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Changing name during job search

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#1 cmoogles



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 01:04 AM

Has anyone changed their name during job searches to avoid discrimination?


I plan on going on a overseas working holiday in either UK, US or Canada.  Where I live there is discrimination against applicants with foreign sounding names to the point where recruiters won't look at reels based solely on names.  My classmates had successes not long after graduating but it took me 19 months to find work and only after I changed my first name from Ngoc to Nora.  I also changed my last name too.


For the countries listed above would anyone recommend me adopt an anglo name again during job search?