I made it through round 3 of lay offs at work. Unfortunately, I realized that even though I really like my boss and my co-workers, I am definitely ready to move on.
I sent a resume about 5 weeks ago to a company for an open position that would be perfect for me. They contacted me through email and asked me to submit a formal application, which I did right away. Then I hadn't heard anything from them in weeks so I figured I wasn't what they were looking for.
Well, last night around 11, I realized I had a voicemail that I hadn't noticed. It was someone from this company wanting me to email them samples of my work and links to websites that I have worked on. They also wanted me to review their websites and give them some feedback.
I was so excited that I couldn't sleep. This company has a good reputation and the job sounds perfect for me. I stayed up until 1 a.m. making notes on their websites and writing a reply email. Then at work this morning, I attached pdf's of some examples of my work and added links to the email. I decided that I wrote too much and decided to delete some sentences so I wasn't rambling. I missed deleting 1 word.
So there was a sentence in the middle of a paragraph that said..."I worked came up with a ..." I must have re-read the email 20 times before sending it and re-read it 3 times afterwards. It was on the last time reading through it that I noticed this mistake. Since I knew what I was trying to say, I never noticed that extra word in there. I've been stressing about it ever since.
I couldn't decide if I should resend the email with the correction or hope they wouldn't notice. But it's such an obvious mistake that I can't really pretend that they won't notice. So I resent the email with the following note at the top:
I recently discovered a mistake in one of the sentences below. I was so excited about being considered for this position, that I wanted to get you samples of my work right away. When I was revising one of the sentences below, I hadn't deleted a word that should have been. I have fixed the mistake and hope that you will still consider me for this position.
I'm so mad at myself for making this mistake. I hope they don't hold it against me.
Would it have been better to hope they didn't notice or fess up and hope I get points for speaking up and wanting to fix it?