Why people with good accents tend to get better jobs

Why peo­ple with good accents tend to get bet­ter jobs

Why have I called this blog ‘why peo­ple with good accents tend to get bet­ter jobs?’

I found a very inter­est­ing arti­cle about this writ­ten by a top recruit­ing firm in the U.S. and would like to share it with you.

I keep hear­ing the same sto­ry over and over again in dif­fer­ent forms, from cus­tomers regard­ing job and social oppor­tu­ni­ties. It’s clear that hav­ing clear speech in Eng­lish, or a good accent, makes a big dif­fer­ence to job prospects and career advance­ment.

As I lis­ten to the audio assess­ments  cus­tomers have sent me, cus­tomers tell me why it’s impor­tant to them to speak Eng­lish clear­ly. Have a look at what they have said.

Peo­ple with good accents tend to get bet­ter jobs. What our cus­tomers have said:

It is impor­tant for me to speak more clear­ly because:

-being in a man­age­ment role, being able to speak Eng­lish clear­ly is impor­tant so don’t feel hes­i­tant to speak up or ask ques­tions

-anx­ious when have to present to oth­ers because of a heavy accent

-feel like a bit of a ‘sec­ond class cit­i­zen’ if I don’t have a good accent

will help in my career advance­ment

-I have to man­age inter­na­tion­al meet­ings, and need to be under­stood by a lot of dif­fer­ent nation­al­i­ties in the meet­ings

-mis­un­der­stood by peo­ple around me, and it’s frus­trat­ing to have to repeat myself again and again

-is a coach so it’s impor­tant to present self well to get clients

-my accent is a bar­ri­er between me and the per­son I’m speak­ing to ( don’t want this to be the case)

-want bet­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills to per­form best in roles such as sales, as a doc­tor, den­tist, I.T. etc

-want to sound smart and show I have the skills for the job

make me look more pro­fes­sion­al

-I want to be clear to boost con­fi­dence

-sick of being asked 50 times if is Indian/ German/ French etc

-as goes up cor­po­rate lad­der need to speak clear­ly to influ­ence people,lead with clar­i­ty and vision , speak with impact

-will boost my career tremen­dous­ly

-I want to move to Australia/England/ the U.S.

– want to blend in with the locals – sound more nat­ur­al, and be tak­en seri­ous­ly in my job

– start­ing a new senior posi­tion in a com­pa­ny and very uncom­fort­able when not under­stood on the phone, or when I give pre­sen­ta­tions or work­shops

-want to speak clear­ly to give me more author­i­ty  

– want to be more social­ly accept­ed– com­mu­ni­cate bet­ter with oth­ers

-unclear speech is in the way of reach­ing my full career poten­tial

-embar­rassed and ashamed of Eng­lish accent and so I don’t speak up espe­cial­ly in a group

 

Maybe some of these are true for you?

The very inter­est­ing arti­cle  I men­tioned at the begin­ning is writ­ten about Amer­i­ca, but it is def­i­nite­ly rel­e­vant to Aus­tralia as well as  Britain.

It is pos­si­ble to speak more clear­ly and acquire a good accent to advance  your career and work oppor­tu­ni­ties!

Best wish­es, Esther

Choose:- I want to speak more clear­ly in a…

British Accent

Aus­tralian Accent

Amer­i­can Accent