I really blew it yesterday. I went onto a major company's website to enquire about employment opportunities. I read one job description, then clicked on the options that would create my resume and password so I could have it stored in the website, ready to go when I wanted to apply for a job with this company. I didn't have the time to complete my cover letter, so I just shoved an old one I used in applying for another job, another company years ago that I had in the database for storage, and clicked submit on the whole shebang. Except that when I did that, it applied me for the job I had been reading on the website. Big, major oops. So now they've got this resume with a cover letter addressed to a different company from a few years ago. Yikes. The website was very confusing and hard to maneuver around in, so it's easy to see how this mistake could be made. I thought I was just creating my resume for the database, not submitting for a position. In fact, I was just reading up on the company and not even considering applying for that position. This really blows. I am afraid that this mistake will taint me with that company and that they will never consider me as an applicant for any of their jobs because I made such a bad impression with this error.
So, do you think I should just kiss this company goodbye and not even consider applying for them (for real, that is!) when I do see a job position I am interested in? And have you ever made a mistake like this, and what was it?