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    Interview follow up email

    I had an interview today and I decided to write the interviewer a follow up thank you email. After I had finished the email I went to hit spell check because I was writing while my infant was screaming so I knew I had probably made a mistake. Unfortunately I accidentally hit send and there was no way to retract the email and of course there were two typos. Does this completely hurt my chances of getting the job? I am freaking out that I just blew it because it comes across that I pay no attention to detail. I'm unsure what to do now. Any response would be greatly appreciated!!

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    sc0310, the typos won't help your chances, but you can always send a corrected version and simply say that you noticed some errors with your original submission and wanted to submit a clean version. Good luck!

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    As CleelB said, it won't help your chances and sending a follow-up email is a good course of action. If you chose to just let it be and leave it as is, I think that is fine as well. Not ideal, but fine. Chances are that the interviewer is too busy to care. They may not have even noticed. In any case, they are human too and understand that this happens. I'm sure they've done something similar many times in their careers!

    I'm curious about what you ended up doing and how it turned out? Did you get an offer?
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    You can always send a corrected version again, and explain what happened and why you had to double-send it, I'm sure they'll understand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConsultingforRookies View Post
    Chances are that the interviewer is too busy to care. They may not have even noticed.
    They may not have even read it other than looking at the subject line and sender! After all, these are just a "formality" --
    Curious -- what type of job is it?
    If you have a doctorate and are doing molecular research with some specialization, the impacts of misspellings are much less than if you have applied for an editor position!

    So - what type of job?
    And if you hear anything back, please let us know. That is one hell of a question, and I know the feeling you must have after that email went out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConsultingforRookies View Post
    As CleelB said, it won't help your chances and sending a follow-up email is a good course of action. If you chose to just let it be and leave it as is, I think that is fine as well. Not ideal, but fine. Chances are trap beats the interviewer is too busy to care. They may not have even noticed. In any case, they are human too and understand that this happens. I'm sure they've done something similar many times in their careers!

    I'm curious about what you ended up doing and how it turned out? Did you get an offer?
    he typos won't help your chances

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    6 Tips For Improving Your Resume Writing Skills

    Resume is the first impressive connect between the candidate and the hiring manager. As the saying goes “First impression is the Best impression”, here is a career advice for you: impress your hiring manager and market yourself by using these resume writing tips:

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    There are millions of candidates searching for jobs and each of them bombards lots of resume to their desired companies for different job vacancies. Just imagine you in the hiring situation, can u read the entire resume?

    Definitely not! 25 seconds would be the maximum time allocated for your resume. In such cases you need to provide good formatting, readable and attractive resume to save more time.

    Give proper headings, indent margins.

    Use bold, italic and underlined options whenever required.

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    Using specific verbs in your resume is not only mandatory but also attractive for it will provide a clear view of what your actual job profile was or is. For instance anyone can say “Worked as a programmer” and that doesn’t really provide any detailed description about your profile. Instead use words like organized or project-head for entry-level engineer.

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    If you are applying for journalist job or some creative writing job then you can decorate your resume with creative words or sometimes pictures too but if you are applying for the job of mechanical engineer in a company like L & T then you need to be a professional in presenting your resume and providing a creative resume will not serve your purpose over here. Just be clear, crisp and neat.

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    A resume is the first impressive connect between the candidate and the hiring manager. As the saying goes “First Impression is the Best Impression”. Impress your hiring manager and market yourself by using these resume writing tips:

    1) Use Good format and Indentation for your resume

    There are millions of candidates searching for jobs and each of them bombards lots of resume to their desired companies for different job vacancies. Just imagine you in the hiring situation, can u read the entire resume?

    Definitely not! 25 seconds would be the maximum time allocated for your resume. In such cases, you need to provide good formatting, readable and attractive resume to save more time.

    Give proper headings, indent margins.

    Use bold, italic and underlined options whenever required.

    Bullets can be used for catchy points.

    2) Use Verbs

    Using specific verbs in your resume is not only mandatory but also attractive for it will provide a clear view of what your actual job profile was or is. For instance anyone can say “Worked as a programmer” and that doesn’t really provide any detailed description of your profile. Instead, use words like organized or project head for the entry-level engineer.

    3) Serve your resumes with respect to the industries

    If you are applying for journalist job or some creative writing job then you can decorate your resume with creative words or sometimes pictures too but if you are applying for the job of mechanical engineer in a company like L & T then you need to be a professional in presenting your resume and providing a creative resume will not serve your purpose over here. Just be clear, crisp and neat.

    4) Try using new words like Career Summary instead of Objective

    Right from the beginning always have a motto of impressing your hiring manager, remember you just have 25 seconds for that. Do not follow the crowd in using the same words like “Objectives” or “Aim”, be different! Career Summary will actually provide you details about who you are and what you actually do in a profile. Just be creative and attractive!

    5) Express your achievements in quantity

    The only mistake which most of the fresher software engineer do is providing too many theoretical details like CISCO, CCNA courses. The hiring manager doesn’t need your biography of academic or professional achievements. You need to market your skill in the given 25 seconds of reading time by the hiring manager. So just mention highlighted points of your achievements, make it numerically expressive or in terms of percentages to attract the manager.

    6) Use PAR process

    Problem: What was the challenging situation?

    Action: How did you manage it?

    Result: What did you achieve from that?

    This would give a clear picture about your working, plan, and action.

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    Before submitting your letter, thoroughly proofread it once or twice.
    Todd can teach you a lot about how to get a job and get more out of your career.

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    I accidentally hit send and there was no way to retract the email and of course there were two typos.

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    I think you are overthinking it, it's not going to make any impact but if you are worried about it then you should resend it tell them about what happened. They will understand it. On similar note you can also check this career advice related to the E-mail writing.
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