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Should My GPA Be on My Resume?


Dear Experts,

Is it necessary for my GPA to be on my resume? I graduated last May with a major in Engineering.

Here is how our CAREEREALISM-Approved Experts answered this question on Twitter:

Q#392 If notable, sure. Maybe 3.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale. (@teenarose)

Q#392 GPA on resume: Some say yes, others say no. If you’re good enough in other areas, it won’t really matter. (@beneubanks)

Q#392 No hard and fast rule. Include GPA on your resume if you rank in the top 5%(ish) of your graduating class. (@ResumeStrategy)

Q#392 OK for very recent grads to list great GPA 3.8+ IMHO. Otherwise TMI & could cause employer to reject you prematurely. (@juliaerickson)

Q#392 As a new grad, you may be asked for it. But unless they ask, don’t willingly provide, unless it is 4.0. (@gradversity)

Q#392 Only a 3.5 or higher GPA is worth listing. Pull it off after you’ve been in the working world 2+ yrs. (@jtodonnell)

Q#392 If it’s over 3.5, put it on. If not, leave it off. (@louise_fletcher)

Q#392 Accd to recent Harris poll of hiring & hr mgrs; 62% require no min GPA; 31% require 3.0 or > and 11% require 3.5 or >. (@lauralabovich)

Q#392 You want to highlight the great things. If the GPA is 3.5 or better – yes. If not, leave it off. (@DebraWheatman)

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