Aug 22, 2018 - 12:15 AM
Including a GPA over 4.0 on your resume shows employers that you have a history of going above and beyond the minimum requirements. You can indicate that you have earned a GPA above 4.0 by listing your GPA out of a 4.0 range. For example, if you recently graduated from college and earned a 4.3 GPA in your program, you might write that you achieved a 4.3/4.0.
If you prefer to keep things simple, it may be sufficient to simply indicate you earned a 4.0, but how you choose to include this information is up to you. You should be sure to maximize the impact of your resume's education section to show employers that you have the professional and academic prowess to succeed in your new job.
Feb 20, 2019 - 04:16 PM
You should write a GPA over 4.0 on your resume just as you would any other GPA, but provide a bit of an explanation, such as achieving a 4.3 on a 4.0 scale (4.3/4.0) or 4.4 on a 4.3 scale (4.4/4.3).
Many schools have different grading methods, and using this method clarifies that your grade point average is not a typo, or that you didn’t go to a school that was so easy you were able to easily bump up your grade point average. List your GPA in the education section of your resume, and list your education in reverse order. For example, list a master's degree first, followed by your bachelor’s degree. Also, only include your GPA if you are a recent graduate or have less than five years of work experience, and you're applying for an entry-level job. Most industries don’t look at a GPA as a deciding factor in mid- to senior-level hiring.