Sent Resume with wrong hospital name

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    Hello everyone,

    Just some advice. I'm about to be a new grad with my BSN, and I've started sending out resumes. I accidently sent one to one hospital with the name of the other hospital. After I realized my mistake I sent an updated resume but I'm wondering if they will still see the first one, and if so, how bad that would look? Advice??

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    I have a friend who did this when we were new grads. She applied to two hospitals- the children's hospital in the city in which we went to school and the one in the city where she was from. She forgot to change her objective to reflect the 2nd hospital when she sent her resume. Needless to say, Children's National wasn't all that interested in someone whose objective was to work in Boston.

    They probably will see the first one and it may cause them to reject your application all together but it's not the end of the world... there are other hospitals you've applied to.
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    yep. they'll see it. and it won't be the first one. they will wonder about how careful you'll be, though.

    they all know that you're applying to more than one place. what you should do is the minute, the very minute you discover you did this you call them up and say, "i am so embarrassed; i sent you the cover letter for st. elsewhere. please discard it and i'm sending you the right one now." they'll like that better than figuring you never even noticed.

    as with so many other errors, easier to prevent than correct. have another set of eyes look at everything before you seal it into the envelope. yes, the envelope, because once you hit "send" on the computer you're toast. if you don't go to the mail box immediately you still have time to get all compulsive and rip it open to be sure it's correct.
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    I'm sure you're not the first, nor will you be the last to have done this.

    Don't worry about it. You did right by re-sending the resume as soon as you discovered the error.

    What will be, will be.
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    Quote from KelRN215
    I have a friend who did this when we were new grads. She applied to two hospitals- the children's hospital in the city in which we went to school and the one in the city where she was from. She forgot to change her objective to reflect the 2nd hospital when she sent her resume. Needless to say, Children's National wasn't all that interested in someone whose objective was to work in Boston.

    They probably will see the first one and it may cause them to reject your application all together but it's not the end of the world... there are other hospitals you've applied to.
    I've done this before (while applying for PCT/CNA positions).
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    lol this happened to me too, I sent the wrong cover letter...oh well, life as new grad..


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