Of course there were a ton of employers out there who didn't even bother replying/calling/show any interest to move forward. Not surprisingly this was on the news last night:
A SUDANESE man who has applied unsuccessfully for more than 1000 jobs has resorted to using a fake Anglo name on his resume in a desperate attempt to get work.
Former refugee Agnok Lueth, 23, who fled war-torn Sudan for Melbourne in 2004, created the resume alias "Daniel McClean" because he believed Australian employers were unwilling to give him a fair go under his real name.
Mr Lueth sent out hundreds of resumes for jobs he was qualified for, but only received callbacks on applications with the fake names.
Of the six applications with the fake name, he got five callbacks.
Read more: http://www.news.com.au/business/business-smarts/little-white-lies-agnok-lueth-adopts-daniel-mcclean-on-his-cv-to-try-to-get-a-fair-go/story-e6frfm9r-1226097072346#ixzz1ScZn7uLc
So maybe there is a fair amount of discrimination going on? Fortunately for me, I did not have to change my name (or fake my CV) to get any interviews =)