Is Your Accent Hurting Your Career?

Prove You're a Good Fit Even If Your Accent Isn't

When hiring, Cukor-Avila's research shows that employers are less concerned with your potential job performance as compared to how you would fit into the workplace culture.

Friendliness and joviality are vital indicators of success, she says. So if you can prove you'll be a good fit in the office and a valuable addition to the existing team, that will help trump your future employer's reservations regarding your accent.