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What can be done if “I” sent a new job application email to my current HR (where I am working) due to typo error?

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( 4 months ago )

Detail: My brother was operating my personal email, from there he sent a new job application to the wrong address; I genuinely did not want to apply for the new job, in fact I had just received a raise at my present job.

This is a partly India govt. owned company (kind of subsidiary of public sector unit) where I work. The email has my resume with name of the "prospect" company. No negative things about my employer.

Due to a typing error in the "to" field and the email has landed into the email folder of my current HR. There is no option to recall the message.

I have sent another email on discovering the error, this time addressing my own company HR directly, stating the above facts.

  • Should I personally contact HR and reiterate the facts? What else should be done to control the damage that can be caused?
  • Should I be prepared for my boss to be asking me on this?
  • Should I indeed start looking for a new job asap, when it was not my strong intention earlier (I mean who is not open for a better opportunity, but I had specifically no desire for this "new" job)

Clarification: My brother applied "on my behalf". He does that sometimes, at times without my permission but there has never been such a major miss before. Usually, I can ignore what he does, because at max, even if invited for interview, I can say I'm not interested in the exact role.



( 4 months ago )

There is not much else that you can do. You have already contacted HR and explained the situation, what they do with this information is out of your control.

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