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Typo in email to hiring partner

Postby umichman » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:19 am

big deal or not? Resend email with corrected word or not?

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Re: Typo in email to hiring partner

Postby jchiles » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:44 am

Don't resend, I had one application where the hiring attorney actually pointed out a typo in my email on the phone when we were setting a date and time for the interview, and it clearly wasn't a big deal.

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Re: Typo in email to hiring partner

Postby transferror » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:06 am

no offer

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Re: Typo in email to hiring partner

Postby umichman » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:08 am

transferror wrote:no offer

I think ur being sarcastic. But do u think its a big deal?

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Re: Typo in email to hiring partner

Postby Devlin » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:48 am

umichman wrote:big deal or not? Resend email with corrected word or not?

If you have a great resume, if they are looking to hire, and if you are a good fit then it's not a big deal.

If one of the three is not me then it's a moot point.

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Re: Typo in email to hiring partner

Postby Elston Gunn » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:50 am

It's a moderate deal, I think. But there's nothing to do about it now. Don't resend (they may not even notice it).

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Re: Typo in email to hiring partner

Postby umichman » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:00 am

Thanks guys. For context I typed keep and eye open instead of keep an eye open

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Re: Typo in email to hiring partner

Postby trebekismyhero » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:21 am

umichman wrote:Thanks guys. For context I typed keep and eye open instead of keep an eye open


That is not a big deal.

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Re: Typo in email to hiring partner

Postby DCNTUA » Wed Jul 08, 2015 11:36 am

umichman wrote:Thanks guys. For context I typed keep and eye open instead of keep an eye open


You are ~done in this town~

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Re: Typo in email to hiring partner

Postby thesealocust » Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:20 pm

Definitely don't obsess, and definitely not a major deal - but try not to do it in the future. Resending or bringing it up makes you look neurotic, so you just have to let it go and focus on other efforts.

Odds are pretty good it won't get noticed anyway.

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Re: Typo in email to hiring partner

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:13 pm

Try to be more careful in the future.

Thanks.

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Re: Typo in email to hiring partner

Postby transferror » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:25 pm

umichman wrote:
transferror wrote:no offer

I think ur being sarcastic. But do u think its a big deal?


It's really no big deal. Just move on and keep and eye open for typos in the future.

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Re: Typo in email to hiring partner

Postby umichman » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:27 pm

transferror wrote:
umichman wrote:
transferror wrote:no offer

I think ur being sarcastic. But do u think its a big deal?


It's really no big deal. Just move on and keep and eye open for typos in the future.


I see what you did there.

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Re: Typo in email to hiring partner

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:46 pm

Not to freak you out, OP, but I met up with a rising 2L and recommended she email a partner that was also an alum from our school. The 2L misspelled my name, the partner noticed, and told me about it. She not-jokingly said, "Well, I guess we aren't interested anymore."

It can be a big deal but some people are more anal than others.

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Re: Typo in email to hiring partner

Postby UnicornHunter » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Not to freak you out, OP, but I met up with a rising 2L and recommended she email a partner that was also an alum from our school. The 2L misspelled my name, the partner noticed, and told me about it. She not-jokingly said, "Well, I guess we aren't interested anymore."

It can be a big deal but some people are more anal than others.


There's a strong possibility that it will get noticed and it will be a deal-breaker. But there is no chance that resending will improve the situation. Nothing to do but forget about it and hope for the best.

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Re: Typo in email to hiring partner

Postby umichman » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:14 pm

TheUnicornHunter wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Not to freak you out, OP, but I met up with a rising 2L and recommended she email a partner that was also an alum from our school. The 2L misspelled my name, the partner noticed, and told me about it. She not-jokingly said, "Well, I guess we aren't interested anymore."

It can be a big deal but some people are more anal than others.


There's a strong possibility that it will get noticed and it will be a deal-breaker. But there is no chance that resending will improve the situation. Nothing to do but forget about it and hope for the best.



Ouch this is grim. Also it was a one line response email to an email from him. One letter in an article killing my candidacy seems harsh. But I guess it seems moot based on last two posts

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Re: Typo in email to hiring partner

Postby UnicornHunter » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:28 pm

umichman wrote:
TheUnicornHunter wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Not to freak you out, OP, but I met up with a rising 2L and recommended she email a partner that was also an alum from our school. The 2L misspelled my name, the partner noticed, and told me about it. She not-jokingly said, "Well, I guess we aren't interested anymore."

It can be a big deal but some people are more anal than others.


There's a strong possibility that it will get noticed and it will be a deal-breaker. But there is no chance that resending will improve the situation. Nothing to do but forget about it and hope for the best.



Ouch this is grim. Also it was a one line response email to an email from him. One letter in an article killing my candidacy seems harsh. But I guess it seems moot based on last two posts


I didn't say it would "kill your candidacy". Some partners won't care/won't catch it. Others will. Given that lawyers are, well, lawyers, there's a better than usual chance that it will be noticed. Just yesterday, I listened to a hiring partner tell a group of 2Ls that she'll throw any resume with a typo in it into the garbage can. Fair? Probably not. But she's got hundreds of the things for each position, so if it helps her sort them out...

Anyway, you've already gotten accurate advice in this thread. The best thing to do is to hope they don't catch it or care. You can take comfort that it's only one e-mail to one partner: would be much worse to use a resume with a typo for OCI, for example. Don't do it again.

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Re: Typo in email to hiring partner

Postby rpupkin » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:37 pm

TheUnicornHunter wrote:
umichman wrote:
TheUnicornHunter wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Not to freak you out, OP, but I met up with a rising 2L and recommended she email a partner that was also an alum from our school. The 2L misspelled my name, the partner noticed, and told me about it. She not-jokingly said, "Well, I guess we aren't interested anymore."

It can be a big deal but some people are more anal than others.


There's a strong possibility that it will get noticed and it will be a deal-breaker. But there is no chance that resending will improve the situation. Nothing to do but forget about it and hope for the best.



Ouch this is grim. Also it was a one line response email to an email from him. One letter in an article killing my candidacy seems harsh. But I guess it seems moot based on last two posts


I didn't say it would "kill your candidacy". Some partners won't care/won't catch it. Others will. Given that lawyers are, well, lawyers, there's a better than usual chance that it will be noticed.

I call bullshit. I'm a litigator, and not a day goes by that I don't see at least a half dozen typos in emails from opposing counsel, co-counsel, one my firm's lawyers, whatever. I'm basically desensitized to typos now.

Yeah, yeah, I get it: "If you're sloppy in an email about a job application, then you'll be sloppy in your work product! Ding!!" But notwithstanding UnicornHunter's little partner anecdote, I think it's more likely than not that the typo won't matter.

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Re: Typo in email to hiring partner

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:29 pm

I wouldn't worry, the anecdote about the misspelling of the name is different than an article used in a phrase.

Don't send anymore emails, don't fret and bet that they didn't notice. It's not and big deal OP.

I work in T & E and I can count on two hands the amount of times I've seen Attorneys misspell names/use wrong dates/use wrong titles on EP docs :roll:



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