Deciding on a career choice has always been one of the biggest challenges for young people. But given one of the tightest job markets in history, the process of finding a job is more daunting than ever. MTV will give job seekers hope when it premieres the new docu-series "MTV Hired" on Monday, May 17 at 6:30pm ET/PT. "MTV Hired," airing weekdays, takes an inside look at the lives of young people attempting to secure the job of their dreams. Viewers will get a firsthand look at the ups and downs experienced by applicants during the interview process and the nail-biting wait before they get a call back from a potential employer.
The series features a wide range of professions, including personal training, shoe design, event coordinating and many more. In each episode, viewers will meet the employers looking to fill these positions, get to know the hungry job applicants, sit in on the interviews and get a front-row seat when one lucky person lands the job of their dreams. Who will stand out and who will crack under pressure? Find out on "MTV Hired."
Below are the companies featured in "MTV Hired:"
American Rebel PR is a full-service public relations, marketing, branding, and events firm. American Rebel's office and showroom are a regular stopping point for celebrities and stylists alike. Founded in 2005 by Chris Detert, the guerilla marketing guru behind Von Dutch's late success, American Rebel PR has become one of the most in-demand firms in Hollywood because of their distinctive approach to PR and marketing, and their pioneering expertise in the fashion and lifestyle arenas. With over 25 clients and counting, ARPR has proven it is a force to be reckoned with in the PR and marketing field, and is here for the long haul, placing its clients in major outlets, music videos, TV shows, and online.
Arkadium creates innovative game solutions for consumer brands, ad agencies, online gamers, and any company looking to expand their presence. No flash in the pan, they have been around since 2001 and are proud to have built the business from the ground up on their own profits - they are not beholden to VCs, and don't change their vision and products on a quarterly basis. Their games and gaming solutions reach millions of people across all demographics through the most popular online destinations. And when they're not making awesome games, they're usually playing them.
Blowfish is a young, junior brand of shoes and handbags for girls. Based in Santa Monica, California the brand was founded in Malibu in 2006 by shoe industry veterans Stephen Hoyt and Don Weiss. Together they bring forth decades of experience in business and design. Focused on fresh, unique styling, comfort and affordability, Blowfish is a rapidly growing brand with distribution in the US, Europe and Australia. The fish family recently grew with the new line "Guppy Love" targeted towards a price sensitive fashion customer. Blowfish and Guppy Love t-shirts for feet. www.blowfishshoe.com
Bridal Reflections (www.BridalReflections.com) is New York's premiere bridal salon catering to worldwide clientele seeking the finest American and international designers. With three locations, on Long Island's North and South shores and on Manhattan's prominent Fifth Avenue, this 37-year-old family-owned and operated business is the salon of choice for the most discerning brides-to-be.
DavidBartonGym Astor Place is a 40,000 square-foot, four-story mega gym located in the heart of the East Village. Once home to a Barnes & Nobles, the space has been transformed by David Barton to be a total embodiment of the personality and history of its neighborhood, featuring state-of-the art fitness equipment, a rotation of live DJs spinning from inside a twelve-foot disco ball and the city's leading team of trainers, designed to help members "LookBetterNaked." DavidBartonGym also has locations in Miami, Chicago and Seattle.
Energy Muse is a conscious lifestyle brand, providing tools of empowerment, inspiration and hope for a diverse audience. Founded by Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, Energy Muse seeks to educate and reconnect the world to the ancient wisdom and healing properties of crystals. Each piece of jewelry combines energy and intention which create a desired outcome. Energy Muse transcends what one might think of as jewelry and has instead become a lifestyle of wearable energies. www.energymuse.com
Gen Art is a national arts and entertainment company that showcases the best emerging talent in fashion, film, music and art. It produces over 100 events each year in the markets of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami. The company was founded in 1994 by Ian and Stefan Gerard, and in addition to supporting new talent, provides consumers with access to these artistic worlds.
HelloBeautiful.com is the African American women's online lifestyle guide that hosts topics ranging from beauty, relationships, home, and personal style. On the site, visitors read blogs, create online profiles and participate in featured polls as a way to discuss issues that are important to them and build an online community.
King Baby Studio and owner/designer Mitchell Binder are the epitome of luxurious Rock & Roll style for men and women. Known for its high quality craftsmanship, the King Baby jewelry collection incorporates precious stones such as diamonds and rubies, with fine 18 karat gold and sterling silver. Unique high-end materials such as alligator and stingray leather make up cuffs and wallets. Mitchell's creations are bold and substantial, featuring edgy motifs such as skulls and daggers for the King Baby line, and slightly scaled down feminine motifs such as roses and crowned hearts for the Queen Baby's out there. Apparel embodies a classic, yet edgy style with an Americana twist. Designs include tees, rompers, leather jackets, scarves and more, which incorporate graphic designs from their popular accessories.
Malibu Family Wines is the premier wine maker situated in the beautiful Malibu Mountains. With over 60,000 vines sprawling over 65 acres, the vineyard produces 8 varieties of fruit that it produces into its well regarded Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. From its 30 years in the business, Malibu Family Wines is also well recognized as the backdrop in over 100 movies, commercials, and television shows filmed on site.
Models International, a premier boutique modeling agency based in New York and Los Angeles. William Scott Whitfield, managing partner of the Los Angeles office and Catherine Fellows of the New York office. The agency represents over 250 models for fashion, commercial, hosting, and endorsement endeavors. The agency's client list includes Vogue, Teen Vogue, Teen Magazine, Allure, Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Modern Salon Magazine, Women's Wear Daily, Rolls Royce, Abercrombie + Fitch, Ralph Lauren, Ed Hardy, Bebe, Rock & Republic, Pottery Barn, Macy's, Fox Racing, Sketchers, Wella, BCBG, Tilly's, Urban Decay, MTV, HBO and many others.