Resume Mistake- Will this hurt me?

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Resume Mistake- Will this hurt me?

Postby Dream Machine » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:33 pm

I just noticed that in my resume that went to two of my schools, at the top of my resume, I meant to write something to the effect of Objective: To attend an ABA-accredited. Instead, I used the word objection instead of objective. I looked over the thing probably 15 times and I don't know how I didn't catch it. I literally want someone to punch me in the face now. I am above the 75% in GPA and LSAT for both of these places, but this is a pretty bad mistake and show incompetence, inattention to detail, etc. Do you think this mistake will hurt me? Thanks.
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Re: Resume Mistake- Will this hurt me?

Postby ashleyrenee » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:36 pm

I don't think it will hurt you especially since your numbers are in the top percentile.

But - I would suggest taking the Objective/Objection etc from your resume completely for any future applications. You are applying to law school so it's obvious what you want :)

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Re: Resume Mistake- Will this hurt me?

Postby mighttransfer » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:37 pm

ashleyrenee wrote:I don't think it will hurt you especially since your numbers are in the top percentile.

But - I would suggest taking the Objective/Objection etc from your resume completely for any future applications. You are applying to law school so it's obvious what you want :)


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Re: Resume Mistake- Will this hurt me?

Postby Dream Machine » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:42 pm

Is it possible that they won't look at my resume and/or won't notice the typo?

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Re: Resume Mistake- Will this hurt me?

Postby 071816 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:44 pm

Please DO NOT put an objective section on your resume. That's such a n00bish thing to do.

edit: Welp, looks like you already did. This is awkward...

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Re: Resume Mistake- Will this hurt me?

Postby ashleyrenee » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:45 pm

they will probably look at it - especially if it's required.
BUT definitely possible they won't notice the typo.

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Re: Resume Mistake- Will this hurt me?

Postby TommyK » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:54 pm

Might not notice.

If they notice, probably won't matter.

But +1 to Chimp - Objective is at best a no-value-add. At worst, it provides lolz at the expense of the applicant/candidate. I can't tell you how often I get resumes come across my desk, listing a desire to work at a different company, or different industry, or having spelling/grammatical mistakes while in the same sentence extolling the candidate's exceptional attention to detail.

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Re: Resume Mistake- Will this hurt me?

Postby ashleyrenee » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:56 pm

TommyK wrote:Might not notice.

If they notice, probably won't matter.

But +1 to Chimp - Objective is at best a no-value-add. At worst, it provides lolz at the expense of the applicant/candidate. I can't tell you how often I get resumes come across my desk, listing a desire to work at a different company, or different industry, or having spelling/grammatical mistakes while in the same sentence extolling the candidate's exceptional attention to detail.




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Re: Resume Mistake- Will this hurt me?

Postby 03121202698008 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:57 pm

ashleyrenee wrote:
TommyK wrote:Might not notice.

If they notice, probably won't matter.

But +1 to Chimp - Objective is at best a no-value-add. At worst, it provides lolz at the expense of the applicant/candidate. I can't tell you how often I get resumes come across my desk, listing a desire to work at a different company, or different industry, or having spelling/grammatical mistakes while in the same sentence extolling the candidate's exceptional attention to detail.




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