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The Nine Things That Matter More Than Your GPA

November 30, 2011

As it’s coming close to the end of the semester and many students will be going out to find jobs, and many more will be looking at this fact more closely as they enter their final year, I thought I’d share this article with you as it is very relevant and something many of you need to consider.

I know how people get hired in Korea – it’s all down to your grades, right?

Wrong. No company hires people purely based on their grades. In Korea, grades are important, but they’re only so important, you need to have other skills and attributes. This article is very relevant and all students need to consider it as there are some very necessary and useful tips included. If you prepare for these, then you will have an advantage over many other candidates when searching for a job.

Students: The 9 things that matter more than GPA

Grades are the determining factor for performance in school. But in the professional world, that’s not how it works. Your bosses won’t tell you which questions will be on the test.

Your college GPA is a combination of several factors but isn’t really the best indicator of how you’ll perform in the working world. We all know that person with perfect grades who struggles socially or that person who couldn’t care less about school but seems to have no trouble making great things happen in their life. Book smarts and street smarts are very different things….

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Students, do you have any other job hunting or professional improvement tips that you would like to share?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Mr. H permalink
    November 30, 2011 8:13 pm

    I would also like to add that after your first job, your GPA is not bothered with much. In most cases if you have any type of job experience, that’s more looked upon than your past GPA.

    In the case of job hunting, I would like to say that make tons of backups because most likely you will not get the job you wished for, but if you do, good for you. How I view job hunting is you do not pick the job in this current market. A student that’s looking for a job should have over a dozen plus resumes ready also a list of the corporations they wish to work for.

  2. HSA(B) permalink
    December 2, 2011 6:47 pm

    thank you for the info:) I bet everyone right now is very stressed out about the grades…

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