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Parents' Guide to

The Job

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Intense job interview competition with some sad stories.

TV CBS Reality TV 2001
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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.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: March 14, 2001
  • Cast: Lisa Ling
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 25, 2022

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