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I did this yesterday and had the same results as the lady in the OP. I used Monster.com.

I used my normal resume with my real name, then created a duplicate resume (copy + paste) and changed my -

  • Name - I used my middle name and my extended family's last name
  • School - I changed the name of my first undergrad (an HBCU) to a more 'diverse' university
  • Voice mail - changed my voice mail to remove my recording of my name. Instead, it is the automated 10-digit phone number
  • Race - Selected 'Caucasian female' on my profile

I applied to the same jobs with both resumes...

At 8:15 this morning, my 'Caucasian' female received a phone call for a job offer...


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote Organic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov 20 2012 at 8:12am
...and allow me to interject here that my 'Caucasian' resume wasn't nearly as stellar as my normal resume as I deleted everything from the normal resume that referenced my HBCU, including honor society memberships, activities, awards, etc...
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^^^^^^damn.  smh.
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Wow...organic, thanks for trying this out for us!(especially After the night you had lol) ....I'm sad that it worked that quickly.
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