Looking for a new job? Want to advance in your career? Don't let your accent hold you back. In this recent article, Monster.com advises job-seekers to practice answering questions prior to interviews, using their best English grammar and vocabulary skills. But an accent can still interfere with your interview, if your speech is difficult to understand. Both regional and foreign accents can be at play when it comes to your job search. Despite being native American English speakers, some job candidates may be considered less qualified for the position based on their strong regional accent, according to researcher Dianne Markley.
Whatever your accent, learning to speak so that others understand you clearly is in your best interest when looking to advance in your career.
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