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Old 02-02-2014, 06:25 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.
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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One thing I want to tell you is to NEVER EVER lie on your GPA, no matter how low it is. That's what I learned from my friend who has a Job at Sikorsky fresh out of college right now. Trust me, they will find out (His friend was caught doing this and asked for her transcript. They eventually found out she was lying). Be truthful and express yourself to the best of your ability. Lying on a job application automatically depreciates a company's trust for investing in your talent and will be dealt with an automatic rejection.
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:41 AM
 
Location: New York
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I've never put my GPA on my resume, and I don't think I ever will.
My GPA isn't that low, but I wouldn't want to work for someone who chooses me based on my GPA.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:01 AM
 
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Yep I won't lie, I work as a civilian in police departments and I have to take polygraphs anyways, I would get caught red-handed I'm sure

Maybe I will leave it off if it takes too much space then?
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:02 AM
 
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Out of school for 5 years? I wouldn't even mention GPA. I think that is only good for the first job (or maybe 2 if the first is short) out of school.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:05 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)
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Idaho
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I wouldn't put GPA on a resume.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:09 AM
 
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For the vast majority of fields out there, no one cares what your GPA is.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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I had a 3.9 GPA but have never put it on my resume. It's not needed on your resume. If they look at your transcripts, they will see it.
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Leave it off.
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