Video:Quick Tip: Discussing GPA in a College Job Interviewwith Michelle Tillis Lederman
If you're a recent college grad without much work experience, your GPA might come into play in an interview. In this job search video from About.com, get tips on discussing Grade Point Average (GPA) in job interviews.See Transcript
Transcript:Quick Tip: Discussing GPA in a College Job Interview
Hi, I'm Michelle Tillis Lederman, the author of “The 11 Laws of Likability.” Today I have a few quick tips for you on how to discuss your GPA during the job interview.
If You Don't have a Strong GPA
If you don't have a strong GPA, there are a couple of options. You may want to calculate your GPA in your major, the area of interest in which you are going to enter the job force.
Sometimes you can calculate your GPA with your later years. A lot of employers are going to understand if you don't include your freshman year because that's often a tough year and those courses are core courses and not related to your area of study.
Discussing Your GPA in a Job Interview
If you still have a GPA that might not compare or compete with some of the other candidates, really think about sharing what were the challenges you faced. Show why you ended up with this GPA; how you've grown – so maybe we'll just include our junior and senior years now; and, what you've learned about hard work and dedication.
Show them you've overcome the obstacles and that you're trending in the right direction.
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