Jobseekers hide accents to improve interview chances

Self-conscious
jobseekers are toning down their accents at interviews in the false belief that
it will go against them in the workplace.

An
online poll suggests that a third of candidates try to hide their regional
accents when applying for a new job, with scousers and cockneys the most likely
to do so.

However,
the survey of 322 employers and jobseekers by Totaljobs.com found that one in
10 companies would be more likely to recruit someone with a pleasant regional
brogue.

A
Scottish accent was rated as the most trustworthy, while those with an Irish
accent were cited as the most friendly.

By Ross Wigham

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