Is Your Accent Hurting Your Career?

New Jersey!

Despite the Jersey Shore's television ratings, a study by Diane Markley and Patricia Cukor-Avila found the New Jersey accent is the worst in the United States when it comes to hiring.

The 56 hiring professionals in the study rated the New Jersey accent as the most negative and unprofessional, and only 5 percent of the hiring managers selected someone with a Jersey accent for customer-facing positions.

Cheer up Garden Staters. You'll always have Springsteen.