Aug 23, 2018 - 11:48 AM
It's easy to become discouraged when you're trying to create resume and you have little to no work experience. Listing your GPA shows employers you have a good work ethic and a desire to succeed. Here are some other suggestions for what to include on a resume when you lack work experience.
• Dean's list
• National Honor Society
• Cum Laude status
• Academic fraternities and sororities
Be sure to include volunteer work, internships (paid and unpaid), and extracurricular activities. For example, if you were head cheerleader, drum major, or a student council member in high school, it shows employers you have demonstrated leadership abilities. If you are still active in scouts or have achieved Eagle Scout status, it shows leadership, communication, and teamwork skills. Here is a good source for tips for creating winning resumes with limited work experience.
Jan 17, 2019 - 02:15 PM
For the most part, though, your high school GPA has no bearing on any work that you will do nor is it an indicator of your ability to be successful in the working world. Work hard in college to secure a GPA that is 3.5 or better. If you are a recent college graduate, that GPA can be included on your resume. Many recruiters and hiring managers look at the college GPA as a bellwether for potential performance. Pursuing an internship in your area of professional interest will also help support any applications for full-time work once you graduate. The work you did in high school should set the stage for a strong college experience. Once high school is completed, the GPA from that time does not serve as a good example of performance, since college-level work should be a better indicator of your abilities.