Here is a random job generator with over 200 occupations that can be used in the fun Job Interview improv game.
Job Interview is one of several hundred Theatresports games, often played as a fun warm-up or as part of an improv unit in Drama classes. It is a straightforward two-player game where one player (the employer) asks the other player (the prospective employee) questions about their skills for a job. The only problem is, they don’t know the name of the job they are applying for!
The aim of the game is for the interviewee to eventually guess what the job is for which they are interviewing. But, this is not as easy as it sounds, so the interviewer often needs to drop a few clues along the way, through the course of the interview.
Meanwhile, the interviewee must talk about their various skill sets, improvising as they go, and trying to guess the job title.
Job Interview is similar to another Theatresports game, Press Conference. In this game, a celebrity must hold a press conference, and take questions from the media (the class), without actually knowing who they are! Instead of guessing the job being applied for, in Press Conference, the player must guess the name of the celebrity the class has decided they are portraying.
Job Interview is so much more fun if it is not a well-known occupation such as an accountant or receptionist. The stranger or more peculiar the job, the better the game! Whether at school, on camp, or on a fun night with friends, this is one of the great improv games for teens.
Believe it or not, most of the jobs displayed in the random generator, below, are real. Many people just haven’t heard of some of them. These are jobs such as dog surfing instructor, golf ball diver, and chicken hypnotist. You’ll also see a handful of jobs that clearly do not exist, such as a UFO cleaner, an intergalactic zookeeper, and a dream constructor. But there is also a whole bunch of everyday occupations. If you do not know what a job may entail, this is fine, just make it up with educated guesses about duties to be performed and skills required. Have fun!
If you are not sure how to play the Job Interview improv game, read the card below or take a look at the video where the game is played via Zoom.