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4YOE @Amazon & trying to lateral to a similar role @FAANG. Have my undergrad GPA (3.8/4) on resume from top 15 school but colleague says to take it off (looks silly). If it’s a good school & high GPA, why ever take it off your resume? Even if 10 YOE...can’t hurt?

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Because nobody cares about you gpa, especially once you’ve been out of school for a few years. I’d rather hire someone who can show impact of what they’ve done recently that’s applicable to the job even if they don’t have a college degree than someone with a high gpa. I don’t think it will hurt you, but don’t expect it to really be a differentiator once you’re beyond campus hiring.

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I get that, I’m saying all else equal, how would it hurt you? Showing impact of what you’ve recently done / how it’s applicable to the job is a given / non-starter.

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That .2 short of 4.0 might make or break you here. I’d consider dropping it.

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In all honesty, I think keeping it on there can only help your case.

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Doesn’t hurt. Is a positive in a limited amount of scenarios where people actually care about academic performance.

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If you got a higher honors because of your high gpa, I’d put that in and leave off the gpa itself. The expectation is that the work ex is going to be more of a differentiator after 4 years out of school. I get the hypothetical “all else equal” qns but if it’s really that close, I’m more likely to hire the person I connected with better during the interview than whoever had a higher undergrad gpa. At that point, if you come across a hiring manager who thinks “it’s silly” to have your gpa on there after so long- that’s how it can hurt you. I don’t see much upside.

Yeah why wouldn’t you just put ,cum laude

After now many years should you stop putting your GPA on?

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Isn’t it better to just say that you were on the dean’s list or something?

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