I think I shouldn't have used the word "spicing up". Anyway, what I meant was, to make the resume different so that the recruiter atleast sees it with a "What's This" factor. Have you heard the story of someone sending resume to Microsoft with a Giant Size cut-out ? And of course, he was short-listed.
Grades - Should they matter?
If there is an association against grades, I would be the first person to enroll in it. I am fed up of the arbit CPs and Exam fevers just for Grades. In US, ALL THE TOP BSCHOOLS have grade non-disclosure policy. Note that this is not a school policy (Even ISB has this policy in school level), but student policy. That is, Students will not disclose their grades to recruiters at any circumstances.
One argument against that is ISB is relatively new school and it lacks the bargaining power the US Bschools have. Are recruiters so immature to question a policy that has been put-forth by both school and students.
What is the advantage of not having grades? I am not going to elaborate on this. Think in this direction - If grades are not there, what will the mature students concentrating on?
Some links on grade policies ...
http://www.hbs.edu/career_services/step4/page4-3.html ( Please see the link to recruitment policies)
(Note that Chicago GSB has adopted nondisclosure policy this year -> http://gsb.uchicago.edu/dynamic.asp?nNodeID=960)
Kellogg The only Exception
Even in Kellogg, you can find the grade nondisclosure initiative for this year -> http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/student/gma/gmasite/initiatives.htm