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I received an offer from a company via a competitive coding contest. The information that was conveyed through my resume was slightly wrong by mistake. Instead of having an overall experience of 3.5 years, it was showing an experience of 2.5 years.

  1. How should I rectify this wrong information with my employer?
  2. Does this wrong information affect my offered position and CTC?
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    How was it wrong? For example, did you write "Job X: Jan 2014 - Jun 2016" when you should have written "Job X: Jan 2014 - Jun 2017"?
    – Brandin
    Jan 27 '18 at 11:13
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    What do you mean by CTC?
    – Brandin
    Jan 27 '18 at 11:14
  • It was like "Job X: November 2015 - December 2016", however it should be written like "Job X: November 2014 - December 2015".
    – Aman Gupta
    Jan 27 '18 at 12:14
  • CTC means the "Cost to Company" or Annual Salary.
    – Aman Gupta
    Jan 27 '18 at 12:15
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    Is "Job X" your only relevant experience? This looks like ~1 year of experience either way, just the years are wrong.
    – Steve-O
    Jan 27 '18 at 19:19
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I wouldn't rectify this at all.

You basically tell them that you had one year more experience than they thought, but on the other hand you are not even focused enough to get important data on your CV right. They probably didn't take notice of this employment time at all, because it would have meant a one year employment gap which you would have been asked about, so overall this will look negative for you.

Since nobody can accuse you of cheating (the information shown was less good than the correct information), I wouldn't say anything. If you have an offer, either nobody will care, or will care about you making mistakes in important documents.

PS. Nobody will increase your pay after they made an offer. One year experience vs. so unfocused that a person cant even get their CV right - at best this cancels out. It definitely doesnt make you look good.

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  • I completely agree, but showing more experience may increase the CTC. Do you agree on that?
    – Aman Gupta
    Jan 28 '18 at 4:21
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    I rectified the issue with the HR, there was no issue from there side. Sometimes, it's better to communicate than hide.
    – Aman Gupta
    Jan 30 '18 at 6:38

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