Redditor k4kuz0 shared this story of what might be the world's most embarrassing resume typo:
The other day I saw a student job that would be ideal for me. I'm a 22 y/o British student in Denmark. It was a job as a proofreader (in English).
I applied, and today was called in to an interview, they said that they thought my application was interesting. (Good?!)
In my CV/Application, under Job Experience, I have "Tutor", but I misspelled and wrote "Tutro". My CV was all in Danish, so I was quickly rewriting it and adding a few bits to send this application.
What should I do?!
Should I play it cool and see if they never mention the mistake? Should I mention it myself? If they mention the mistake, how can I play it off without seeming like I'm completely unhirable?
Amazingly, the hiring manager didn't seem to notice. k4kuz0 had already been called for an interview.
If you're ever facing a similar issue, one user's advice might be helpful: "Editing or proofreading your own work is much harder than editing or proofreading someone else's. If it were brought up, that's what I would bring the conversation to: People have blind spots about their own work — your job is to catch those blind spots for others."
Good angle on that conversation!