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Is Your Accent Hurting Your Career?

You Can Go Home Again, But Your Accent Might Not

It may be difficult to "go country" after you've "gone north."

If you do dampen your dialect, you can expect to receive some odd looks when you return home. And if you plan to ultimately continue your career back near where you grew up, know that it may be difficult to reacquire your verbal calling card, and you may be viewed as an outsider.