The Artful Dodger wrote:When I applied for my first full-time gig, I was only asked about my GPA from the management consulting firms I applied for and... by Google. I take it they only ask you for your GPA - if they ever ask for it - in your first round of interviews, but beyond that, I'd be surprised if they questioned about GPA later on.
Yeah, exactly. Mark down 3.0+ and keep it movin' is a pretty good idea in corporate USA. Why exclude yourself from consideration before they even get to meet you? If you nail the interview, then GPA is about the last thing most employers, in my experience are going to check on. Now lying about various crimes, your college degree (having one) or recent drug use could be quite a problem no matter what you did in the interview.
I'm in the application process for the California Highway Patrol at the moment and get to do written tests, physical tests, mental exams and drug tests, and that's just to go to the acadamy, which is more like a boot camp that you can fail out of. In all honesty, I'm sure they're just happy to see "have degree" when reading a bio these days for the CHP. I'm not sure I'd fudge on a state or fed application about my GPA though, they might actually take the extra step of requesting transcripts. In fact, I know they do.