Post # 1
…for some reason, Gmail sent the email twice — once with just the cover letter attached, and once with both. Same message.
Way to help me look like I know what I’m doing, Gmail!!!!!!
Hopefully they won’t be interested — I know I would love to work at this school, it’s wicked close to my house…but it’s a private school. =(
Post # 3
@peachacid: Once, I accidentally sent a ring link instead of my resume still thinking I had it copied to my clipboard. Lol. I still sent my résumé and got an interview.
Post # 4
@sunshine_kar: I am so conflicted in applying…I love the kids I work with, but it’s a 45 minute drive every day and there are rumors they might close the school (it’s a charter).
Post # 5
@peachacid: honey, you have to do what’s best for you!
Post # 6
@sunshine_kar: HAHAHA!! Oh, I’m sorry – but you just made me snort my coffee!! That’s hilarious 😛
Post # 7
I’ve sent the wrong cover letter to a job before. No interview…but that’s to be expected. Big whoopsie there.
Another time I had all the dates wrong on my resume. Fail. Got a job then.
Post # 8
@peachacid: I totally understand! I’ve been waiting more than two-and-a-half years to find a job in my field in DH’s (now my) area, where I moved after we were married. I have 25 years of experience in my field, and it seems no one even wants to interview a senior-level person for a lower-level position, and available, senior-level jobs have been extremely rare in this region.
I finally discovered what seemed like an amazing opportunity, and, last weekend I worked diligently to prepare the required documents, including a cover letter and a list of numerous references, to submit for the organization’s consideration.
However, I was extremely busy with family issues and church-related obligations for much of last weekend. Late Sunday night, after midnight, and after both Darling Husband and I had already proofread my cover letter, I just HAD to keep tweaking it. I just HAD to do it. I suddenly noticed that I had added a word at the end of a preceding paragraph that I had used in the first sentence of the last paragraph, so I quickly changed the word to another, (I thought) better word and sent the e-mail.
After hitting send, I reviewed the e-mail … only to discover TO MY HORROR that the very word to which I had just changed the word in the final paragraph was the SAME WORD I HAD ALREADY USED NEAR THE BEGINNING OF THAT SAME SENTENCE. AAACK!
Thankfully, I eventually was able to remind myself that God’s plan for my life is not going to be thwarted by a mistake I had made despite my having put forth a great deal of effort to ensure that what I submitted was as close to perfect as I could make it. In fact, it’s even possible that He could use my mistake to ensure that I am not even considered for a position that He may not want me to have. Still, I do understand how you’re feeling about what happened.
Post # 9
@Quinlan: I was like “oh shit, oh shit” but then I was like whatevs. Haha. I can’t believe the guy called me after that.