bigh0rt wrote:This is only one field, but in the 20 or so interviews I went on when looking for a teaching job, never once was I asked about my High School, Undergrad, or Graduate GPAs. Granted, it's only one field as I said above, but I've never heard of it being asked when any of my friends were looking for jobs, either.
(talking about recent grads /entry level below... guessing it changes as you progress in career)
I don't think they ever ask you about it in an interview, but I'm guessing it is primarily used as a screening method to get rid of a large percentage of applications right off the bat. Many of the companies I interviewed with expressly stated that they are not interested if you don't have a 3.0 (and in some cases a 3.5....) Of course it varies by industry, some have much more competitive interview processes.
I'm pretty sure standard practice is to include your GPA on your resume if it is over 3.0 and leave it off if below hehe... If I saw a resume w/o a GPA listed I would probably assume it was pretty low.
Here are my GPAs: High School - 3.91 Undergrad - 2.69 Graduate - 3.92
Do you know anything more about me now?
that High School and Grad School are much easier than Undergrad
I think this depends on the situation. If you are going to school at a liberal arts college and can't get a job because you majored in something that there aren't jobs for... you're on your own. Even if you went to a liberal arts school you're on your own because they don't promise crap.
But, there are many for profit schools out there that lure students with ads on TV and have reps that tell them to come to their school because their placement rate is over 90 percent and pretty much guarantee you a job. Problem is, those jobs are next to minimum wage. Now, I don't think those schools will lose in court but I think it would be nice to see some publicized cases so they're exposed as the rackets they are. College prices are rising because everybody thinks they need to get post high school education and end up going to these POS schools.
jfg wrote:I think this depends on the situation. If you are going to school at a liberal arts college and can't get a job because you majored in something that there aren't jobs for... you're on your own. Even if you went to a liberal arts school you're on your own because they don't promise crap.
I don't think liberal arts majors are at a big time disadvantage as some are led to believe. I've had friends who graduated with degrees in history, philosophy, and political science and entered the workplace in business and entertainment law, for example. Fact is, often times what you study in college isn't what you wind up doing 5-10 years later. Just like how it's somewhat of a rarity to find a company man these days, it's also commonplace for folks to have made two or more career changes in their lifetimes.