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Resume spacing error

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:33 pm

Basically forgot to add an extra space before a section on my resume. Should I send an updated version or just let it be

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Re: Resume spacing error

Postby tedalbany » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:39 pm

Call them immediately to notify them of the error

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Re: Resume spacing error

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:48 pm

No, do nothing else to call attention to something that might get overlooked. Here, any solution will only make it worse.

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Re: Resume spacing error

Postby Bronx Bum » Tue Jun 26, 2012 2:25 pm

ALWAYS err on the side of disclosure.

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Re: Resume spacing error

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:30 pm

Similarly, when I uploaded my resume to Symplicity, it made a new line of text begin too early. I had this thing proofread and made dozens of changes. I should have just left well enough alone. How screwed am I?

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Re: Resume spacing error

Postby letsdoit » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:34 pm

everyone here is overreacting. Its probably fine. I have typos in my cover letter (and a major one at that) and in my resume and received screeners and callbacks. just don't draw attention to it and relax.

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Re: Resume spacing error

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:45 pm

letsdoit wrote:everyone here is overreacting. Its probably fine. I have typos in my cover letter (and a major one at that) and in my resume and received screeners and callbacks. just don't draw attention to it and relax.


Credited. Relax, fix it for future applications. At my current SA I e-mailed the recruiter and called him by the complete wrong name. Things seemed to work out okay.

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Re: Resume spacing error

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:43 pm

What about sending an "update" to the recruiter to every firm at which I am selected for an interview? I do have other things to update; I would not mention the formatting error. In addition, I think there is a greater chance of someone noticing a problem at the CB stage, right?

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Re: Resume spacing error

Postby shock259 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:50 pm

What is your update?

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Re: Resume spacing error

Postby dudders » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Similarly, when I uploaded my resume to Symplicity, it made a new line of text begin too early. I had this thing proofread and made dozens of changes. I should have just left well enough alone. How screwed am I?


Try uploading as a PDF instead of word next time

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Re: Resume spacing error

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:58 pm

shock259 wrote:What is your update?


Finishing an internship + accepted as TA for a professor.

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Re: Resume spacing error

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:23 pm

dudders wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Similarly, when I uploaded my resume to Symplicity, it made a new line of text begin too early. I had this thing proofread and made dozens of changes. I should have just left well enough alone. How screwed am I?


Try uploading as a PDF instead of word next time


The problem was converting to pdf with Word made the left margins look jagged even though they weren't. How often do things like this happen? Are screeners used to Symplicity formatting issues?

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Postby Myself » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:39 pm

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Re: Resume spacing error

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:01 am

Anonymous User wrote:
letsdoit wrote:everyone here is overreacting. Its probably fine. I have typos in my cover letter (and a major one at that) and in my resume and received screeners and callbacks. just don't draw attention to it and relax.


Credited. Relax, fix it for future applications. At my current SA I e-mailed the recruiter and called him by the complete wrong name. Things seemed to work out okay.


Here is the photo of the formatting error with the words blacked out. I think this is far more obvious than a typo that someone might miss when glancing over a resume:

--ImageRemoved-- (LinkRemoved) < margin [the top is ok, it's the second to last line where there clearly should have been more words on that line]

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

Is this worth an update?
Last edited by Anonymous User on Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:03 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Resume spacing error

Postby tedalbany » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:03 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
letsdoit wrote:everyone here is overreacting. Its probably fine. I have typos in my cover letter (and a major one at that) and in my resume and received screeners and callbacks. just don't draw attention to it and relax.


Credited. Relax, fix it for future applications. At my current SA I e-mailed the recruiter and called him by the complete wrong name. Things seemed to work out okay.


Here is the photo of the formatting error with the words blacked out. I think this is far more obvious than a typo that someone might miss when glancing over a resume:

--ImageRemoved-- (LinkRemoved) < margin

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

Is this worth an update?


bronxbum and myself were just trolling you, chill out

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Re: Resume spacing error

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:03 am

tedalbany wrote:Call them immediately to notify them of the error


Agreed. You don't want them to reject your application because you mis-spaced something. Think of the errors that (they think) will be rampant on your memos and briefs.

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