Richard or Ricardo? How your name impacts your media job prospects [Video]

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I was born in Wollongong on the NSW South Coast into a very traditional Portuguese family that migrated to Australia in the late 1970s.I was given a common Portuguese name, Ricardo Jorge Goncalves (Pronounced: George Gon-salvsh) and Portuguese was my first language. But when I started primary...

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I was born in Wollongong on the NSW South Coast into a very traditional Portuguese family that migrated to Australia in the late 1970s.

I was given a common Portuguese name, Ricardo Jorge Goncalves (Pronounced: George Gon-salvsh) and Portuguese was my first language. But when I started primary school, the teachers started calling me ‘Richard’.

It …