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Benjamin Rasmussen for The Chronicle

Erin Bodine included her score on the writing portion of the GRE test on her résumé in the hope that it would strengthen her credentials in applying for jobs. She's not sure that it made any difference.

Some college graduates are looking to improve their chances of getting hired in a tough job market by offering up an unusual credential: their scores on the Graduate Record Examination.

The standardized test also appears to be of increasing interest to employers, some of whom are using GRE scores to help them sort large numbers of applicants for scarce jobs.

The off-label use of the test, which was designed to assist in graduate-school admissions decisions, arises as critics