This is one of those human errors that I know, and we all know, every single one of makes yet still leaves me with a pit in my stomach and is incredibly embarrassing to make on a resume.
I submitted a resume this morning with a stupid error. I had listed my years in college as
but this caused the information to spill onto the next line, so I edited the resume and the now the information in the resume says I completed college in 1996 instead of 2000, so I appear four years older than I really am, and it makes my resume seem like there's a gap from 1996 to 2000.
Regardless of the error, be it a typo, formatting, or other careless mistake that significantly alters the perception of the candidate, what is the best way to move forward after the resume has already been submitted?