N.J. accent is the most hated by HR professionals

The Newark Star Ledger | July 24, 2011

A study conducted by Diane Markley and Patricia Cukor-Avila shows how regional accents can affect hiring.

According to Sharlene Vichness, president of Roseland-based Language Directions, a company that specializes in accent reduction, employers often make snap judgments based on how you sound. She refers to this as “accent prejudice.”

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