Error in letter of recommendation
June 26, 2014 2:32 PM   Subscribe

I just received a very nice and thoughtful letter of recommendation from one of the doctor's I've been working with for the past 2 years. The problem is he said we've worked together for 3.

How bad will that look to any future employers? Is the clout of the institution and tone of the letter all they'll be concerned about?

I have a recommendation from another doctor and plan on getting one from my supervisor, as well. The place I work is nationally renowned and I plan on handing the letters in with my resume at future interviews.

For reasons (probably not good ones) I'd rather not ask this particular doctor to re-do the letter if I don't need to.
posted by AtoBtoA to Work & Money (7 answers total)
Don't sweat it- is unlikely anyone reading the letter will even notice and if they do, they'll just assume he rounded up the timing.
posted by emd3737 at 2:34 PM on June 26, 2014

Not an issue. No one will notice or care.
posted by killdevil at 2:37 PM on June 26, 2014 [3 favorites]

No biggie. You'll be fine.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 2:50 PM on June 26, 2014

I wrote a letter of recommendation for someone. I said, "I've known her for over six years and she's always…." She asked me, "You know we've known each other for ten years, right?" My response, "Well, ten is more than six, right?"

I wouldn't sweat it.
posted by cjorgensen at 3:05 PM on June 26, 2014

Non-issue. Forget all about it. Go forth and conquer.
posted by 26.2 at 3:30 PM on June 26, 2014

Thanks! I suspected I was lumping other anxieties into this.
posted by AtoBtoA at 8:39 PM on June 26, 2014

Agreed that it's not a problem. For the future, it's not a bad idea to send your CV / resume to anyone who is writing a letter for you. They might not read it, but it could be a useful memory-jogger.
posted by BrashTech at 4:43 AM on June 27, 2014

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