, so consider what to do if your university…

What can I do if my poor academic transcript is not an accurate reflection of my ability?

Many employers require a copy of your academic transcript, so consider what to do if your university grades suggest you are not as bright as you believe.

Firstly, have a "go-between" acting on your behalf (such as a recruiter or ally), as they can speak more convincingly about your circumstances than you can yourself. If you had a situation at university which caused your grades to suffer (such as a family crisis; health issue; or full-time work combined with full-time study) then explain this situation to your go-between. Provide evidence of excelling in post-graduate courses such as a masters degree and access to results of a recognised cognitive assessment with your applications. Finally, a good referee can attest to your brilliance.

And it goes without saying - NEVER make the mistake of fraudulently amending your transcript or lying about your marks. That is the sort of behaviour that results in immediate dismissal.

- Anne Winckel, managing director, Delta Partners Legal & Executive Search www.deltapartners.com.au

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Career Counsel: What if my poor academic transcript isn't reflective of my ability?
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Warning
Aug 23 2017
NT Law Society sounds alarm on mandatory sentencing
The Law Society Northern Territory has issued a warning over mandatory sentencing, saying it hasn’...
Unite
Aug 22 2017
Professionals unite in support of marriage equality
The presidents of representative bodies for solicitors, barristers and doctors in NSW have come toge...
Aug 21 2017
Is your firm on the right track for gig economy gains?
Promoted by The way we do business, where we work, how we engage with workers, even how we take a...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...