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This Man Changed His Name From José To Joe And Immediately Got More Job Interviews

"I had to drop a letter to get the title."

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How much does your name really matter when applying for jobs? Probably more than you think.

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After months of searching, José was suddenly having to turn down potential employers — the same potential employers that had ignored his application when he had applied using his real name.

Using his new name, José ended up being offered several jobs, and was able to pick the one that worked best for his schedule. So, who would you hire— Joe, or José? What if they were the same person?