Consider this my application for the Programs Coordinator.... Oh, that's not what you're hiring for?
March 28, 2012 12:36 PM Subscribe
Have I completely screwed myself out of this job or is there hope for me yet?
posted by CookieNose to work & money (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I sent out a cover letter and resume to basically the most perfect job ever on Friday. Earlier today (Wednesday) I discovered I had the wrong job title in the opening paragraph. I had reused my cover letter, but had taken the time to really customize it to relate to this specific job, but apparently I forgot to take out the old job title from the first iteration of the cover letter in the first paragraph. In every other instance, I did update it to be the new job, company, HR person, etc. and I swear I did spend a lot of time making sure the letter pertained specifically to the tasks of the position. The job titles are similar, but definitely different enough.
So now what? Do I write back with a revised cover letter (keep in mind they have probably already read the old one by now)? Do I still stand a chance for this position? Should I just start getting over it because I've really screwed the pooch? I'm so frustrated over this stupid mistake and I just need someone to tell me if there's still hope or if I should just forget this position and consider it lesson learned for the future.