Stupid Mistake

posted
12-Mar-18, 00:45
Avatar for syuille1991
posted about 6 months ago
This will sound very silly when you read it. Here goes... I am currently looking for a postdoc and the perfect job came up. I match the essential and desirable criteria exactly. So I take days to edit my CV, write my cover letter, get it checked etc. I sit for hours tonight ensuring it is perfect. Done. Submit. Now I have realised that my CV has the incorrect thesis title in it! I have no idea how that even happened, but for some reason it is the old title. It was changed before submission (it wasn't changed drastically, first word is 'understanding' instead of 'optimising' and so on). No other version of my CV has this incorrect title so I now do not know how it even got there. Anyway, the correct title is in my cover letter and online application. I also cannot resubmit the application, even though the deadline isn't for another three days. What do you guys think?
posted
12-Mar-18, 18:29
Avatar for TreeofLife
posted about 6 months ago
I actually think I might have deliberately added the wrong thesis title into my CV once because I really don't like the real one.

Seriously, it doesn't matter. No one is ever gonna notice.

Good luck with the job!
posted
13-Mar-18, 10:01
Avatar for chantedsnicker
posted about 6 months ago
I think you're fine, it's one word. They probably won't even notice. It's not like it's a complete change of topic!

Take a deep breath and relax. Good luck!
posted
13-Mar-18, 18:01
Avatar for catalinbond
posted about 6 months ago
I realised last year that my CV had my incorrect thesis title on it for 5 years! No one noticed and I got two post doc jobs with the wrong title!

Don’t panic! And good luck with the job :)
posted
13-Mar-18, 20:55
edited about 9 seconds later
by Me_Lg
Avatar for Me_Lg
posted about 6 months ago
You should review it several times, mostly of my files are done by myself I didn't need somebody to look before submission. As a result, it was successful.
posted
13-Mar-18, 20:56
by Me_Lg
Avatar for Me_Lg
posted about 6 months ago
Quote From Me_Lg:
You should review it several times, mostly of my files are done by myself I didn't need somebody to look before submission. As a result, it was successful.

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