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

Subject: Re: Resume: Educational relevance in light of actual experience?
From: Iggy <iggy_1996dp -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 10:00:47 -0700 (PDT)

I tell them I can't remember back that far, or that if
it's not on the resume then it's irrelevant from my
perspective. The degree's there. If they question it,
so is the name and location of the school. They can
call the school to confirm my graduate status. If you
have 10+ years' experience, there's no need to know a
GPA. Anyone who remembers theirs after 10 years - and
flaunts it - has issues, in my opinion. After you've
gained about 5 years of experience and have proven
your abilities (i.e. gone up in rank from "junior")
there is no need to supply a GPA score. Else you'd
better get your SAT scores ready as well.

--- "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?

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