/ Asked by Frank
After a recent final-round interview, I sent thank you notes to everyone I talked to, including a senior manager. I just was going back through the emails, and I noticed I got one of their names wrong! Should I just ignore it and hope it's not a big deal, or should I follow-up with a second email and correct it?
Answered by Dawn, Hiring Expert at Daikin Applied, on Monday, August 26, 2013
Thank you notes are always a great personal touch.  If you have not yet heard back from the company, I do recommend sending a follow-up email.  They will likely appreciate your attention to detail and perseverance.

Answered by Susan, Hiring Expert at Praxair, Inc., on Monday, August 26, 2013
Good question. Depends on what part you got wrong, perhaps.  If it's a minor mis-spelling of their name, I would likely not follow back up.  However if you had the wrong name with someone else's title, then yes I would follow up (but make it very brief!) indicating you recognized your error, are correcting it and hope (s)he will view this as an indication of "acknowledging mistakes and rectifying them".

Answered by Kit, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Thursday, August 29, 2013
Congratulations on getting to the final-round interview! I hope you will receive good news soon. As to your question, it depends – if he/she responds, absolutely, reply and apologize for the oversight. If you do not receive a response after a few days to your initial “thank you” email, it might be a good idea to do a follow-up email and acknowledge the mistake. Hopefully, it can trigger a conversation and roll over to other insightful discussions. Good luck!
Answered by Nicole, Hiring Expert at ManpowerGroup, on Tuesday, September 3, 2013
First of all let me applaud you for sending out thank you notes! As a Recruiter it still surprises me how many people do not send a thank you note after an interview. Yes I would recommend following up with the person and acknowledging the error. Just let them know you caught the mistake and apologize. This will also give you the opportunity to remind them you are still very interested in the position and hopefully find out if you are still being considered. I do not think this mistake should hurt your chances of landing the job and following up on it shows your character.
Answered by Jenny, Hiring Expert at Fifth Third Bank, on Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Ahhhhhh.  I would leave well enough alone.  There might be a chance that the individual did not even notice.
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