A man said taking one letter out of his name made all the difference when it came to applying for jobs.
José Zamora told BuzzFeed he would apply for 50 to 100 jobs every day and for months he did not get any replies.
One day he decided to take the “s” out of his name and go by “Joe” on his resume.
The change, he said, was all it took for employers to start calling and emailing him.
“I was applying for the same exact jobs, the exact same resume, the exact same experience,” he said. “Just a different name.”
“Sometimes I don’t even think people know or are conscious or aware that they’re judging – even if it’s by name,” he said. “But I think we all do it all the time.”