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Elsaball
01-19-2011, 03:13 PM
I'm sure this question has been asked before, but do you round your GPA on resumes to the nearest 100th or truncate it after 2 decimal digits?
e.g., what would a 3.796 be on a resume?

PhildeTruth
01-19-2011, 03:16 PM
I'm sure this question has been asked before, but do you round your GPA on resumes to the nearest 100th or truncate it after 2 decimal digits?
e.g., what would a 3.796 be on a resume?

Based upon what I've said in interviews, this would be rounded to a 3.7.

Elsaball
01-19-2011, 03:18 PM
Good Lord. you round DOWN to the nearest tenth?

ldancer911
01-19-2011, 03:25 PM
3.8
3.80 if you feel like it.

Lemmie Check
01-19-2011, 03:29 PM
3.8 could be assumed to be anywhere in the 3.80-3.89 range, and then when they check your transcript it could be bad for you. 3.80 is even worse because it suggests further precision.

Put it as 3.79 on your resume.

PhildeTruth
01-19-2011, 03:32 PM
Good Lord. you round DOWN to the nearest tenth?

Yep. I'm not sure about my 3rd decimal, but my 2nd decimal was a 9. I round down.

The last thing you want to do is go into the sewer and lie about your GPA, only not to get the job anyway. Honesty first is my motto.

Colymbosathon ecplecticos
01-19-2011, 03:35 PM
Think of it this way: if you tell me you have a 4.0, and I later find out that you got a "B" in something, I'll conclude that you lied on your application.

silverfox
01-19-2011, 03:36 PM
3.8 could be assumed to be anywhere in the 3.80-3.89 range, and then when they check your transcript it could be bad for you. 3.80 is even worse because it suggests further precision.

Put it as 3.79 on your resume.

Really? When I see 3.8, I assume they've rounded up so the range is 3.71-3.80. Not that it really matters though. 3.7 and 3.8 are actuarially equivalent.

PhildeTruth
01-19-2011, 03:36 PM
Think of it this way: if you tell me you have a 4.0, and I later find out that you got a "B" in something, I'll conclude that you lied on your application.

:iatp:

epic

this should make someone's sig.

raxicoricofallipatorius
01-19-2011, 03:36 PM
I would say 3.80 is fine. That's how numbers are rounded, so it's not a lie at all.

PhildeTruth
01-19-2011, 03:37 PM
I would say 3.80 is fine. That's how numbers are rounded, so it's not a lie at all.

If the transcript goes to 3 decimals, it's not a 3.80. This is fraud and you could lose a job because of this.

SirVLCIV
01-19-2011, 03:37 PM
I'm sure this question has been asked before, but do you round your GPA on resumes to the nearest 100th or truncate it after 2 decimal digits?
e.g., what would a 3.796 be on a resume?

3.80 :shrug:

Really, 3.79 vs. 3.80 makes NO DIFFERENCE and I WON'T CARE either way.

If an interviewer does care, I probably won't want to work with them anyway.

We also don't ask for transcripts. :shrug:

PhildeTruth
01-19-2011, 03:38 PM
3.80 :shrug:

Really, 3.79 vs. 3.80 makes NO DIFFERENCE and I WON'T CARE either way.

If an interviewer does care, I probably won't want to work with them anyway.

How about 3.78 v 3.79?

3.77 v 3.78?

.........

3.70 v 3.71?

If it doesn't matter, just put 3.7 there.

Paul Blart
01-19-2011, 03:39 PM
3.80 :shrug:

Really, 3.79 vs. 3.80 makes NO DIFFERENCE and I WON'T CARE either way.

If an interviewer does care, I probably won't want to work with them anyway.

We also don't ask for transcripts. :shrug:.

So you're saying you're not a detail oriented person? :lol:

Dismal Science
01-19-2011, 03:39 PM
Yep. I'm not sure about my 3rd decimal, but my 2nd decimal was a 9. I round down.

The last thing you want to do is go into the sewer and lie about your GPA, only not to get the job anyway. Honesty first is my motto.

Isn't deliberately keeping your GPA off your resume lying by omission?

ElDucky
01-19-2011, 03:40 PM
3.80 would mean from [3.795, 3.805). If you take issue with proper rounding I'd say use the extra digits.

Your transcript likely shows your GPA; I'd just write that.

silverfox
01-19-2011, 03:40 PM
So you're saying you're not a detail oriented person?

Either that or someone needs a lesson on significant digits.

SirVLCIV
01-19-2011, 03:41 PM
3.80 would mean from [3.795, 3.805). If you take issue with proper rounding I'd say use the extra digits.

:tup:

raxicoricofallipatorius
01-19-2011, 03:41 PM
If the transcript goes to 3 decimals, it's not a 3.80. This is fraud and you could lose a job because of this.

Does the transcript actually go to 3 decimals though (actually, does it even show an average - mine didn't), or is the op calculating it by hand? It's fairly standard to show GPA to 2 decimals, and I see nothing wrong with rounding in the normal fashion.

SirVLCIV
01-19-2011, 03:42 PM
How about 3.78 v 3.79?

3.77 v 3.78?

.........

3.70 v 3.71?

If it doesn't matter, just put 3.7 there.

I prefer 2 decimal places when it comes to GPA. Odd number of decimal places always seems to get on my nerves.

silverfox
01-19-2011, 03:42 PM
Does the transcript actually go to 3 decimals though (actually, does it even show an average - mine didn't), or is the op calculating it by hand? It's fairly standard to show GPA to 2 decimals, and I see nothing wrong with rounding in the normal fashion.

I always thought 1 decimal was the norm.

ldancer911
01-19-2011, 03:43 PM
Yep. I'm not sure about my 3rd decimal, but my 2nd decimal was a 9. I round down.

The last thing you want to do is go into the sewer and lie about your GPA, only not to get the job anyway. Honesty first is my motto.

If the transcript goes to 3 decimals, it's not a 3.80. This is fraud and you could lose a job because of this.

To the OP: It is not lying. Phil is a troll...don't listen to him on anything. Threads like this usually get the brunt of the trolling since Phil wasn't able to get a decent GPA.

PhildeTruth
01-19-2011, 03:45 PM
To the OP: It is not lying. Phil is a troll...don't listen to him on anything. Threads like this usually get the brunt of the trolling since Phil wasn't able to get a decent GPA.

Phil didn't lie about his GPA. That says more than what the actual GPA is. Phil is not a cheater. If one lies about their GPA chances are they cheated in the classroom as well.

raxicoricofallipatorius
01-19-2011, 03:48 PM
I always thought 1 decimal was the norm.

Um, I'm not really sure. I always put 2 on mine because otherwise it would have rounded to 4.0, and that would be lying. I guess both would be pretty common.

Dismal Science
01-19-2011, 03:50 PM
Phil didn't lie about his GPA. That says more than what the actual GPA is. Phil is not a cheater. If one lies about their GPA chances are they cheated in the classroom as well.

As I wrote earlier- not putting the GPA on your resume is lying by omission.

PhildeTruth
01-19-2011, 03:59 PM
As I wrote earlier- not putting the GPA on your resume is lying by omission.

No it is not lying. One can always ask GPA in the interview if one wants to know.

KidCA
01-19-2011, 04:18 PM
As I wrote earlier- not putting the GPA on your resume is lying by omission.

What an asinine statement to make.

If you said, "omitting it leads you to believe it's bad," then that has merit.

Kenny
01-19-2011, 04:21 PM
To the OP: It is not lying. Phil is a troll...don't listen to him on anything. Threads like this usually get the brunt of the trolling since Phil wasn't able to get a decent GPA.

I think Phil is an ignorant ass, but I agree with him on this. Truncate or leave it off.

PhildeTruth
01-19-2011, 04:22 PM
I think Phil is an ignorant ass, but I agree with him on this. Truncate or leave it off.

:boom:

silverfox
01-19-2011, 04:22 PM
What an asinine statement to make.

If you said, "omitting it leads you to believe it's bad," then that has merit.

If someone didn't omit it and put a sub 2.7 GPA, I'd be like, this guy is a Dumas.

Kenny
01-19-2011, 04:23 PM
As I wrote earlier- not putting the GPA on your resume is lying by omission.

Is it lying that I didn't put the piece of candy that I stole when I was in 5th grade on my resume too? A resume is about presenting your qualifications to an employer, and there is no mandatory information that must be included.

Sophia Petrillo
01-19-2011, 04:26 PM
mine would round to a 4.0. i put 3.9. 4.0 just didn't feel right. i also think that putting more than one decimal looks silly.

PhildeTruth
01-19-2011, 04:31 PM
mine would round to a 4.0. i put 3.9. 4.0 just didn't feel right. i also think that putting more than one decimal looks silly.

lol

did you go to Uconn?

limabeanactuary
01-19-2011, 04:33 PM
Isn't deliberately keeping your GPA off your resume lying by omission?

No. Some of us assumed that people understood what "Valedictorian" meant.

JMO
01-19-2011, 04:35 PM
3.80 would mean from [3.795, 3.805). If you take issue with proper rounding I'd say use the extra digits.

Your transcript likely shows your GPA; I'd just write that.
:tup:
:tup: :tup:

Sophia Petrillo
01-19-2011, 04:37 PM
lol

did you go to Uconn?

i went to the university of mind your own business.

Whiskey
01-19-2011, 04:37 PM
I think Phil is an ignorant ass, but I agree with him on this. Truncate or leave it off.

:iatp: IMO, it all comes down to how you would list a 3.997 GPA. You would NEVER list that as 4.0 or 4.00.

Dismal Science
01-19-2011, 04:38 PM
Geez, you guys really take the bait, huh? This whole debate is stupid- these threads are only good for riling people up and watching the chaos. Phil actually has the right idea.

Dismal Science
01-19-2011, 04:40 PM
I'm not sure why Phil gives UConn so many shout-outs. Is it just because eagles/annuitize went there and you like provoking him? Where did you go to school?

PhildeTruth
01-19-2011, 04:42 PM
I'm not sure why Phil gives UConn so many shout-outs. Is it just because eagles/annuitize went there and you like provoking him?
Eagles got an actuarial science scholarship to Uconn with a 400 verbal SAT AND he keeps touting Uconn as a CAE, so it only seems fit to pick on Uconn.

ldancer911
01-19-2011, 04:43 PM
IMO, it all comes down to how you would list a 3.997 GPA. You would NEVER list that as 4.0 or 4.00.

OP doesn't have a 3.997 GPA. OP has a 3.976 GPA. Anyone with any bit of sense is going to be smart enough to understand a 3.80 GPA means a GPA between 3.795 and 3.805.

PhildeTruth
01-19-2011, 04:47 PM
OP doesn't have a 3.997 GPA. OP has a 3.976 GPA. Anyone with any bit of sense is going to be smart enough to understand a 3.80 GPA means a GPA between 3.795 and 3.805.

A GPA of 3.80 is greater than a GPA of 3.796.

List it as a 3.7.

limabeanactuary
01-19-2011, 04:50 PM
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We had awesome apple cider.

Keep It Real, Yo
01-19-2011, 04:53 PM
If I interviewed a 3.796 candidate that put a 3.8 it wouldn't bother me.

Dismal Science
01-19-2011, 04:57 PM
This would actually make an interesting interview question: "What is your actual GPA out to _____ digits? Now why did you choose to round it to ____ on your resume?"

Jigsaw
01-19-2011, 04:59 PM
If I interviewed a 3.796 candidate that put a 3.8 it wouldn't bother me.

I'd throw the resume in the trash.

blastdabomb
01-19-2011, 04:59 PM
This would actually make an interesting interview question: "What is your actual GPA out to _____ digits? Now why did you choose to round it to ____ on your resume?"

I'd love to answer this one in real life though. Say if I have a 3.800 GPA, I'll just say I got exactly 3.800 GPA according to my university so there's no rounding involved :danim:

Sommelier
01-19-2011, 05:02 PM
*pours one out for when the Careers section was actually useful and not just a pissing match*

ldancer911
01-19-2011, 05:02 PM
I'd throw the resume in the trash.

:troll:

silverfox
01-19-2011, 05:03 PM
This would actually make an interesting interview question: "What is your actual GPA out to _____ digits? Now why did you choose to round it to ____ on your resume?"

1. I don't know off hand. If it's not on my transcript, I'll have to calculate it out by hand.

2. More than 1 decimal doesn't give you any additional information about me, but I now know that you are very anal. I'm out.

limabeanactuary
01-19-2011, 05:09 PM
Well, PdT, just let us know when you become a hiring manager and how these practices work out for you.

SirVLCIV
01-19-2011, 05:39 PM
I'd throw the resume in the trash.

Good, because I wouldn't want to work with you anyway.

FTR, I round my 3.894 to 3.89. :shrug:

When I interview people, I just check if they are >=3.75, 3.5<=X<3.75, 3.25<=X<3.5, or 3<=X<3.25. I don't pay much attention other than that.

LifeIsAPoissonProcess
01-19-2011, 06:38 PM
Doesn't anything north of 3.50 round up to a 4.0?

blastdabomb
01-19-2011, 06:46 PM
Doesn't anything north of 3.50 round up to a 4.0?

In the academic world, 3.5 is different from a 3.9 GPA. 3.5 is good GPA while 3.9 GPA is just a bit shy of straight A's.

And if you're playing rounding games, just say anything over 2 should round up to 4...