To point out spelling mistake in job advert?

(12 Posts)
Topaz25 Tue 22-Apr-14 16:30:46

I'm applying for a job and the job title was spelled incorrectly in the advert. Should I mention that to show I'm detail orientated or ignore it to be tactful?

Kernowal Tue 22-Apr-14 16:33:50

Ignore it, unless it's for a proof reading job. They're probably in enough trouble for letting the typo slip though already without having it highlighted again.

Topaz25 Tue 22-Apr-14 16:38:54

Fair point. It's for a receptionist job, which does require attention to detail but the last thing I'd want to do is make someone feel worse. I just feel sorry for people who might copy and paste the job title from the advert to make sure they get it right.

Greyhound Tue 22-Apr-14 16:41:10

Don't mention it. Makes you sound a bit of a snitch, tbh! If I was the person guilty of the mistake and I opened an application letter pointing out the error that had probably already got me into hot water, I would bin it "lose" it.

KatoPotato Tue 22-Apr-14 16:41:28

I'd be tempted to copy the title and add (sic)

Tempted, but wouldn't do it! I'd keep it up my sleeve in case iws asked at interview about my attention to details skills, you could say cheerfully 'Well, I did spot the typo in the ad!' GRIN!

Topaz25 Tue 22-Apr-14 16:43:58

I was thinking of bringing it up in a cheerful way, maybe even joking I spotted the 'deliberate mistake'. I definitely don't want to upset anyone.

Topaz25 Tue 22-Apr-14 16:45:44

On a serious note though, mistakes in job adverts do annoy me because they would judge an applicant for spelling errors. This is an error that would have been picked up if they had used spell check as well!

quietbatperson Tue 22-Apr-14 17:56:25

Don't mention it. The person who did it may have already had it pointed out to them repeatedly, and mentioning it yet again won't win you any brownie points.

BuzzardBird Tue 22-Apr-14 17:59:48

There is a chance of course that it is deliberate as they want someone who can spell to point it out?

Topaz25 Tue 22-Apr-14 18:59:31

BuzzardBird I did wonder if that could be it.

BuzzardBird Tue 22-Apr-14 19:03:17

In that case I would wait for a 'sign' in the interview. Good luck.

Topaz25 Wed 23-Apr-14 23:58:03

Thank you.

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