An Irish accent is  considered an asset when you are job hunting in Britain.

The Irish accent came in at number three in the top five accents, just behind an Oxford or Cambridge accent  that help you get a job, according to a new nationwide survey by UK website CitySocialising.

Following accusations that Cheryl Cole was ousted from American X Factor because of her strong Newcastle accent, CitySocialising asked the British public if they found that strong accents affected their job prospects.

The results showed that 17 percent of Britons think their accent hindered their career at some point.

Some 33 percent of Glaswegians claimed that their accent hindered their career while having an Irish brogue is considered an asset when job hunting in the UK.

Despite Cole’s strong accent only eight percent felt that their accent was a barrier to employment.


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