High GPA could work against young women job hunters Men who excel in college twice as likely to get

Stellar grades in college could hurt -- rather than help -- women new to the job market, according to a new study that suggests employers place more value on the perceived "likability" of female applicants than on their academic success. Male applicants with high grade point averages were twice as likely to be contacted by employers as women with the same grades and comparable experience and educational background in a study from The Ohio State University. The picture was even worse for women.