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Got interview despite typo

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:11 am

So, I got a screening interview at a V50 law firm. However, there is a typo in my cover letter. It's one of those typos that is hard to catch, because your brain arranges the letters so that they are correct. I didn't catch it after reviewing my cover letter a gabillion times, and three people who reviewed my cover letter didn't catch it either. So I'm wondering... how carefully do hiring committees review cover letters? Has anyone ever gotten a job with a typo?

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Re: Got interview despite typo

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:57 am

Anonymous User wrote:So, I got a screening interview at a V50 law firm. However, there is a typo in my cover letter. It's one of those typos that is hard to catch, because your brain arranges the letters so that they are correct. I didn't catch it after reviewing my cover letter a gabillion times, and three people who reviewed my cover letter didn't catch it either. So I'm wondering... how carefully do hiring committees review cover letters? Has anyone ever gotten a job with a typo?


Yes, law firms realize you're human. Despite thorough review, they file things with typos in them all the time. If a coverletter is riddled with typos and grammatical errors it's unlikely to lead to a job. One typo, however, is probably going to be given a free pass as one of those inevitable mistakes that even good, thorough writers make.




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