Selling high GPA/Test Scores on a resume

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tm010287 in Laramie, Wyoming

49 months ago

I'm a graduate student soon to have a MS in Geology and a BS in Environmental Science.

My undergrad GPA is 3.85/4, my graduate GPA is 4.00/4. I also scored 1520 on the GRE (800 Math, 720 Verbal). I'm looking for work in environmental consulting after I graduate. Any suggestions on whether or how to include this information in resumes and/or cover letters?

Thanks!

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geo1 in Chino Hills, California

45 months ago

Gpa's are not that relevant for a job application. An individual can look great on paper, but have no personality or people person skills. Employers look for well rounded individuals who they believe would be best suited for the job. In other words, that straight "B" student may be a better fit for the job based on attitude, demeanor, and commom sense.

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