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Reality TV Show: The Job on CBS

By February 4, 2013

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The JobWant to see what job interviews are like when the competition is really tough?  Here's your chance.  The Job is a CBS reality series which premieres on Friday, February 8 at 8 pm ET.

The show was created by Michael Davies (Who Wants to be A Millionaire) and is hosted by Lisa Ling.   Participating employers include Palm Restaurant Group, Cosmopolitan, Major League Soccer, Epic Records, Zynga, Live Nation, Gilt and Viceroy Hotel Group.

Each episode features five candidates participating in a series of challenges to try to win their dream job. There will be a featured employer for each episode, along with three guest companies in related industries. To complicate the challenge for the contestants, the guest companies can make an on-the-spot offer to one of the candidates. If they get a job offer, they will have to decide if they will accept the offer or stay in the running for the featured job.  Will they take it or hold out for their dream job?

If you're job searching or thinking about changing jobs, it can give you an idea of what it can be like to try to get hired at America's top employers.   You can also decide who you'd hire if you were the interviewer.  Will you pick the right candidate?

You'll see some of those painful moments nobody wants to go through in a job interview, including being asked why you listed your mom as reference.   Plus, you will also get tips and advice directly from the CEOs participating in the show.

Here's a preview so you can take an advance look at The Job.

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