Let me make one thing clear: this is not reality TV as you know it. "Documentary," or "docu-series" as MTV likes to call it, is a more accurate term. This is a straightforward, well edited, and carefully crafted series about how to get a job with the backstory being what little things can totally blow the entire process, from forgetting your tools or writing samples or not having any questions to ask about the company. It's a great introduction for any high school or college student as well as those who have been laid off and need to brush up on their job-hunting skills. Not everyone is young; there is a man in his 30s in the Models International segment.
Hired is smart, sharp, and shows off the best of what MTV can do and is as far from The Hills in terms of "reality" programming. There are other episodes coming featuring the following companies:
- Bridal Reflections
- DavidBartonGym Astor Place
- Energy Muse
- Gen Art
- King Baby Studios
- Malibu Family Wines,
- Organic Avenue,
- Premier Sports & Entertainment
- Prive Salon, Los Angeles
- Steve Madden
- theBalm Cosmetics
Hired premiered on Monday, May 17 at 6:30 PM ET/PT and will air weekdays at 6:30 PM. Note that times may vary by cable or satellite provider so check your local listings. In the mornings they run previous episodes back to back so you really get a feel for the series and what it's teaching people and how true to life it is.
Thumbs up for this docu-series that truly presents reality as it should be. It teaches as well as entertains and will give high school and college students and grads some tips on how to navigate the job hunt. For those who have lost their job and are a bit older, this will help them brush up on their job-seeking skills.