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Meet Betsy

Meet Betsy

Betsy joins the JBCStyle team as an outdoor and active lifestyle recruiter.  She was recently featured in SNEWS’ “Who’s On the Move” section:

JBCStyle, a full-service staffing agency with a focus on the fashion industry in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orange County, hired Betsy Curtin as the company’s new recruiting manager for its Outdoor/Active Lifestyle group. Curtin was the founder of Plum [a retained search firm - specializing in the sport & outdoor industries].

Get to know her:

Name: betsy curtin

Title: recruiting manager: outdoor and active lifestyle

Location: Scranton, PA [Insert joke about NBC’s series The Office HERE]

Recruiting specialty: Outdoor Industries – product creation (apparel, footwear, equipment), merchandising, product management, category management, product development, marketing and sales.


I became a recruiter because… it felt right. In college I worked in career services helping my peers find jobs, and I was happy to parlay that into an actual career.

Favorite designer/label: Patagonia – keeps me warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Celebrity crush: Anthony Bourdain.

Favorite place in Scranton: One of our coffee shops.

Interview horror story: So many to tell! I’ve had candidates:

• Show up with their hair dyed with shoe polish

• Arrive drunk for a 9am interview

• Answer a cell phone in the middle of an interview

• Take off shoes during the interview

• Chew gum obnoxiously

• Answer questions with, “I’d rather not talk about my last job.”

Best interview tip: When the interviewer asks, “do you have any questions for me,” ask one.

Favorite accessory: My phone. Is that less accessory and more necessity?

If I could be an animal I would be … I wouldn’t be an animal. I feel this is a trick question for you to examine my psyche.

Dream vacation: Haleiwa, Hawaii. I’d love to spend 12 months and feel like a local.

Sweet or salty: salty.

In my spare time I… try to find a quiet place to recharge.

Fashion or Beauty Tip: Wear sunscreen every single day.

Favorite item in my closet: My Sanuk Sidewalk Surfers.

Restaurant I would recommend: Scranton: Aurants. Portland: Pok Pok. NYC: Pok Pok.

Favorite music artist/band: I truly do not have one.

Favorite quote: “If it’s not a good time, it will be a good story.” [my sister in law]