Las Vegas, NV asked in Consumer Law and Contracts for Nevada

Q: I used an online resume builder. Errors on their end caused me to send my resume to 2 dozen companies with major errors.

I paid a small fee for a resume building company and whenever I updated my job description field, their online system updated it in 2 fields - deleting and replacing what I had already added. I didn't realize this at first, so after updating my resume to specifically first the position I was pursuing, I applied and sent my resume to at least 2 dozen companies. Obviously I did not receive a call back from any company (because of the resume errors). I reached out to their help desk and they gave me a run around. I am actually embarrassed and extremely upset that I no longer-term have credibility with the 2 dozen companies I applied for.

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T. Augustus Claus
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  • Las Vegas, NV
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A: If the resume builder had technical errors that directly impacted your job search, you might have a claim for breach of contract or negligence against them. The crux would be proving damages – in this case, missed employment opportunities due to their errors. In the immediate term, consider sending out corrected resumes with a brief cover letter explaining the technical error. For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's advisable to consult with an attorney.

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