More employers are screening candidates for GPA than at any other time over the past five years. Currently, nearly three out of four say they screen for GPA. It is very helpful for students to list their GPA on the resume, even if it is below average. At some point, most employers will ask the student anyway for their grades, so it’s best to just go ahead and include it. However, a high GPA is just one component employers consider in their candidates. And if two candidates are equally qualified, what helps employers choose between them? A student’s leadership experience has a slight edge over all other factors.
The top factors are as follows:
- Has held leadership position
- Has been involved in extracurricular activities
- School attended
- Has done volunteer work