Re: how important is the GPA in getting a JOb

Discussion in 'MCSD' started by Eric, May 19, 2004.

  1. Eric

    Eric Guest

    AJ wrote:

    > I got a low GPA like 2.4/2.5
    >
    > How important its getting yr first Job. I got 1.5 yrs of .net
    > experience and also made 3 web applications. I got no internship.


    Extermely important! Lots of companies look for 3.5 and up (where 4.0
    is perfect).

    You might consider retaking some of the classes with a low score.

    Sadly, practical experience doesn't mean much if your resume ends up in
    the garbage can in the HR office before the Technical people even see
    it.

    If there's no way to raise your score, then it might be helpful to get
    certifications. But don't stop looking for a job while you study. Work
    experience means more than certifications alone.

    By the way, you might have better luck with smaller companies who don't
    have a big HR department.

    Good Luck,
    Eric
     
    Eric, May 19, 2004
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  2. >I have heard that most of the companies dont even care about the GPA.

    Very true, most (if not all) only want people with proven real work
    experience.

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, May 19, 2004
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  3. Eric

    JaR Guest

    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere opined, On 5/19/04 1:04 PM:

    >>I have heard that most of the companies dont even care about the GPA.

    >
    >
    > Very true, most (if not all) only want people with proven real work
    > experience.
    >
    > Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3


    But he's gonna get certified! That should be the same thing, right?

    JaR
    Employed Thug
     
    JaR, May 19, 2004
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  4. >But he's gonna get certified! That should be the same thing, right?

    You bet!!

    And I'm going to sell him this here, all singing, all dancing training
    kit that will guarantee, yes that's right, guarantee, a job which
    pays.... wait for it.... 100K a year!!!!

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, May 19, 2004
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  5. Eric

    Eric Guest

    JaR wrote:

    > But he's gonna get certified! That should be the same thing, right?


    If I understand you correctly, you're saying a certification is the
    same thing as work experience?

    I would never believe this. It is better than not being certified, but
    actual work experience is better that someone with certifications and
    no work experience.

    I see certiifications as being a good "extra". But the biggest benefits
    are always going to come from a degree in Computer Science (or
    related), and actual job experience.

    If you don't have a degree, certifications can help you get an entry
    level job.

    If you have work experience, certifications can help to set you apart
    from others with work experience.

    Eric
     
    Eric, May 20, 2004
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  6. Eric

    JaR Guest

    On Thu, 20 May 2004 08:37:19 -0700, Eric extemporised:

    > JaR wrote:
    >
    >> But he's gonna get certified! That should be the same thing, right?

    >
    > If I understand you correctly, you're saying a certification is the
    > same thing as work experience?
    >
    > I would never believe this. It is better than not being certified, but
    > actual work expe <kasnip>


    Please see www.itscalledsarcasm.com

    Furrfu

    JaR
    Unclear Thug
     
    JaR, May 20, 2004
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  7. >If you don't have a degree, certifications can help you get an entry
    >level job.


    I don't see that happening too often, not now & not ever before. It
    costs a lot of money and effort to bring someone up to speed on how
    things work in the real world within a company's business domain. This
    is even the case with technically experienced people who change
    business sectors. Remember writing code is easy - once you understand
    what is *really* required, that's the hard part. The ms cert's don't
    expect you to understand how things work in the real world.

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, May 20, 2004
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  8. >>> But he's gonna get certified! That should be the same thing, right?
    >>
    >> If I understand you correctly, you're saying a certification is the
    >> same thing as work experience?
    >>
    >> I would never believe this. It is better than not being certified, but
    >> actual work expe <kasnip>

    >
    >Please see www.itscalledsarcasm.com


    get away!!!

    Kline Sphere (Chalk) MCNGP #3
     
    The Poster Formerly Known as Kline Sphere, May 20, 2004
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  9. Eric

    JaR Guest

    On Thu, 20 May 2004 18:14:47 +0100, extemporised:

    >>>> But he's gonna get certified! That should be the same thing, right?
    >>>
    >>> If I understand you correctly, you're saying a certification is the
    >>> same thing as work experience?
    >>>
    >>> I would never believe this. It is better than not being certified, but
    >>> actual work expe <kasnip>

    >>
    >>Please see www.itscalledsarcasm.com

    >
    > get away!!!


    Swear ta gwod!

    JaR
    Profane Thug
     
    JaR, May 20, 2004
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  10. Eric

    Eric Guest

    JaR wrote:

    > Please see www.itscalledsarcasm.com


    I guess I need to mellow out ....

    Sorry,
    Eric

    PS: Maybe my kids don't need to go to college, after all?
     
    Eric, May 21, 2004
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