Am I tweaking for no reason?

I recently received and signed an offer from a MM firm. On my resume, I am just now realizing that I left my high school GPA on there in the format of the template that was sent to me "3.9/4.0". this is false, my high school gpa was 3.3. 

I was never asked about the GPA in any interviews or job app. I know this speaks to my attention to minor details..

During the background check, It asked for my college information, which i provided. It did NOT ask for high school info to check out. 

Will EBI reference my resume and call my high school during the background check? 

I am literally dripping sweat as I just realized this error. 

Can anyone speak to this issue? 

Comments (19)

 
  • Associate 1 in CorpDev
Jan 13, 2021 - 10:57am

Nothing will happen. Ignore it and don't bring it up. Take it off your resume going forward - no reason to include your HS GPA unless it was actually a 3.9-4.0. 

 
  • Intern in PE - LBOs
Jan 13, 2021 - 11:08am

They have better things to do with their time - 100% they will not check. They didn't hire you because your GPA was a 3.9 - that may have mattered when determining if you got an interview. They hired because they liked you IN the interviews.

I understand where you're coming from though, I've been there before when I was younger. Congrats on the role!

 
  • Intern in RE - Comm
Jan 13, 2021 - 11:14am

Thank you for this. Just to confirm... you don't think the third party conducting the background check will look into it?

 
  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jan 13, 2021 - 11:27am

The third party will only verify the information that was provided to them through the background check form.

 
  • Incoming Analyst in IB-M&A
Jan 13, 2021 - 12:20pm

i dont even remember my high school gpa. no one will care. take it off tho for the future. 

 
Jan 13, 2021 - 3:04pm

Do not contact the firm about this. No one cares about your HS GPA. Take it off your resume though.

 
  • Associate 2 in IB-M&A
Jan 13, 2021 - 3:26pm

Honestly I thinks it's a bit weird that you included your HS on your resume, no one cares about that.

 
Jan 14, 2021 - 5:53pm

yepyepyep

False. I networked my way into the interview process... never even applied.

Ok then why dont you come clean with HR ? Let them know it's a mistake value, and let's see if it's irrelevant as you have implied otherwise. It's just not fair, I know plenty people who are super talented but screened out because of this point (internships etc but probably less for graduate roles) ... in my opinion, it does matter early on. Taking advantage of the system all this time, I get it ... you do you bhruv

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