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I just landed my dream job as a Registered Nurse only to find out I made an error on my resume/application process regarding my start date from a previous employer!

I don't know what to do! -I wrote out my story in hopes you would have insight on how I should go about this. 

**I sent the recruiter an amended resume 3 days ago and have not heard back.**

Background Information: This is my very first nursing job. My two previous employers on my resume are from jobs I had while in school. 

My error was from the oldest job listed; I said I started in 2010, but my background check said I started in 2012. (I have held jobs from 2007 but I left them off of my resume because I forgot the dates & they went out of business. I even worked one of these jobs while employed at the job I listed incorrectly on my resume) 

 

Prior to this happening I: Received my acceptance letter, completed my on boarding documents, mailed a typed Thank you letter to the nurse manager, emailed a thank you to my recruiter, I also went to the hospital to complete my labs, and take my ID picture. 

 

Speaking to the recruiter on the phone, she said this happens often, and that she just needs to talk to her manager about it...This was three days ago. I'm so stressed out, should I call the nurse manager Monday morning? Should I send her an email? Should I show up in person with the fixed resume in hand? I can also bring with me my letters of recommendations from clinical professors which I never got a chance to give her. I wouldn't even know what to say to justify this oversight but I feel like the initiative matters. I truly thought I started this job in 2010, I feel so stupid. 

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Since this job wasn’t a nursing job, it’s likely to not be really all that important. She didn’t seem to think it was super important. Leave it be. 
 

I know three days sounds like a really long time, but if you’ve listened to the news lately, I’m sure you realize that your boss is probably super busy with things relating to the Coronavirus pandemic. There are a million things that are on the manager’s mind right now. None of them involve a erroneous date on a new grad’s resume. If, after a week, you hear nothing, contact the recruiter to check in as to where things lie. 

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1 minute ago, beekee said:

Since this job wasn’t a nursing job, it’s likely to not be really all that important. She didn’t seem to think it was super important. Leave it be. 
 

I know three days sounds like a really long time, but if you’ve listened to the news lately, I’m sure you realize that your boss is probably super busy with things relating to the Coronavirus pandemic. There are a million things that are on the manager’s mind right now. None of them involve a erroneous date on a new grad’s resume. If, after a week, you hear nothing, contact the recruiter to check in as to where things lie. 

I saw the position internally re-listed again 3 days ago so I got paranoid. And you are totally right! Thank you for the advice. 

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NICU Guy has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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Since it involved a non-nursing job, I probably would have not even brought it up to the recruiter's attention. I doubt that you working at XXX for 3 years instead of 5 yrs would be a deal breaker. The same for an experienced nurse. If a nurse accidentally puts down 17 yrs experience in ICU instead of 15 years, those 2 yrs of experience would be irrelevant factor in being hired. If you had put 3 yrs experience as a nurse at XX hospital instead of 1 yr experience, that is a different issue because your lack of experience could have been a factor in the decision to hire you.

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