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Myself
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Postby Myself » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:15 pm

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Re: Most common typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:20 pm

Not on resume, but misspelled law firm name throughout mass mail cover letter. They didn't like that. Ding in 45 mins. Oops.

Myself
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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby Myself » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:21 pm

I always wondered about the misspelled names. Don't you guys just coy and paste it from their website? That's what I usually do. Copy and paste without the formatting.

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:23 pm

I definitely sent some mass mails with the completely wrong firm name in the cover letter just because I was sending so many.

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby Gorki » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:24 pm

Sent off a mass mailer and the email only said "Dear Ms.," epic failure. Ding in a few days, but heard from others the firm was just not doing any formal SA program, so felt a little less fail.

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:26 pm

I meant to put wide, but instead wrote "wife." Whoops!

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:27 pm

"Pubic Interest" instead of "Public Interest". :lol:

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby laxbrah420 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:29 pm

ajax adonis wrote:I always wondered about the misspelled names. Don't you guys just coy and paste it from their website? That's what I usually do. Copy and paste without the formatting.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby 071816 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:35 pm

I always coy and paste.

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Postby Myself » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:37 pm

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Re: Most common typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Not on resume, but misspelled law firm name throughout mass mail cover letter. They didn't like that. Ding in 45 mins. Oops.



I did this for a firm as well. Still got a screener, CB, and an offer though.


Working there this summer.

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:39 pm

I spelled Pennsylvania wrong (twice) on my resume. It was after like 20 interviews before an interviewer pointed that out to me. I wanted to kill myself at that moment.

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby paratactical » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:41 pm

Manger instead of manager. I've seen this on lots of resumes when I'm trying to hire and it leads me to conclude that the person submitting the resume is lying about their position.

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:43 pm

One that I've seen on a resume:

"Activities: x, y, z, Asian Law Students Ass."

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby 071816 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:44 pm

Anonymous User wrote:One that I've seen on a resume:

"Activities: x, y, z, Asian Law Students Ass."

Asian Law Student Ass. is my favorite.

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby dingbat » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:51 pm

HIPPA instead of HIPAA - I even saw this on the homepage of a company specializing in handling restricted medical information (i.e. covered by HIPAA)

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:01 pm

I once applied for a 1L summer internship where my cover letter was addressed to the building. Sounds pretty stupid when you say it like that, but the app said apply to:

Lana Shale
Criminal Justice Center
123 Street City, State Zip

So apparently a letter to Ms. Shale was not credited.

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby ehshornet » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I once applied for a 1L summer internship where my cover letter was addressed to the building. Sounds pretty stupid when you say it like that, but the app said apply to:

Lana Shale
Criminal Justice Center
123 Street City, State Zip

So apparently a letter to Ms. Shale was not credited.


HA! I would have done the same thing. I almost spit out of coffee when I read this!

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:41 pm

I put 2011 as the date on a cover letter in January of 2012. I also located the Pentagon (work experience) in Washington D.C. instead of in Arlington VA. No one mentioned the mistakes.

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:50 pm

I had a phone interview scheduled for noon. Was sitting by my phone waiting... waiting... waiting... And received an email from the interviewer asking for my phone number b/c the one on my resume was wrong.

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby mvpforme » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I had a phone interview scheduled for noon. Was sitting by my phone waiting... waiting... waiting... And received an email from the interviewer asking for my phone number b/c the one on my resume was wrong.



Ha, sorry to hear. Hope it turned out well.

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:20 pm

On one of my job descriptions on my resume I only put one word. I think all I put was "Responsible" instead of "responsible for blah blah".

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby TTRansfer » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:46 pm

My favorite was calling the recruiter Ms. when he was really a Mr. Not only did I do that in the cover letter, but I also did it in the email that I sent him 1) with the application and 2) with a follow up.

I never got a response good or bad. Maybe there is still a chance! :twisted:

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby TTRansfer » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:47 pm

dingbat wrote:HIPPA instead of HIPAA - I even saw this on the homepage of a company specializing in handling restricted medical information (i.e. covered by HIPAA)


Hah, I even saw this in a complaint over the summer.

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Re: Most common/worst typos you've seen or committed on job apps

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:52 pm

I misspelled the name of the company I worked for on my resume.

Ouch




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