(Closed) Could this jeopardize a potential job?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hmmmm, I don’t think I’ve known anyone in a situation like this!

I’m not sure why you being on a talk show would be on a background check-like legal one. If anything , I would assume this one time episode deal would be a great testament of your knowledge and professionalism!


Post # 4
5921 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Eva Peron: I agree with this, 100%.

But, if you are worried about it, I would pass on the interview.  Better safe than sorry.

Post # 5
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t see how it could…

Post # 6
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013 - Home

I don’t see how it could be a bad thing, unless it was a Jerry Springer type thing. I think it would actually help you! It shows you as an ‘expert’ in your field, and that you are a good communicator. I say go for it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yes I think whether this can help you depends on the integrity of the show.

And I would imagine it’s difficult to access someone’s mental health based on a few minutes of seeing them in person, or snippets of them on tape. If you’re in this situation I would just steer clear of diagnosing someone you don’t know or accessing their particular situation (because it could make you look bad if you are not right), and instead use general language when asked a question. For example:

Q. In your professional opinion, could this person have mental health issues?

A.  “Studies have found that patients with alcoholism– are often linked to mental health issues.” Instead of, this person may have mental health issues because that is prevalent among alcoholics.

Post # 10
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I agree with the others–doing the show isn’t necessarily harmful to your potential job, but definitely rehearse ahead of time some generalizations you can use. And maybe, to cover all of your bases, you can find about about liability issues. Will the person/guest you are discussing sign a waiver of some sort? Will you sign an agreement that you are NOT diagnosing, recommending specific treatment, or otherwise acting in a capacity as a professional in a client relationship with the guest. I’m the daughter of a lawyer, so I always think about these things. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think it would be helpful to know more about the agency with which you’re interviewing.  A place that’s big on advocacy and education and might see the interview as a positive, whereas an organization that’s very heavy into serious direct services might be neutral or nonplussed.

Post # 14
2398 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@hilsy85:  Honestly, and I do hate to say this because the show sounds like fun, I would pass.

While it’s possible that it would be seen as a positive, it’s equally likely that it will count against you.  Better safe than sorry.

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