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Do you have to make good grades to get a good job?

I sometimes make bad grades but still have high goals. #career #school #job #grades

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Kelly’s Answer

I don't think it's generally the actual letter grades that lead to getting a good job - however, getting good grades in school or not getting good grades in school can be a differentiator, in either a good way or a not so good way. There's other things that are important as well and will help you in getting a good job, like your skills, experience or knowledge/education. However, good grades tell companies something about you - they reflect your level of focus, dedication and hard work towards your curriculum and your school work...and that could lead companies to draw conclusions about the level of focus, dedication and hard work you'll put towards your career and in your role as well. So, there's no disadvantage in working hard to get good grades - it'll only help you!

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Ashley’s Answer

No. Getting good grades help you get college scholarships.

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Richard’s Answer

Grades are more important for graduate school than finding an employer. To get a job you should be getting work experience through internships and making connections through professional societies. However, keep your grades up so you will have options. Some people go back to school to complete a post graduate degree after a few years in the work force.
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Steven’s Answer

Makes the path easier, and you might have to work a harder to convince people to take a shot on you. I don't equate good grades with better employee at all, but it does signal certain characteristics before they even speak one word - so you have to prepare a little extra to highlight all that you can bring to an organization that isn't on that piece of paper. Good luck!
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