According to Alison, your GPA matters the most when you’re applying for your first job after college and after that—it won’t even matter.
“Leave your GPA off your resume.
Focus on work history and work accomplishments.
Extracurriculars don’t really matter unless you have a leadership role where you did real work.
Is GPA important to employers?
While there are a few employers or select employment programs that target GPAs of 3.5, most companies that have a GPA requirement target 3.0 or 3.3 and higher. The good news is that for most managers or companies, GPA is not a deal-killer.
Do employers care about grades?
Do Employers Care About College Grades? To be sure, many small employers won’t expect to see a GPA on a résumé, but most large companies will. According to a 2013 survey of more than 200 employers by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 67% of companies said they screened candidates by their GPA.
Can I get a job with a 3.0 GPA?
A: Some elite employers have policies requiring a certain GPA (usually a 3.0 or higher), and there is generally no way around that rule. For this strategy, you can list your “major GPA” or “grades from relevant classes” on your resume, in a cover letter or verbally during a job interview.
Do employers look at transcript?
Do employers ask students for their academic transcript? The answer is, it depends. Employers constantly seek the best candidates they can find, and students are always seeking internship and employment opportunities that match their career goals.