Ryan Kahn (born November 10, 1977), known as a career coach and television personality. Ryan Kahn is founder of The Hired Group, author of Hired! The Guide for the Recent Grad, and star of Hired on MTV Networks.[2][3][4]

Early life

Kahn, a Southern California native from Newport Coast, graduated with an undergraduate degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He continued his education with a focus degree in Music Business from UCLA’s Entertainment Studies program.


While attending UCLA, Ryan interned for such entertainment powerhouses as The Firm, Inc., DC Management, and then Warner Music Group, where he was hired to work with some of music’s greats.

His success in garnering internships and passion for helping others[5] led him to guest speaking spots at UCLA’s entertainment courses to discuss “How to Break into the Business.” Kahn continued advising young professionals by utilizing his extensive network to place hundreds of students in "dream opportunities".[6][7]

Currently Ryan applies his experience as a Career Coach, Recruiter, Internship Coordinator and Founder of The Hired Group.[8][9][10]

Personal life

As an avid music fan, Ryan spends his free time playing bass in a Los Angeles based band, The Night Riders which has headlined on Hollywood’s world famous Sunset Strip. And, to help support and inspire the next generation of musicians, he founded Rock Start, a charity that donates musical instruments to children in need.


MTV's Hired'


The Night Riders, My Favorite Color is Blonde, lead bass and vocals (2010)

Elevation, Mystery of Sound, lead bass and vocals (2004)

Surefire, Self Titled, lead bass and vocals (2001)

Chewbacca and Friends, Self Titled, lead guitar (1996)

Charity work

Founder of Rock Start (2009)

Published works

Hired! The Guide for the Recent Grad