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When Not To Include Your GPA in Your Resume

Your resume might be the first impression you will make on potential employers, and it might be the most important.  With the average job post receiving over 50 applications, employers might not spend more than 10 seconds looking at your resume. One yardstick they focus on is your GPA. It's considered as “a heuristic for intellectual horsepower, commitment to excellence and work ethic.”  
So when should you leave your GPA out? Do it when it's definitely not a bright spot. If it’s borderline, then include it because the negative assumption might be worse than the reality. However, make sure to over-emphasize the things that make you shine: your relevant experience, skills and recommendations.

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