I was called by a recruiter about a good opportunity in a company that is very close to my house.
So I updated my CV and sent it over to the recruiter, who he forwarded to the company and on Tuesday I have a phone interview.
Now, as a context, I migrated from a non-English speaking country to the UK.
While I was discussing something different with a friend of mine he pointed out about a certificate I had on my CV, more specifically Certificate of Proficiency in English.
By mistake, I mixed up Certificate of Competency in English which is the one I am certified, with Certificate of Proficiency in English. Why did this happen?
Probably because they are called slightly differently informally in my country, therefore, when I searched them for the first time in English, I thought that this is my certificate.
Please bear in mind that I got this certificate 8 years ago, therefore can't recall the exact title and don't have access to it as it is back in my home country probably hidden somewhere.
The interview I have is not so much related to English, as it's in the IT field rather than let's say, Sales, practicing Law or Medicine were using the wrong word can make a huge difference.
Also, I don't believe that this mistake adds anything to my CV, is just there to certify that I can speak, write and understand English. Most jobs don't even ask for it as usually, you are being tested for you English competency during the interview.
Moreover, the interviewer has a video of mine, which was sent by the recruiter, where I speak English. I want to point out it was an honest mistake, rather than a mistake to get the job.
Now my question is, do I notify the interviewer or not?
- Will it give a bad impression?
- Will they start questions my other certificates as well?