Ashley Lowe
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I applied to a job through indeed, which took me to their website. I completed the first part of the application, which sent my contact information to them. I received an email shortly afterwards saying to complete my profile, but the link was broken. I decided I would revisit it in a few days when I had a chance to go a deeper dive on my PC (rather than my phone). In the meantime, they called me about the job and got me through the preliminary process. I mentioned that the link was expired but she told me not to worry and that they had my contact info. Well I was on my PC and decided to try to figure out how to get into my profile, and I was successful. I figured, since I'm here I might as well fill out the rest of the missing information in case they do communication through this portal. The moment I completed everything it said that it sent the application!! By finishing the information it formally submitted the application a second time. I am MORTIFIED! Any advice on how to smoothly recover from this and explain to them that I am not dumb, I just wanted to be thorough? #advice #application #followup

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Michael FrashCommunity Specialist
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If you get a call back and it comes up, simply let them know you didn't get confirmation the first time, so you resent it just to be sure.

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Joseph Kutchka

Mistakes happen. I bet your not the first to do this, the company won't think anything about it.

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Brandy Hyde

This happens A LOT more than you think. The good news is that most often the algorithm on the backend marks the application as a duplicate and moves on. If they don’t bring it up, don’t worry about it. Trust me, they won’t bring it up. When we have website bots sourcing resumes for us, we get 100’s of emails a week. Often, they are duplicates because we cross post the position.

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Kelly Wilmot

Don’t think it’s a big deal.

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Andrea Johnson

I think your overreacting a tad. It’s not that big of a deal love. And if a company were to withdraw employment offer over something so trivial your better off not working there

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Samuel LP

don't worry about it, when you see the interviewer have your whole resume ready to turn in. They get people that mess up all the time. Not unusual. I just have my resume on cloud on my smart phone and when they ask for it I send it to their e-mail because sometimes HR will switch interviewers and they lose or misplace your resume (it happens!). Don't panic and good luck.

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Angela Brightwell

I think someone who does more than enough will always be a better candidate for any job, than a person who does the bare minimum. All you have done is show you are thorough and try to solve problems on your own. When you try, you succeed! That is far from a problem, in my opinion.

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Phoebe Montrie

Don't worry too much, better to overdo it than miss something! Most importantly just keep things flowing with the job from here! I had a mishap with Zoom at a job once and was so embarrassed I almost quit, but it turned out no one noticed! And now the whole thing is behind me. Just keep swimming along and doing your best, apologize if necessary and then move on, that's all you can do! 💙 🌊 🏊‍♀️

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Mario Montes

I wouldn't worry too much. If you had a telephone contact from the potential employer you will most likely be put through the next phase of the interview process. Now don't be shocked if yu get a "your qualification did not match or we've selected another candidate email" since most are automated. Good luck to you.

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Max Alberts

You know, what you've described happens ALL THE TIME on that site. Its technology is cheap and antiquated. It's known as a piece of crap throughout the industry.

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