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Old 01-21-2014, 08:59 PM
 
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How big of a deal was this? I put a job on my resume to say 11/11 - 1/12 instead of 11/10- 1/11. I now have 3 interviews based off this resume! I just emailed a recruiter explaining this mistake with my new resume. It was an honest mistake. I was curious about what to do?
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Well first off, you correct it and make sure any new submissions reflect the actual date. I have to wonder though what effect showing you worked somewhere for only 2 months could have? You've got 3 interviews lined up so maybe you'll get a job offer. But seriously, a typo is not an honest mistake, in my book anyway. You always double check, triple check. You failed to do that but maybe it will work out for you anyway.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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Always have someone else read your resume.
It's amazing what you'll miss when you're the one who wrote the text.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:57 AM
 
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I would not spend any more time worrying about it. Is there a reason you put such a short term job on your resume?
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:34 PM
 
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It was an internship. It was 3 months. I talked to her and she was OK with it.

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Old 01-22-2014, 05:44 PM
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It was an internship. It was actually 3 months. I posted it wrong on here also.
Double typo? LOL

Live and learn.

I do not think it is much of a big deal unless they ask you a specific timeline or what you were doing, and that is rare, but still happens at some companies. If they do ask and you say it was a typo that will not look good, but then again I wouldn't want to lie about it either.
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:59 PM
 
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I accidentally put the wrong date on one of my employment history on an application. When I went in to interview, the interviewer pointed it out and I explained it was a mistake, she asked me to initial and change the date, we moved on with the interview. It really didn't effect anything since I'm going through the background phase for the job now. Just explain and they will either change the date or have you do it and move on from there.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:24 PM
 
Location: NC
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Some employers will view this as sloppy editing work or lack of attention to detail. It all depends on what type of company you applied to, what level the position is, and how forgiving is the hiring manager. If the position requires attention to details, clearly this isn't good. You may have gotten the interviews before they were aware of the error. If you are working with a recruiter and they originally forwarded your resume, they could resend the new one and explain "they" sent an old or draft version. I would NOT wait until the interview to bring it to their attention. your recruiter seems a bit casual about it. Is this an entry level position?
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Old 01-23-2014, 08:07 AM
 
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As the previous poster said, the bigger problem would be the perception of sloppiness. I could see one error with a date, but two is, well, sloppy.

Live and learn, though. I've turned in a sloppy CV before.
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