Aug 13, 2018 - 11:05 PM
Nov 28, 2018 - 11:58 AM
The truth is always your best option. If your GPA was not as strong as you would have liked, leave it off your resume. If you are asked to include your GPA on your resume, be truthful. If your GPA is a bit low, consider noting why (briefly) in your cover letter. Or, if you get called in for an interview and feel compelled to touch on your GPA in that setting, do so. However, don’t dwell it. Focus more on how your drive and experiences make you well suited for the job you’re going after.
Only recent college graduates should consider noting their GPAs on resumes, and should only do so if their GPA is high. Other applicants—for example, seasoned professionals with five-to-ten years of experience—will want to bolster things about their work histories and accomplishments that support a solid work ethic and a strong record of achievement. That said, if you are a seasoned professional with five-to-ten years of experience (or more!), and you are asked to provide your GPA on your resume, you should include it.