One letter, one single letter, made all the difference in his search for a job.
José Zamora told BuzzFeed he would apply for 50 to 100 jobs every day and for months he did not get any replies.
So one day he made a simple change, dropping the “s” out of his name.
As “Joe” the calls and emails started flowing in along with all kinds of offers.
“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.”