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    So I submitted my CV to my placements, but then realised I have so many grammatical errors. Im applying for optom and one error was 'being professional is paramount to working optometry' and I also said im good at balancing my 'times' not time' and all of these mistakes are towards the end of my cv so its not a great overall view of me.
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    they will look at your whole application, not just at your grammatical skills. if you have a strong application then a few silly mistakes won't matter.
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    (Original post by danny787)
    So I submitted my CV to my placements, but then realised I have so many grammatical errors. Im applying for optom and one error was 'being professional is paramount to working optometry' and I also said im good at balancing my 'times' not time' and all of these mistakes are towards the end of my cv so its not a great overall view of me.
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    Depends whether the employer a) sees the errors and b) cares about them. But you certainly haven't helped yourself. Always make sure you finish your applications at least 48 hours before the deadline, so that you can give yourself at least a 24 hour break from them, then when you re-read you are better at spotting these mistakes - before you submit, not after!
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    What was the application process like?

    If it's just a CV and cover letter then there's a very good chance yours went straight in the bin.

    If it was more rigourous with competency questions and online tests then you might be saved if you excelled in those areas.

    Ultimately it's obviously a bad thing and also a very silly mistake to make. In the future, get your CV checked before you send it anywhere since you've probably wasted a load of opportunities.
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    It doesn't look very professional, but if employers can see past this and look at your experience, which is extensive and skilled, you still have a chance of landing an interview. However, spelling mistakes show carelessness and it is something you should check through before submitting your application and CV. You could also get someone else to check over it before you submit it to make sure there are no grammatical errors and it reads well.
 
 
 
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