I have always felt that GPA is really not an important thing for a resume; I feel that it wont make or break your chances for a good job. Recently, I came across an interesting article on PRdaily. The piece discusses “9 things that matter more than GPA.” Included on the list is time management, experience, portfolios, writing skills, presentation skills, etc.
I agree highly that these attributes are not necessarily represented in ones GPA. Many of these skills cannot be taught in a classroom setting and are learned in other ways. I think out of the nine listed, networking is the most significant. While it is cliche to say, it’s not what you know, but who you know. Networking yourself, as well as working on all the other things listed are all very important. GPA is not everything.
Do you agree with the article? Is there anything not listed you think is important?