Aug 22, 2018 - 02:09 AM
As a general rule, even recent graduates should not put their GPA on a resume unless it is 3.5 or higher. On the other hand, the job posting may state a GPA requirement or preference below that number. Thus, if the listing states candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, it is fine to write down your 3.2 GPA.
How long do you stay a recent graduate? Opinions vary, but resume professionals will usually tell you to stop putting your GPA – no matter how excellent - on your resume once you have been out of school for three years. At this point, employers can see it as a red flag if you can't think of more important and recent professional accomplishments than getting good grades in college.
As your graduation date fades in the rearview mirror, your resume should reflect this shift, giving more room to work experience and less to college information. Use these expert tips to create an outstanding education section for your resume at every stage of your professional life.
Feb 20, 2019 - 04:31 PM
You should stop writing your CS GPA on your resume when you are far enough along in your career that your work experiences and accomplishments speak for themselves. When you are fresh out of college, often times the best measure of your CS skills is your GPA. Once you have around five years of work experience under your belt, leave your GPA off your resume.
Also, having a CS GPA listed on your resume after five years in the work world can make you look amateurish and inexperienced. Consider removing your CS GPA entirely after your first full-time role, assuming you stay at that role at least three to five years. Beyond that, the CS GPA begins to look a bit silly.
One exception to this rule: If you have a very low CS GPA, or a not-so-impressive CS GPA, leave it off from the very beginning. That means not listing it at all on your resume as you begin applying to entry-level jobs.