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GPA太低面试时怎么解释?

作者:未知 来源:未知 2014-11-05 我要评论( )

At a job interview, how do you explain a low GPA?

GPA太低面试时怎么解释?

Answer by Josh Tolan, CEO of Sparkhire.com

在线视频简历平台Sparkhire.com首席执行官约什•托朗的回答

It’s certainly important to be honest about your grades, but remember that while you may have to discuss some negative aspects of your career history during a job interview, you should always highlight accomplishments alongside it as well. Many college students have low GPAs because they’re focused on other things, like working at the school newspaper, being heavily involved in clubs, volunteer work, or building new organizations on and off campus. Or maybe your grades were low because you were working a job to pay off college tuition or living expenses. Explain this to your interviewer, and transition into more positive aspects of your college experience by saying something like, “Although these activities negatively affected my GPA, I was able to build my skills in other ways and fulfill a number of other accomplishments, including…” and provide some examples. Be sure your interviewer knows you weren’t just slacking off.

诚实面对自己的成绩,当然很重要,但要记住,虽然面试中你可能不得不谈论一些职业生涯中的负面情况,但重点是介绍自己在这个过程中所取得的成绩。许多大学生的平均绩点(GPA)较低,是因为他们将精力用在了其他方面,比如在校报工作,积极参与俱乐部、志愿者工作,或在校园内外组建新的社团等。你的成绩低也有可能是因为你不得不去打工挣学费或生活费。向面试官解释自己的原因,然后将话题引到更积极的方面,比如可以说:“这些活动虽然影响了我的成绩,但我由此锻炼了其他方面的能力,并取得了一些成就,比如……”,然后提供一些实例。一定要让面试官知道,你在大学里并没有混日子。

Answer by Stuart Liroff, technical recruiter

技术招聘专员斯图尔特•里诺夫的回答

I agree with telling the truth.

我同意说出事实真相。

However, I disagree that working part-time, doing other extra curricular activities, (even relevant ones such as student government, fraternity leadership, clubs, volunteering, etc,) are an acceptable excuse. In my opinion, there is no good excuse whatsoever for a low GPA.

但我并不认为做兼职或参加其他课外活动(即便是一些相关的活动,比如学生会、兄弟会领导、俱乐部、志愿者等),是可以接受的理由。在我看来,平均绩点低,没有什么好的借口。

If you use such an excuse, you’ll get categorized as a ‘whiner’ and ‘complainer’ and won’t get hired.

如果你找这样的借口,你会被划入“牢骚者”和“抱怨者”之列而被弃用。

I believe low GPA is a function of not performing higher on whatever standardized grading system your school was using. Simply that. Therefore, the excuse is that you didn’t study hard enough or work hard enough to understand what was expected of you so that you could perform higher. The take away message was that you learned from that experience and have compensated for those weaknesses by being humble and by working more studiously at your chosen craft.

我相信,平均绩点低证明你在学校标准化评分系统中的表现不佳。就是这么简单。因此,你的理由应该是自己学习不够努力,或者没有努力去了解学校对自己的期待,结果导致成绩不佳。重点是,你汲取了教训,不再自大,并通过更加勤奋的学习,弥补了自己在成绩上的不足。

Of course, if there are other more accurate reasons, then of course say it your own way, but my point in the previous paragraph is to position yourself and be honest about your low GPA. Say that you’ve learned and are working hard to improve.

当然,如果你确实有自己的理由,当然要坦诚,我在上一段中的观点,是要让你摆正心态,诚实面对成绩不佳的现状。但一定要说自己已经汲取了教训,并且正在努力提高。

I would not get into a long explanation. Keep it simple, straightforward, don’t dwell, and move on to the next topic. I was stupid, I learned, here’s my proof, and I’m improving as a result.

我不建议进行长篇大论的解释。简单直接,不要详述,然后进行下一个话题。我不聪明,我汲取了教训,这是我的证据,我正在进步。

You might be introspective, in fact, and do an assessment. What have you done in your career to improve? These are good data points to cite, as an example, or proof, that you’re doing what you say.

你可能正在自我反省,并进行一次评估。为提高成绩,你做了哪些努力?这些数据都可以作为例子或证据,证明你说到做到。

Good luck!

祝你好运!

Answer by Brian Gill, CEO of Gilware Inc.

Gilware公司CEO布莱恩•吉尔的回答

If they cared about GPA you wouldn’t get the interview in the first place. I really only think GPA is relevant for your first full time job application. Many companies have realized that its often the 4.0 perfectionists that are not nearly as successful as the typically more well-rounded(socially) peers with 3.0. That is a massive generalization of course, as I’ve met many 4.0 PhD folks that are very affable and like to party.

如果雇主真的非常在意你的平均绩点,那你在最开始就不可能得到面试机会。我只是认为,平均绩点与你的第一份全职工作申请有一定的关系。许多公司意识到,那些得到4.0分的完美主义者,反而没有那些只得到3.0分,但能力更全面的同学,更容易取得成功。当然,这只是一种非常笼统的观察,我认识许多平均绩点为4.0分的博士生,他们为人友善,也喜欢参加派对。

A 4-year degree, minimum-GPA and relevant experience are potential table-stakes to get the interview. I can’t ever recall having a post-interview sit-down with all the hiring managers and a candidate’s degree or GPA even coming up in the conversation. The interview is all about attempting to figure out if this person will mesh well with the team, how autonomous and driven they are, what is their overall upside and how quickly will they hit the ground running.

四年制大学学位、最低限度的平均绩点和相关经验,是得到面试机会的基本筹码。我不记得在面试结束后与招聘经理们座谈时,会谈到求职者的学位或平均绩点。面试的过程,就是试图弄清楚求职者是否适合团队,他们的自主性与紧迫感有多强,他们的总体优势是什么,他们能在多久之后做出成绩。

If for some reason your GPA does come up the interview, honesty is the best policy … to some extent. If you were going through some substance abuse issues or general health issues that have been overcome, it’s really none of their concern at this point. Being overly honest might cause an unfair red-flag. A simple explanation that, ‘while I’m smart I’m not much of an academic.. I’m very happy to get out into the real world and put school behind me..’ should be good.

如果由于某些原因,面试中提到了你的平均绩点,诚实是最好的选择……至少在某种程度上是如此。如果你经历过滥用药物问题或一般健康问题,并且已经克服,这不会引起他们的担忧。过度诚实可能会导致一个对你不公的危险信号。简单的解释便足够了,比如“虽然我很聪明,但我在学术方面并不擅长……我很高兴能够离开学校来到现实世界……”

Answer by Bill Florin, writer and entrepreneur

作家、创业者比尔•弗洛林的回答

You can’t get around the truth, so think about ways to present your successes in as compelling a way as possible.

你不可能避开事实真相,所以尽可能以更令人信服的方式展示自己取得的成功。

Did you get great grades in a particular subject/discipline?If so, you can talk about how this subject area was a particularly strong interest for you. Explain how it will be especially valuable to the employer.

是否有一门课程得到了优秀的分数?如果是,你可以说自己对这门课程是如何感兴趣。解释一下为什么它对雇主有特殊的价值。

Did your grades get better later? If so, discuss how you learned from your mistakes earlier in your academic career, found a new focus and finished strong.

你的成绩后来是否有所提高?如果是,讨论一下自己从初期所犯的错误中汲取了哪些教训,如何找到新的关注点,最终以不错的成绩毕业。

Did you work on a particular project that was very successful that could mitigate the GPA reality? For example, if you are interviewing for a position in a given field and you did projects/coursework that will be especially relevant, discuss that project. Though it didn’t necessarily improve your GPA markedly, you found it engaging. Connect the dots to explain how it will be valuable to the employer.

你是否参与过非常成功的项目,可以缓解平均绩点不高带来的压力?例如,如果你在面试某个领域的职位,而你做过的项目或课程作业与此有特殊的关系,你便可以谈论这个项目。虽然这没有明显提高你的平均绩点,但你发现它与你求职的工作有密切的关系。根据两者之间的关系,解释这样的项目对雇主有怎样的价值。

Don’t make excuses.As others have mentioned, excuses sound like whining, and that will not help.

不要找借口。正如其他人所说,借口听起来像是抱怨,不会有任何帮助。

Get creative in how you choose to explain your college experience. Good luck!

在解释自己的大学经历时,尽量采用一些有创意的方式。祝你好运。(财富中文网)

重点词汇学习:

curricular [kə'rikjulə]
adj. 课程的

proof [pru:f]
n. 证明;证据;校样;考验;验证;试验adj. 防…的;不能透入的;证明用的;耐…的vt. 试验;校对;使不被穿透

mitigate ['mitiɡeit]
vt. 使缓和,使减轻vi. 减轻,缓和下来

perfectionist [pə'fekʃənist]
n. 完美主义者,追求完美的人;至善论者

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