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Why Do Employers Request My GPA on Job Applications?

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When it comes to resumes, if you ask 100 people for advice, you will receive 110 different recommendations. One of those may be whether or not to include your GPA on your resume. What goes on a resume and what doesn't varies depending on exact position, industry and location. As a college student, you may find the lack of standardized guidelines confusing, since you want to know how to create the perfect resume that will land you the dream job. You may think that attending a well-regarded institution and maintaining a high GPA will automatically get you the position you want. Or, you may be worried that a low GPA guarantees that you are destined for a job you don't actually like. Neither statement is necessarily true.

Why Do Employers Ask for Your GPA?

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