Aug 11, 2018 - 02:14 AM
However, a small typo doesn't spell the end of your career. In fact, some employers may not even notice the error or hold it against you. That doesn't mean you can skip proofreading your resume. The opposite is true: proofread more. To avoid future spelling and grammatical issues, have a friend or colleague review your resume before you send it out. A fresh set of eyes can spot errors you may overlook, especially after spending hours staring at the same document.
As a general rule of thumb, once submitted, don't resend an edited copy of your resume. In reality, you risk drawing more attention to the original mistake. Though not the most comforting notion, you should leave your resume as-is and hope for the best.
Feb 07, 2019 - 02:48 PM
If you submitted your resume with a typo, you can reapply, although it is probably best not to. You don’t know if the person reviewing the resume will even see the error. But if the error is particularly egregious – something like the incorrect spelling of the company name – then I would consider resubmitting with a note (or file name change) that says "updated copy."
Again, you do not want to bring the error to the forefront. You simply want to ensure that you deliver the best version for consideration. We are all human, and people make mistakes. One typo in your resume will likely not be crippling. If you have a series of errors that is a different matter entirely. A number of errors tells the reader that you are not careful, and that you "rushed" through the application process. This could signal that you will be equally careless in the role. If your resume is strong overall, one typo will probably not stand in your way. If you are a writer or proofreader applying for a job, it could be a bit more problematic—I wouldn’t call attention to the typo by sending an updated copy. Use your best judgment and proceed accordingly.