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Green Jobs 2.0

By Roy Notowitz

Lately, the mythical silver bullet for our ailing economy has taken on an emerald hue. While “green jobs” have been heralded as a source of employment, the true complexities of “eco” are just starting to take shape. As you read this, the outdoor apparel and footwear industry is in the midst of a major collaboration to measure, define, and refine each stage of the design, manufacturing, and delivery process. The result –and consequential shift- promises…


Added by Roy Notowitz on December 2, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Think Global, Recruit Local.

“Eat locally produced food.”

“Support the local economy.”

“Recruit from your local talent pool.”

While ‘my’ eccentric Portland may actively embody the first two statements, it -along with the rest of the country- could still benefit from the third. Aside from the associated warm-n-fuzzy feelings, the slew of advantages from hiring locally just makes good…


Added by Roy Notowitz on September 27, 2010 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Five Ways to Boost Your Career at a Trade Show

Woe for those who rely on job boards and advertisements to advance their careers. The cold truth is that most job vacancies are filled by word-of-mouth referrals and established relationships.

If you are ready to cultivate job opportunities rather than idly wait for them, take a look at trade shows. You will have to be on your game in this high-energy arena. Whether you’re actively looking for change or just flirting with the idea, these tips will help you attract the attention and earn…


Added by Roy Notowitz on August 22, 2010 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Brave Hiring: No Guts, No Glory

What does BP's ongoing disaster in the Gulf of Mexico have to do with your hiring practices? More than you may think.

Last month, five international oil companies were chastised by the US Congress for having near identical spill-response plans. Putting aside questions of negligence and complacency, this tragedy highlights the risk of only hiring from a talent pool with…

Added by Roy Notowitz on July 20, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Survey Results: Job Search Success Points to People You Know

A recent job search success survey conducted by Notogroup was giving to 75 professionals across all job disciplines. Approximately half of those surveyed were unemployed and the remaining half had successfully landed a new job in the past 24 months. 68% of survey…


Added by Roy Notowitz on July 13, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Are Entrepreneurs Unemployable?

A recent New York Times article entitled “Economy to Entrepreneurs: Turn Back” (September 13, 2008) written by Julie Bick stated that “Amid the current economic turmoil, many entrepreneurs… and small-business are debating whether it makes sense to seek safety in the corporate life — and deciding that it does.” In the first two quarters of 2008, there were roughly 18,500 business bankruptcies, according to Dr. Chad Moutray, chief economist of the federal Small Business Administration. As an… Continue

Added by Roy Notowitz on September 17, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

Deal or No Deal: Getting Top Talent to Accept Your Offer

By Roy Notowitz, Managing Director, Notogroup

The TV show "Deal or No Deal" is a game of chance, but ensuring that your finalist candidates accept your offer does not have to have the same odds. Achieving a stellar track record of “offer acceptance” requires market knowledge, proactive communication, and attention to detail.

Here are some tips for getting to yes:

1. Do not assume strong interest

I have heard numerous stories of companies delaying a hiring…


Added by Roy Notowitz on June 2, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Last Recruiter Standing

The title of today’s post is a reference to the Reality TV Show “The Last Comic Standing”. As a professional talent scout, I am enthralled with any reality show that has to do with the talent selection process. I get hooked on the suspense of determining the “cream of the crop”. There are several interesting aspects to the format of these shows that are applicable to the hiring process.

They start by casting a large net

As painful as it is to generate a big… Continue

Added by Roy Notowitz on June 1, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments


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