Withdraw and reupload resume?

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Anonymous A asked on Jun 27, 2020

Hey all!

I applied for a position at McKinsey this morning but got OCD this afternoon and tweeked some of the verbage. Is it a bad idea to withdraw and reupload with my new resume?

Thank you!

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Francesco
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replied on Jun 28, 2020
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Hi there,

it depends on what you want to change. I would resend it just if you believe it is a major point that can make a difference between a rejection and an invitation (eg a major typo).

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Francesco

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Udayan
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If the tweaks were not grammatical mistakes or mistakes overall you are probably better off leaving it as is.

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Robert
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Hi Anonymous,

Without specific examples it's impossible to give specific advice - maybe you can share a few of them?

And: Do you have a referral or direct application w/o referral?

If it's mainly cosmetical, it won't make a big difference and I'd leave it as it is. Otherwise, withdraw and re-upload, especially if you don't have a referral.

Hope this helps - if so, please be so kind and give it a thumbs-up with the green upvote button below!

Robert

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Anonymous replied on Jun 27, 2020

Hi there,

I wouldn't say it is a bad idea because most likely no one even looked at it yet :) - it's fine I suppose. There is no "re-upload police" out there.

However, the application process is long and you will be doing a lot of missteps which you can't afford to keep thinking/re-thinking about ...maybe refraining from re-uploading if it is a smaller change would actually help you get used to the process and focusing forward rather than backwards :)

I hope this helps

Khaled

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Axel
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I would avoid doing so unless its a big error. Verbage would not warrant doing this and would only look weird.

-A

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Anonymous replied on Jun 27, 2020

Quite difficult to say like that. Can you tell us more about the type of error you left please?

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You should be fine to reupload. Although if this is on the order of magnitude of a missing full stop, I wouldn't suggest doing so

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Gaurav
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Hi there,

You can reupload it only if it changes significantly or you made a strong mistake.

Do you need any further help?

All the best,

GB

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Anonymous replied on Jul 02, 2020

Hi A,

If there is not something significant than better leave it as it is.

Best,

André

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Ian
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If it's just a word here or there I would leave it!

Could you specify what exactly you changed?

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Anton
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Hi,

I think in your case reuploading is a good idea, no risks.

Best,

Anton

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Clara
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Hello!

I would honestly ask HR directly from the specific office.

Cheers,

Clara

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