NEW YORK (PIX11) — What’s in a name?
One man said taking one letter out of his name made all the difference when it came to applying to jobs.
José Zamora told BuzzFeed he would send out 50 to 100 applications daily in his quest for a new job.
Zamora wasn’t having much luck after 6 months, so he decided to take the “s” out of his name and go by “Joe” on his resume.
The simple change, Zamora said, was all it took for employers to start calling.
“I was applying for the same exact jobs, the exact same resume, the exact same experience,” he said. “Just a different name.”
Zamora actually had to turn down employers, and eventually landed a job.
“Sometimes I don’t even think people know or are conscious or aware that they’re judging – even if it’s by name,” Zamora told BuzzFeed. “But I think we all do it all the time.”