With a Low GPA on your Resume
For some people their grade point
average doesn't really give prospective employers
an accurate picture of their abilities and
potential but right or wrong, employers judge
applicants by this. If your GPA is lower than
you'd like then there are some things you can do
about it on your resume.
Don't Mention Your GPA
You don't have to include your GPA
on your resume. Focus on your strengths instead.
But even if you don't include it on the resume,
be prepared for the topic to be brought up during
Emphasise Your Major GPA
Your grades in your major may be
better than for other courses. In this case, give
your major GPA on your resume and in interviews,
or at the very least, indicate both your major
GPA and your cumulative GPA. This puts your
cumulative GPA in its proper context.
Calculate Your GPA over a
Select Time Span
Your first year grades may have
been poor but then improved in later years. In
this case your cumulative GPA might not truly
reflect how well you did in your classes during
later years, and even your major GPA might not
tell the whole story. So calculate your GPA for
your last year perhaps and then sell that number
to prospective employers.