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Old 02-02-2014, 07:48 AM
 
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I would leave it off as well. For my first job just after graduation I think I had Magna c*m laude listed, but that is gone now as well. If you are trying to make up for a lack of experience you might consider listing course work that would be relevant to a job you're trying to land.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:02 AM
 
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Wouldn't put a GPA on my resume. Where you went to school should be enough.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:02 AM
 
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Thanks everyone! I will certainly take your advice then.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:10 AM
 
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I've reviewed thousands of resumes and have almost never seen a GPA listed. I suppose if you had a 4.0 it might be worth bragging about but even then, I'd sort of discount it because the world we work in is very different than that of a classroom.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:16 AM
 
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I have a question about putting your GPA on resume - is it a yay or nay when it's a 3.3/4.0? It was actually a 3.9 in the last two years but the first two years, I really didn't care and just partied

I have five years experience in the field, I don't know if that changes the answer or not.
Since you have 5 years experience in the field, I'd drop the GPA from resume.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:17 AM
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I would leave off the GPA, but I would leave on the honor reward in your honors/rewards/accomplishments section (if you have one). If you can show that you did well and it was one of your goals then you should certainly list it as an accomplishment, does not matter how long ago you earned it. I leave my *** Laude on mine, and I have received not only positive comments, but also some praise.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:38 AM
 
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Yes, graduated 2009 but haven't worked since 2010 (my job paid for my degree so I was getting the degree while working in the same field). I have been a stay at home mom since 2010 and want to go back to the field (but I'm in a new location so same job, but not the same employer)
Only new graduates need to put their actual GPA on their resume. You can list an honor like "Magna *** Laude."
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:49 AM
 
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I've reviewed thousands of resumes and have almost never seen a GPA listed. I suppose if you had a 4.0 it might be worth bragging about but even then, I'd sort of discount it because the world we work in is very different than that of a classroom.
That makes sense because I would expect somebody who has a 4.0 and a 2.0 to have the same work ethic and sense of responsibility and drive.

If I was hiring between those 2, how to choose? Maybe flip a coin? Maybe base it on who has the longer last name?

I mean, it's pretty obvious everybody who is telling their kids to work hard and get good grades at school is merely wasting their time because academic performance translates into nothing in the real world.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:49 AM
 
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I had a 3.3 or so GPA when I was a junior/senior but due to carelessness my overall GPA was in the 2.5 area...I obviously didn't put that on my resume but when asked in interviews this is exactly what I told them, my overall GPA was partially composed of the wrong major and once I had direction it was all up from there. Even less worth mentioning, I was on academic probation going into sophomore year, made to spend a semester at a community college where I had a 4.0 (because I was scared and because it was easier) and I came back with vengeance to get serious and do well. I ended up getting my first job in 2005 after a 6mo. job search and they never asked me my GPA once, 9 year later I am in the same field now working for one of the biggest banks in the world and tripled my salary since 2005.
You don't need a high GPA to earn high pay or be successful.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:53 AM
 
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I would leave it off as well. For my first job just after graduation I think I had Magna c*m laude listed, but that is gone now as well. If you are trying to make up for a lack of experience you might consider listing course work that would be relevant to a job you're trying to land.
Love how they censor magna *** laude Magna sperm laude?
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