$h!t, did I just make a huge resume mistake?!

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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1549 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

its an internship so i wouldn’t worry about it – they could just think its scheduled to end in september which is in like 2 weeks anyway.  I’ve been a part of hiring people and half the time we didn’t even look at the dates.

Post # 4
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820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Missknicole:  From what I know by talking to hiring managers/HR pros, one mistake (especially if it’s not a grammar/spelling error) won’t kill you. 2-3, maybe. But you should still get an interview if it’s something like that, in which case you’ll be able to blow the roof off and make them forget about the error.

Post # 5
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Missknicole:  That is one they probably won’t even catch.  The way to fix it is to make sure to bring fixed copies of your resume with you when you go to the interview for in case they ask about it.  I thought it was going to be much more serious than that.

Post # 6
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10986 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@beachbride1216:  +1.  Bring a corrected version to any interviews you may have.  Also, when you complete the job application (if you do), ensure that you write the correct dates there.

Post # 8
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225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wouldn’t worry about it, but if you get an interview I’d bring a corrected copy and let them know of the typo. If there’s a contact email address for applicants you could email them a new version but I wouldn’t make a big deal out of it. 

Post # 9
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828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Is there any way you can update the application or attach a note? 

The reason I would be concerned is that if it is for a government position, they will definitely do a background check, even for an intern. They will verify dates of employment and could also verify the internship.  Most likely, they will check to make sure the dates on your application match, but they could look at the resume too.

If you can’t edit it, and they contact you for an interview, I would let them know at that point that you made an error. Disclose it as soon as possible.

It doesn’t seem like a big deal, but a lot of corporations and I’m sure the government, have hard and fast rules about these things.

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