Typo on resume that might cause misunderstanding

I recently send my resume to a BB and got an interview. Under language section, I made a typo by listing my English as 'Fluent (TOEFL 110/120 with 29/30 on speaking)', but I just checked my reports and found it was 28 on speaking. I swear it was an honest mistake, the thought of lying in resume has never crossed my mind. My memory was blurry, I thought I scored 29 on speaking and 28 on listening but in fact it was the other way around. The total score was 110 as stated in the resume. I'm not sure if TOEFL score will be in the background check suppose I passed the interview eventually. The interview is next Friday. Is this gonna ruin me? Should I tell the interviewer that I made a typo in the resume in the follow-up email after the interview?

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Comments (6)

Jun 24, 2018 - 10:56am

You are fine. Don't go into your interview thinking about it because you'll seem less confident.


Jun 24, 2018 - 11:00am

I'm a little freaked out about it. I don't want the typo to ruin my reputation among headhunters. Should I explain it before or after the interview or not at all?

Jun 24, 2018 - 11:06am

Not at all, explaining it would probably be a ding (not that it's some fatal error, just that I wouldn't want to hear about it in an interview). I doubt anyone will search around for it, the background check is basically making sure you're enrolled at school, your GPA is near what you say it is, and you're not a crackhead or felon.

Take it off your resume if you're really concerned but this will not ruin you. I understand being freaked out but just take a breath and crush your interview!


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