Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the September 11, 2000 issue of QuintZine.
Time for diction lessons? Heavy regional accents have a negative impact on hiring decisions, according to a recent study by the University of North Texas, reported by Taeyma Sapp in Business Week. After listening to recordings of 10 men with college degrees from various regions of the country reading the same passage, 56 executive recruiters ranked candidates from California and Minnesota as the most employable because of their neutral accents. A New Jersey candidate with a doctoral degree and a doctoral candidate from North Georgia were ranked as the least employable.
See also the Professional Women of Color (PWC), a non-profit organization that provides workshops, seminars, group discussions as well as networking sessions to help women of color manage their personal and professional lives. Contact PWC at: PO Box 5196, New York, NY 10185, 212-714-7190.
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