Should I point out a spelling error to a potential employer?
I have a job interview scheduled for next week. I have been arranging the details with a Recruiting Assistant via email. On her email signature, she identifies herself as Ms. So-and-so, Recruiting Assiant. Should I point out her mistake? If I was in her position, I'd want to know about the problem, but I also don't want to offend her. The job description lists "attention to detail" as a desired qualification, but showing attention to detail means nothing if the HR person chucks out my resume! Should I take the risk and point out her mistake, or play it safe and keep the error to myself?
Asked By: sweetpeanc1245 - 3/8/2007
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Ignore the typo. You don't want to come across as nitpicky or a smart alec. She will not fail you just because you did not point out her error. But she may get offended and bear a grudge if you do.
Answered By: James S - 3/8/2007
Additional Answers (7)
LOL That's an interesting question!!! I would probably say "I noticed in your email signature that the 'st' is missing in Assistant, and thought you'd want to know". Period. Don't make a big deal about it and let her take it from there. :) Maybe it's a test!!! :D
Answered By: Barberry - 3/8/2007
I believe you should do it politly. it is one way to show her that you pay attention to details. some employers even do things like this for a test. but make sure you are extremely polite. good luck. :)
Answered By: smartdog_1889 - 3/8/2007
Keep it to yourself until you're hired, or unless she seems like a kind, easy-going person who wouldn't get offended by a mere correction.
Answered By: ♥Chik-Fil-A♥ - 3/8/2007
I completely agree with Barberry!!!! Wonderful way to put it!
Answered By: Dorkapotamus - 3/8/2007
point out the mistake tactfully, nobody wants to look like an idiot... don't worry about offending anyone, if that person considers themselves a professional then a correction would be appreciated
Answered By: fudog - 3/8/2007
I would say something that makes it seem like its your fault. "Hey.. isn't funny that my computer won't show me the "st" in your title "Recruiting Assistant". I wonder whats going on, I should call the Dell guy."
Answered By: Chickenpie - 3/8/2007
I think that you should take the chance and point it out because if it says that in the job description, it might be a trick to see if you do pay attention to detail! if i was you i would definately say something! but make it subtle and not harsh xxx
Answered By: Jasmin A - 3/8/2007
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