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Updated on Monday, June 9

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QUESTION: I just got selected for an interview for a position that sounds really good. However, when I checked the job description, it said that applying on the website and writing a CV were requirements. I did neither (must've forgotten since I always do online applications after I'm done applying on Jobmine). I feel pretty lucky, but I'm worried that the interviewer may ask why I didn't apply online and submit a resume. What should I say or do?

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  1. What did you apply with if you didn't write a resume.....

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    1. OP here. Lol, I only submitted my resume on Learn, but didn't submit externally on the website as they said, as well as a CV.

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    2. @ OP
      CV = resume

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    3. @1b
      CV = curriculum vitae

      It does not have to be just a resume, it is basically a summary of your experience, usually a resume AND cover letter.

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    4. A CV is completely different and details a lot more information than a resume. It also is typically much longer than 2 pages, with grad CVs being as large as 20+ pages.

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  2. OP Here. I submitted only my resume on Jobmine, but had forgotten to also apply on their external website, as well as submit a cover letter.

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    1. Website glitch. Thought my post didn't go through (OP)

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    2. That comment totally just gave me an idea: blame it on a website glitch.

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  3. You should say "screw you I don't have time for your shit"

    I don't get why they have us double apply

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  4. If they have you the interview they're not going to grill you on why you didn't apply on their website. If that mattered to them they wouldn't have wasted their time giving you an interview in the first place.

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  5. I have had similar things happen to before. I just went in and told the truth but said it in a sincere way. They loved it and I got the offer.

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  6. I would go with either #5 or say that it is inefficient to apply to two places for one job when you are working hard on your school work. If I didn't want the job and was feeling cocky, I would add that I was correct, and that I got the interview anyway.

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