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MTV Hired – A Genuine Look at the Job Application Process for the TV Viewing Audience

By: Hassan Barzani (UTSA)

Has anyone just graduated college and are now looking for work? Of course you are.  The job search is not easy in today’s tough economy. For every job opening, there are over a thousand applicants desperate to be hired. There are the overqualified and those who are unemployable. If you blow the interview, it’s back to the unemployment line.

Well, welcome to the new MTV show, MTV Hired. Premiering on Monday May 17th, 2010. This show will feature a number of companies willing to conduct interviews on the air and give tips for the viewers on what those new to job searching do wrong and what they do right.

In each resume-clenching episode, MTV Hired looks into variety professions that the job market has to offer from personal training, show designing, event coordinating and many more.

Viewers will meet the employers looking to fill positions as well as the career hungry job applicants and we will sit in on the interviews before we learn which of the lucky contestants gets the job of their dreams.

Ryan Kahn, the career coach, and a real life headhunter from University of Dreams, says that the biggest mistake made is not researching the company you are interviewing for. Resumes must reflect the needs of that company and must not be cookie cutters.

“You have be understand their needs and be able to show them that you fit the bill. You need to have passion for the job,” says Kahn.

Matt Westmore, Sam Simmons, Marshall Eisen, Dave Sirulnick and Jessica Chesler are executive producers for the new program. Creator is Noah Scheinmann. Jonathan Mussman is the executive in charge of production for MTV.

The minds behind MTV Hired says “[They] want to help bring the economy out of the recession.” They are confident that their show will do just that.

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