Found: Typo on cover letter

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BobSacamano
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Found: Typo on cover letter

Postby BobSacamano » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:47 am

ARGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

So frustrating. It's someone's name (name of a program I am doing) so maybe it's not very obvious. Still, ridiculously frustrating. I've submitted a variation of this cover letter to some 30 employers.

ARRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHH. I hate to have worked so hard for one very tiny thing to potentially thwart all that work.

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Re: Found: Typo on cover letter

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:58 am

Chill. Good warning to everyone to look things over a million times, but I don't think it will hurt you here. Keep your head up. They don't look that closely at these things.

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Re: Found: Typo on cover letter

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:23 pm

you never know.

I had two typos on different cover letters. One to Willkie, where I forgot an " 's ", so it read Willkie Summer Program instead of Willkie's Summer Program. That was a mass mail, and I got dinged real quick from them.

On the other hand, in my Cover Letter in a mass mail to Cravath, I addressed the cover letter in the Dear So and So line to the wrong person (the name in the address line was correct). Still got a screening interview that turned into a callback. Didn't get an offer, but it wasn't because of the typo, it was because I had a terrible interview with one of three partners I met with, who gave me the entire hour to ask questions and didn't ask me one question. It was so painful I wouldn't have hired me.

Anyway, you can't worry about it too much. Hopefully half the places won't catch it, and the other half might not care.




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