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Hydrolife Magazine February/March 2017 (USA Edition)

It is amazing how an event from almost 20 years ago can remain fresh in the mind. It certainly doesn’t seem that long ago that Canadian Ross Rebagliati rocketed down Nagano’s Olympic giant slalom snowboard course, ripping through the finish line to claim the first-ever Olympic men’s snowboarding gold medal despite starting the final run in eighth position. Since then, Rebagliati has become a cultural phenomenon and advocate of marijuana use, and it is no coincidence that since that foggy day on Mount Yakebitai near Nagano, how we perceive the use of marijuana in society has changed for the better. Hydrolife recently caught up with Rebagliati to talk about Nagano, his thoughts on marijuana, and the launch of Ross’ Gold.

It is amazing how an event from almost 20 years ago can remain fresh in the mind. It certainly doesn’t seem that long ago that Canadian Ross Rebagliati rocketed down Nagano’s Olympic giant slalom snowboard course, ripping through the finish line to claim the first-ever Olympic men’s snowboarding gold medal despite starting the final run in eighth position. Since then, Rebagliati has become a cultural phenomenon and advocate of marijuana
use, and it is no coincidence that since that foggy day on Mount Yakebitai near Nagano, how we perceive the use of marijuana in society has changed for the better. Hydrolife recently caught up with Rebagliati to talk about Nagano, his thoughts on marijuana, and the launch of Ross’ Gold.

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grow<br />

EXPERIENCED<br />

GROWERS NEED<br />

by Kent Gruetzmacher<br />

ONLY APPLY:<br />

Translating Your<br />

Personal Cannabis<br />

Growing into<br />

Resume Format<br />

In decades past, the<br />

prospect of including<br />

your home growing<br />

experience on a<br />

resume was a fantasy,<br />

afterthought, or simple<br />

impossibility. However,<br />

times are a-changing.<br />

Here’s a guide on how to<br />

interpret your personal<br />

cannabis cultivations and<br />

previous work experience<br />

into language you can<br />

use to land a job.<br />

THE ERA OF THE MODERN<br />

PROFESSIONAL GROWER<br />

HAS ARRIVED<br />

Instead of remaining a secretive<br />

enterprise, cannabis cultivation<br />

is rapidly transforming into a<br />

legitimate and respected profession.<br />

Knowledgeable, disciplined, and<br />

versatile cannabis growers are highly<br />

pursued assets in the contemporary<br />

business world. Of course, cultivators<br />

ready to make the transition into<br />

hydroponic and cannabis industries<br />

require a solid resume to gain these<br />

employment opportunities.<br />

COMPETENCY-BASED<br />

HIRING AND RECRUITING<br />

When crafting a resume for a legitimate<br />

cannabis business, applicants can<br />

use the competency-based model of<br />

hiring and recruiting to generate an<br />

informative and up-to-date document.<br />

Instead of focusing on previous<br />

employment, this model highlights<br />

skills and knowledge obtained through<br />

practical experience—even if that<br />

experience was underground cannabis<br />

growing. For example, a familiarity<br />

with regulating climactic fluctuations<br />

in a greenhouse environment would be<br />

considered an occupational competency.<br />

This model also allows applicants<br />

to highlight behaviors that would<br />

contribute to success in the workplace.<br />

HOME GROWING<br />

IN RESUME FORMAT<br />

Constructing an informative resume<br />

for the hydroponic and cannabis<br />

industry is a different process than<br />

building a traditional resume. After<br />

all, this is a novel job market and<br />

most candidates do not have formal,<br />

commercial, cannabis growing<br />

work experience. As a result, hiring<br />

companies are most attracted<br />

to candidates who explain their<br />

cultivation talents effectively.<br />

Cannabis growers should be<br />

as specific as possible in their<br />

resumes to highlight applicable<br />

skill sets for any given position.<br />

This is because, according to the<br />

competency-based model, potential<br />

employers are most interested in<br />

specific previous actions that are<br />

applicable to future occupations<br />

and endeavors. For example, an<br />

experienced greenhouse cultivator<br />

interested in acquiring a head<br />

grower position in a commercial<br />

greenhouse setting should show that<br />

he or she has competent, in-depth<br />

knowledge concerning pest control.<br />

To elaborate, that he or she knows<br />

pest control in a cannabis garden<br />

involves both the foresight to avoid<br />

potential problems in the operation<br />

with sanitation, as well as the ability<br />

to effectively solve issues as they<br />

arise with effective spraying.<br />

20<br />

grow. heal. live. enjoy.<br />

myhydrolife.com

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