A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Clear messages about what is and is not professional behavior and appearance. Stress is placed on good grooming, being truthful, and more. There's definite sympathy for the American worker who tries hard.
Positive Role Models
Despite the mistakes they make during the interview, the job candidates are very qualified. The prospective employers are blunt and critical, but also recognize hard work and professional behavior.
Violence & Scariness
Some backstories involve illness, like cancer, and the death of a spouse.
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Products & Purchases
Companies like The Palm, Westville, Maison Prive, and others are featured.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Wine and cocktails are visible at restaurants, bars, and social venues.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Job doesn't include any iffy material, though some backstories involve sad topics like the death of a spouse or a serious illness. The show features various companies, including The Palm, Maison Prive, etc. who are vying to hire qualified candidates. It probably won't appeal to younger viewers, but teens and adults may find it worth watching.
Is It Any Good?
The Job underscores the fact that despite 12 million Americans looking for work, there is actually competition among employers to find well-qualified, dedicated people to work for them. It also reinforces the idea that it is often people's inability to navigate the interview and job hunt process that keeps them from getting the positions they really want.
Despite that the interview process featured here has been crafted for reality entertainment, folks pounding the pavement may find the tips offered useful as they continue their own job hunt. Younger viewers may be interested in what can be learned here, too. It's not the most exciting of shows, but one that has a lot to offer.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.