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One, of course, is that nobody caught it. Very often, mistakes we make
that jump off the page at us when we notice them are apparent only to
us. Did you happen to notice if the annotations included the mistake...?
The other is that they did notice it, but the rest of your resume and
cover were sufficiently impressive that they decided to talk to you
anyway, and your interview was sufficiently impressive that they decided
to hire you and perhaps remind you at a later date to work on your
editing (or did they employ editors who they concluded would take care
of that for you?)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Latella, Vincent" <VINCENT -dot- LATELLA -at- saic -dot- com>
> A huge firm with a globally recognized name and a rather conservative
> reputation once offered me a position *despite* the fact that there
> a rather obvious (to my eyes, at least) grammatical error in my cover
> letter. While I cringed when I realized my mistake, neither the
> manager, nor the recruiter seemed to care. Both seemed to have read
> my resume and cover letter, and had annotated copies of both on-hand
> during the interviews.
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