Monthly Archives: June 2009

Patrice and Associates Job Placement Success Story

Patrice and Associates loves to hear back from former candidates who worked with our recruiters. In this entry, David Currier shares his success finding a career in the hospitality and restaurant industry after working with a Patrice and Associates recruiter. Visit our Flickr page, if you would like to see testimonials from other former Patrice and Associates candidates.   “Early this year I was looking for a new position in the restaurant and hospitality industry. I needed to leave my current position to be able to take care of my Mom who had become ill with her second bout of…

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New Partnerships and Military Career Fairs

Patrice & Associates has partnered with VetFran and other organizations specializing in offering a business opportunity to veterans at a reduced rate. In upcoming months, we will be participating in military career fairs and offering seminars on "Be Your Own Boss.” Please come see us! VetFran - Supporting the Cause Growing steadily in popularity, the VetFran Program is supported by nearly 300 of the International Franchise Association's 1,300 plus member franchise systems and has enabled more than 1,000 veterans to acquire franchises. In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs, with which the International Franchise Association has signed an…

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Patrice and Associates to Start Recruiting for Counter Burger

Recently, Patrice and Associates signed on Counter Burger, a California-based restaurant that specializes in custom-built burgers. Counter Burger has more than 20 locations, and plenty Counter Burgers are coming soon at locations across the country. Counter Burger is not your typical burger joint, it has contemporary, industrial décor, new music, beer, wine, cocktails and an innovative burger-building experience. Building a Counter Burger is quite an exciting process, and involves five steps—choosing what kind of burger, cheese, toppings, sauce then bun. The menu is full of tasty, unique burger toppings—from dill pickle chips to grilled pineapple! We’re thrilled to start recruiting…

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Jamba Juice Adds Food to Its Menu

Keeping customers’ wants in mind, Jamba Juice launched its new menu this week. Research showed customers don’t feel a smoothie alone is enough of a meal, and that they want food with their smoothie. The new menu is comprised of healthy flatbreads, salads and wraps. And I must say, these menu items look and sound delicious! The new menu items will first be at 222 stores in California and will be available at all 732 locations within the next year. Jamba stresses the importance of healthy living, so of course, the new menu items have no artificial flavors, preservatives, high-fructose…

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Boston Franchise and Finance Show Recap

Todd Silberhorn, Senior Recruiter and Franchise Sales; Sabrina Ball, Administrative Assistant, and myself attended the Boston Franchise and Finance Show this past weekend. We arrived last Friday to set up our brand new booth display which reflects our new branding.  We met many great people in Boston and hope to partner with some franchisees as the result. It was the first trip to Boston for all of us, so we also made time for sightseeing and fun. We toured the city and got to see all of Boston’s historical sites. We started with a dinner at the oldest restaurant in…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Ms. Ross was great!

    First and foremost, I want to thank Carla Ross for helping me get the opportunity I was looking for. I was looking for a good job back in my home town and she definitely delivered. She was so nice and professional, and she made the process so fast and easy. I also love the fact she checked on me after I got hired.   Shareef Phillips Ms. Ross was great!
  • James was a true professional! 

    From to the first time we spoke, he knew the right questions to ask to help me refine my presentation.  He kept me informed every step of the way of my interview process and followed up after my employment started.  He deserves all my thanks.
    Jeremy Slade
    James was a true professional!
  • Working with David at Patrice and Associates was an excellent experience!

    David is super professional and really took a lot of time to talk with me, get to know what my needs are and match me with the best possible position. I always received speedy replies to any questions I had, and he was always accessible and accommodating to me throughout the process. I highly recommend working with this group for your needs, and would happily work with them in the future should I ever look for new opportunities. Thank you, Johnny Morgan Working with David at Patrice and Associates was an excellent experience!
  • Margo was fantastic!

    Throughout the process, she was able to get and keep me prepared and ready to answer any questions or curveballs that came my way.  I was better prepared during this interview process than I have ever been before.  A normally stressful process was made less so thanks to Margo.  She was the one that initially brought the opportunity to my attention and was there every step of the way to ensure I was successful.
    Thank you,
    Adam Saia
    Margo was fantastic!
  • I would like to say thank you for this great opportunity and helping me with the next mile stone on my career path.

    At first when I received the email I was uncertain that this would work. Upon talking to Michelle I discovered that not only was she really nice, but also quite resourceful. I started the process on a Tuesday and literally one week later I was offered a job on the spot, thanks to all of her assistance. We talked and I was able to be open with her.  She was able to put me in the mindset of my now area manager to go over what to say and do, and what to leave out during the interview. We went over resumes and she showed me how to improve mine so that I stood out. Overall if I ever had to do this again I would gladly work with Michelle but I’m secure in my career path.  Thanks again to Patrice and Associates, and Michelle! Keyona Ellis