The latest to jump on the reality TV bandwagon are Naukri.com and CNBC-TV18, who will telecast ‘The Job Show’, touted as the country’s first televised job hunt show. The show will be hosted by Sunil Alagh, former MD and CEO of Britannia Industries.
‘The Job Show’ has been launched with an idea to provide many aspiring applicants a chance to win their dream jobs while being watched by millions of people around the country. It is planned as a 26-episode show and will be on air from February 4, 2006 every Saturday with a repeat show on Sunday afternoon.
Interested applicants can apply after which their application will be sent to the HR department of the respective company. The companies will then shortlist the candidates on the basis of their criteria. During this process the company might contact the applicants for an e-test or a telephonic interview.
Naukri.com and CNBC will announce the names of the five shortlisted candidates, 10 days from the close of the call for applications. These candidates will then be flown to Mumbai, where the episodes will be shot. So, here’s a chance to not only get a dream job but also to appear on television.
While on TV, there will be five rounds conducted by Alagh and two senior management personnel from the recruiting company. Results will be declared at the end of each episode, so within a span of 30 minutes successful candidates will walk away with their dream job.
”Naukri.com has come together with CNBC-TV18 to create this wonderfully exciting opportunity for millions of aspiring youngsters. ‘The Job Show’ will offer them a great chance to win their dream jobs and become a star in the corporate world as well,” commented Hitesh Oberoi, COO, Naukri.com.
Ajay Chacko, National Marketing Head, CNBC-TV18, said, “‘The Job Show’ will be presented in a reality format with some very interesting moments. It will help young aspirants all across the country to focus on the strengths of the successful candidates and take note of the weaknesses of the not-so-successful ones so that they can apply these learnings to real life situations, when faced with the prospect of a job interview.”
Companies like Aviva Life Insurance, Flextronics Software Systems, LG Electronics, Impetus Technologies, DNA, Yes Bank, and Denstu have already confirmed their participation on the show.