8 Candidates Compete For The Ultimate Career Opportunity. It’s The Crucial Interview In The Job Exclusively on 8TV
12th March 2012, Petaling Jaya - The road to success is not easy, and this is clearly evident in THE JOB - a 30 minute reality show that goes in search of the right candidate who will earn an executive position with an established company, an attractive salary, a postgraduate scholarship and RM15,000 in cash! Proudly brought to you by SEGi College and exclusively aired on 8TV, THE JOB offers a 12-month contract with SEGi University College in their corporate office, with the title and job scope determined by the skills and talents of the winner.
Malaysian graduates under the age of 30 who hold a bachelor’s degree and are confident, determined, outgoing and passionate, were given the chance to try out for THE JOB. No working experience was required, however applicants needed to be fluent in written and spoken English.
Hundreds flooded in for the auditions, however based on the background, personality and performance during their interviews sessions only 8 candidates were finally chosen. These 8 candidates will undergo 7 challenges with big multinationals in the country, challenging their creativity, branding, marketing, sales and organizational skills. The tasks invariably reveals in unexpected ways the strengths and weaknesses of the participants, often bringing out the best and worst in each participant; unraveling who is the most capable, reliable, who is trustworthy, meticulous and who is not. With each task, the judges will determine how employable each candidate is. There are no eliminations throughout THE JOB and the 8 candidates will undergo all 7 challenged until the winner is ultimately chosen.
“To the 8 of you, you have proven a great deal making it this far, but now you have to give it an extra push. Our job in life is not only to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves–to break our own records.” Said Group General Manager of 8TV & ntv7, Ms Airin Zainul. Airin added, “Viewers will definitely enjoy the drama as these 8 candidates battle it out for their dream job - but on another note, the show also prepares the younger audiences for what is awaiting them in the working world as well as motivates those of us who are already climbing up the corporate ladder to keep moving.”
The 8 candidates who have secured their spot in THE JOB include,
Ho Shin Tze (Emmy)
BA (Hons) Business Management, Segi University College & University of Sunderland
Emmy is warm, ambitious and positive. Currently working in HR, she is passionate about working with people and finds satisfaction in being able to help people solve personal and work problems.
Reshma Sangvi A/P Dilip Kumar
BA (Hons) Communications - Public Relations, HELP University College
Raised by a family of teachers, Reshma is confident, opinionated, responsible and driven. Passionate about women's rights, this netball player is already nicknamed the "momma" of the group by the other contestants.
Yam Ee May (Janice)
BSc Science in Applied Accounting, Sunway University College & Oxord Brookes University
This accounting student is a whiz at numbers and she is a rock fan at heart, attending gigs and concerts whenever she can. Our homely girl may seem quiet at first but Janice loves challenges and is up for adventure.
Ismail Amsyar Mohd Said
Bachelor of Business (Logistics & Supply Chain Management), RMIT University
Despite his business background, Ismail's true dream is to be a journalist and be the first Malaysian to win a Pulitzer prize in journalism and photography. Just give him a few minutes to warm up and this seemingly shy boy makes for a very chatty and intuitive company.
Mohd Zarith Bin Md Hanipah
BA (Hons) International Relations & Politics, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside
A true conversationalist, Zarith grew up and lived half of his life in the UK and has had experience in numerous industries including radio, IT, F&B and broadcasting. Proud of his independence but also known for his cheekiness, his dream is to become a BBC news presenter.
Wee Kim Teong (Jason)
BA (Hons) Arts in Economics,University of Hawaii
Jason may always be glued to his iPad but it's hard not to like him - this adventurous, confident, friendly and driven young man spent his years studying in Hawaii as the resident advisor of his dorm and even went on to sell 60 cars during his first job after graduation. During his free time, Jason helps to build homes for the orang asli with the EPIC organisation.
BA Mass Communications (Digital FIlm & Television), Limkokwing University of Creative Technology
Tareeq is an enthusiastic, passionate and vocal film graduate who also happens to be a club DJ on the side. A big Star Wars geek as well as a fan of cars and speed, Tareeq's mega ambition is to become a media mogul someday.
Chin Xian Mei (Jasmine)
BA International Studies & Economics, Monash University
A bubbly, positive, outspoken and confident theatre enthusiast who dreams of becoming an actress. Formerly a business writer back in Kuching, this petite Sarawakian dropped everything behind and boarded the next fight to KL to join The Job.
Hosted by Hansen Lee of NTV7’s The Breakfast Show and DiGi’s The Next Level, together with 8TV Quickie’s Megan Tan, THE JOB will also feature a judging panel made up of three personalities each week; one representing SEGi University College, one in lieu of a neutral party and the other from the company of the featured task in that particular episode.
THE JOB airs every Friday beginning 23rd March 2012 at 9:30pm, exclusively on 8TV. 8TV is also on Astro’s Channel 708. You can catch your favourite shows as Catch Up on www.8tv.com.my / www.tonton.com.my or follow us via www.facebook.com/8TVfb , www.twitter.com/8tv and www.youtube.com/8tvaddicts
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