I recently applied for a great job. I'm scheduled for an interview tomorrow and objectively it seems like I'm a good fit for the company and have a fair shot at the position.
I made a HUGE mistake in my cover letter that I would consider irreconcilable. I used the wrong company name in the résumé where I indicated that I would be a great fit for [insert incorrect company name here].
It was an honest mistake, I was applying for multiple jobs at the time and somehow missed it. It shows a big lack of care and attention to detail which is usually not my method of work and if I were an interviewer I would honestly be offended by it so it's something that I really want to fix.
If I attempt to be honest and point it out myself and explain what happened I could:
- Possibly impress the interviewer and be able to send a new cover letter for the next stages of interviews
- Point out something that would have gone otherwise unnoticed and end my chances of getting this awesome job
- Not make a difference because the interviewer is really cool and understands that people make mistakes
If I ignore it I risk the mistake being found by someone else which is bad for obvious reasons and if I make it to later interview stages my CV and other information will be under greater scrutiny.
So what should I do?