Tips for a job search in the US…

As much as we would like to think we are culturally diverse…If your name is beyond the normal spelling and pronunciation of the average English speaker you may want to provide a nickname or a pronunciation guide. I know we’re supposed to give equal access but my HR manager just put aside several resumes for rejection letters strictly on the basis that she would be too embarassed to call them for interviews since she would mispronounce their names. So, Xoprantchatka, I’m sorry but you’re getting a rejection letter strictly to ease her discomfort level.

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