Jan 17, 2019 - 02:18 PM
Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, share the things you <em>do</em> have to demonstrate value. If you completed some compelling projects that highlight positive outcomes, include those things on your resume. Similarly, if you have some practical work experience that showcases positive performance, include examples of those things on your resume. If the hiring manager asks for your GPA, you will need to provide it. Companies also ask for transcripts in some cases. Should that be the case, you will have to explain why your GPA was not stronger. Do not make up stories or fabricate a tale. Provide a brief and honest explanation regarding why your GPA was not as high as you would have liked. Do not belabor the GPA issue during an interview. Provide a solid answer with the steps you took to remediate the issue and move on.
Aug 21, 2018 - 08:17 AM
If you are fresh out of school and an employer asks about your GPA during an interview, you may be able to justify your GPA. Be prepared with a solid explanation that does not sound like an excuse. You might point out your higher average in a subject relevant to the position you are seeking, describe your involvements, or explain how your GPA rose later in your studies. You should never falsify your GPA.
Most employers do not care about your GPA as long as you hold the degrees necessary to meet the requirements for a position. Try not to obsess about a low GPA. Instead, focus on how much you have learned and developed as a professional since you graduated from school.