I have made a mistake in my resume. I have worked in one company on different positions. I have written in the resume wrong years for two consequent positions, but not the latest one within the company.

I have corrected the mistake, but I have send wrong version of my resume to couple jobs applications. If I will get an interview, how should I address this mistake? What is the best way to discuss it with HR, I mean, should I mention it from the beginning or it is okey to tell about it at the end of interview? I applied for one job via online form on the company site. So, i can't download updated interview, only sent it to the HR manager. What should I do in this case?


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If I will get an interview, how should I address this mistake?

I would suggest you simply tell a potential employer when they call you for the initial phone screening or to set up the first face to face about the error. Honesty is the best policy here, and most likely the mistake will be brought to light at some point anyway though background check or phone screening.

Another option for consideration is you could proactively send the companies that have the resume with errors an updated version.

I prefer the first option because if they are interested enough to contact me, I believe I can sell myself better directly versus sending a corrected resume.

Some folks are not that confident, which is why the second option is offered.

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    Why do you prefer that?
    – Belle
    Feb 26, 2018 at 15:07
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    I guess the best approach of the 2 depends on your confidence then? :)
    – Belle
    Feb 26, 2018 at 15:12
  • @AFriendlyGuy So, what is your advice? Send the updated version to the manager? What should I do in the case of the online application via company site?
    – MaxL
    Feb 26, 2018 at 15:46

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