If you’re plagued with a GPA below 3.0, you’ve undoubtedly considered the questions: “Should I put my GPA on my resume? Should I cover it up? Is the bold truth more effective than hiding? Will they look past my GPA?” Despite how common the questions, for some reason, they never get a straight answer. Is there a straight answer?
Yes, and it’s a loud and resounding, “No!” Although it’s counter-intuitive, disclosing your GPA before you’ve been asked for it is a sure way to scare off recruiters. Always. Here’s why: