Re: Resume: Educational relevance in light of actual experience?

Subject: Re: Resume: Educational relevance in light of actual experience?
From: Tom Murrell <trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 13:14:20 -0700 (PDT)

--- "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com> wrote:
> Along those lines, a friend of mine when interviewing for a technical
> writing job, with many, many years of documented experience in the field,
> was asked to tell what their GPA was when they graduated college with their
> tech-writing-related English degree. That degree was earned 10+ years
> before.
>
> Wow. I would have thought such a thing irrelevant after all that time.
> Thoughts?

Speaking as one who can trot out GPAs nearly as good as they can be, I'm not
overly impressed by them when I see them on other's resumes. Being school smart
is not the same as being job smart.

That said, if you're fresh out of school with little or no relevant job
experience but a good GPA, go with what you've got. But I agree with you, Sean,
that certainly after a few years, the GPA is so irrelevant to your fitness for
a job.

=====
Tom Murrell
Lead Technical Writer
Alliance Data Systems
Columbus, Ohio
mailto:tmurrell -at- columbus -dot- rr -dot- com
Personal Web Page - http://home.columbus.rr.com/murrell/
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