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    Misspelling a company name

    Hi. I would appreciate your advice on this.
    I have sent a thank you note to my further interviewer for sending me the interview details and I just realised that I misspelled the company name as I put 'KMP' instead of 'KPM". I am worried that it might have a bad impact on my future interview and I do not know if I should follow up and apologize or just leave it as it is. What are your thoughts on this?

    I would appreciate any suggestion on how to compose an apologize note.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Misspelling a company name

    You could perhaps resend the thank you note with the correct spelling, and in the note you can briefly apologize for misspelling their company name.

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    Re: Misspelling a company name

    It's a hard call. You don't want to think you didn't know the company name, but calling attention to your error might be worse.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Misspelling a company name

    I would acknowledge and correct the error. That is what a good employee would do.

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    Re: Misspelling a company name

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    It's a hard call. You don't want to think you didn't know the company name, but calling attention to your error might be worse.
    That's what I think. I obviously know the company name and I spelled it correctly in all previous emails and my covering letter. It was just this time as I was in hurry and haven't noticed the error before I sent it...

    As I've sent it yesterday and the company would see it after Easter I think that maybe it is better to pretend it didn't happen. Is it likely that they would bring that on an interview (which is in about 3 weeks time)?

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    Re: Misspelling a company name

    Quote Originally Posted by sky ble View Post
    That's what I think. I obviously know the company name and I spelled it correctly in all previous emails and my covering letter. It was just this time as I was in hurry and haven't noticed didn't notice the error before I sent it. (One full stop is enough.)

    As I've I sent it yesterday and the company would won't see it until after Easter, I think that maybe it is better to pretend it didn't happen. Is it likely that they would bring that up on at an my interview (which is in about 3 weeks' time)?
    I agree with Barb that it's a hard call. I would, for now, pretend it didn't happen and just deal with it if they bring it up at your interview. I don't think it's necessarily in your best interests to draw attention to it yourself.

    See my corrections to your post above, in red.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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