Post # 1
I’m probably overthinking this, but…I applied for a job I am *very* interested in last week, and I just opened my cover letter to apply for another, and noticed that when I was editing it last week, it didn’t save my last round of changes. The mistake was a sentence at the end of the first paragraph ending with a comma instead of a period (typo), like this,
I know that seems super minor, but here’s the thing….I’m a freakin writer!
I submitted my application via email, so the only thing I can do is re-send the correct version (it’s just an automated hr address), and risk looking like an idiot who applied for the same job twice. Or calling attn to a mistake they might not notice.
Bah, what is the right move?
Post # 3
@sara_tiara: I work in HR and think it could go either way… sometimes I see things like that and think OMG, if they were serious about the job the least they could do is proof read – maybe they don’t pay attention to detail… (usually this is more if they put the wrong title or something major – you would be surprised how many people use the same cover letter for mulitple jobs and forget to change details ie. “I’m applying for the writer position advisted in the globe and mail” when our position might be for a marketer and was advertised in the times).
That being said if the only error is the one thing I don’t think it’s an issue and I might not even notice (truth be told we skim through a lot to find the important stuff and a , vs a . easily could be missed). So I think you might draw more attention to send in another one.
Post # 4
@sara_tiara: I would not reapply. it’s not like you wrote the wrong cover letter for the wrong job, and sending in something would just draw attention to it.
Post # 5
I would let it go. It’s a small mistake.