Videos·Posted on Aug 30, 2014This Man Changed His Name From José To Joe And Immediately Got More Job Interviews"I had to drop a letter to get the title."by Becky Catherine HarrisBuzzFeed Motion Pictures StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink How much does your name really matter when applying for jobs? Probably more than you think. View this video on YouTube BuzzFeedVideo / Via youtu.be Meet José Zamora. About a year ago, José started looking for a new job. BuzzFeedYellow / Via youtube.com Each morning, José would wake up and immediately get online, where he would scour the web for job listings. He would apply for 50 to 100 jobs every single day. BuzzFeedYellow / Via youtube.com After six months of applying for every job he could find, José had an idea... BuzzFeedYellow / Via youtube.com "What if I try 'Joe.' Just remove the 's' in my name, and maybe I can make some dollar signs." Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF BuzzFeedYellow / Via youtube.com His hunch was right. A week after José started applying for jobs under the name "Joe," he started hearing back from companies interested in his resumé. BuzzFeedYellow / Via youtube.com 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. BuzzFeedYellow / Via youtube.com "I was applying for the same exact jobs, the exact same resumé, the exact same experience, just a different name." BuzzFeedYellow / Via youtube.com 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?