Monthly Archives: September 2009

Show Enthusiasm during your Interview

Everyone likes the feeling of being wanted. Show enthusiasm! Don’t appear to be what we in the business call a “shopper” or a “tire kicker”. The “What can you do for me?” approach to interviewing, even in this full-employment economy, gets you a quick exit to the front door. (Sometimes the back door, if you’re particularly offensive). Always make certain that the company with which you are interviewing feels like they are your first choice, no matter what other companies are involved in your job search. Be certain you have researched their website, have recently eaten in their restaurant and…

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Jobs for Restaurant Managers week ending 9/11/09

Check the Job Openings on our website for a complete listing of the 237 newest positions that became available this week. Casual dining restaurant manager needed in Palm Bay FL for large local concept. Major national corporate chains needs senior level casual dining restaurant managers in Indianapolis, In; Taunton and North Attleboro, MA. Huge national fast food chain needs Area Supervisors  throughout NNJ, Eastern PA and CT. Base salary to $75K, plus car allowance, laptop, cell phone and bonus. Seafood casual concept needs restaurant manager in Durham, NC and South Lake TX. Corporate casual restaurant chains needs restaurant managers in…

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More Consumers Plan to Increase Restaurant Spending

  Despite another jump in the national unemployment rate and conflicting economic indicators released last month, a new survey shows that consumers' plans to spend at restaurants are only improving as confidence in the economy grows.   Looking out over the next 90 days, 16 percent of respondents said they planned to spend more on dining out, up from the 13 percent in May and just 8 percent in February who responded similarly. A reduced 33 percent of respondents said they planned to spend less on dining out during the next 90 days, down from 39 percent in May and 50…

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Preparing for the Interview

Your recruiter can help you with many aspects of preparing for your management interview. As restaurant management recruiters we know the requirements of each position, the interview process you can expect, and we are there to coach and provide you feedback throughout the process. When preparing for an interview, you want to thoroughly discuss the position and company with your recruiter. Investigate the corporate website to be familiar with the opportunities available for growth. If you are required to test or apply on-line, make sure you thoroughly read and understand all instructions. Allow yourself plenty of time in a quiet…

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Jobs for Restaurant Managers Week Ending 9/6/09

Check the Job Openings on our website for a complete listing of the 124 newest positions that became available this week. Assistant restaurant manager needed in Huntsville, TX for full service corporate chain. Salary to $60K. Casual dining restaurant assistant manager needed in Manassas, VA. Salary to $50K. 2 assistant restaurant managers needed in Kerrville, TX for buffet concept. Salary to $60K. Restaurant manager needed for southwest concept in Bellefontaine, OH. Salary to $40K. Casual dining restaurant manager needed in popular new concept in Richmond, VA. Salary to $45K. Largest casual dining concept needs restaurant managers in Birmingham and Huntsville,…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • I must say at first I was a little skeptical on what Stephanie was doing with my resume but now after seeing the results I am so glad listened instead of reacting. I will definitely continue with this company and I've already started to recommend Stephanie and what she can and is more than willing to do for each individual.

    Eddie Zepeda I've already started to recommend Stephanie
  • During my 20+ years career in hospitality I had the opportunity to work either directly or indirectly with several recruiting firms and individuals. My most recent job search lead me to Bruce Leininger with Patrice and Associates. Bruce is one of those rare individuals who combines needs of the employer with knowledge and skills of the job seeker. He sees both perspectives, analyses where there is common ground between employer’s culture and applicant’s strengths, then delivers a candid assessment to both parties. Bruce was relentless in pursuit of job opportunities and in finding the “right fit” for my career profile. EVERYTHING that Bruce said and promised in his introduction to me was delivered, and even MORE! Most importantly I truly felt that Bruce was genuine, understanding and caring in regards to my specific needs and goals. As far as I am concerned when it comes to recruiters, there is Bruce and then there’s everyone else. Ned Mirkovic, Hospitality General Manager When it comes to recruiters, there is Bruce and then there’s everyone else.
  • Let me just say, Thank you Karl. You have been the best recruiter I have ever worked with by far. I was completely impressed with your professionalism, you took the time to get to know me and my work history. After recent experiences with other recruiters you made me feel like a candidate that is capable of my skills and knowledge within my field.

    I would suggest Karl to any of my colleagues looking to move on to bigger and better positions.

    Laurie Estes You have been the best recruiter I have ever worked with!
  • I would like to say that I am grateful for my experience working with Alicia Terrell and I  highly recommend her service. I asked for her help after she found a management position for my husband in the restaurant industry at a company that values their employees, and she has now done the same for me with another brand. I am moved by her passion, kindness, and tenacity in finding the right career choice for me. When I started working with her, she took the time to listen to what’s important to me in a brand, my experience, and my goals, and found a great fit. She helped make my transition out of my previous job smooth and went above and beyond to be available and answer my questions, giving me insight during that process as well. Because of her willingness to provide quality instead of just a quick fix, I feel like I have already found a home within the Chicken Salad Chick brand and I am excited for the growth and opportunity that lies ahead for me. I wouldn’t have been as prepared or sure of this being a step in the right direction without her knowledge and passion. Thank you! Alicia helps another person find a job!
  • I'm quite happy to testify on Mike's behalf!  Mike did a fantastic job finding a new home for me, finding a company with the right feel...and the right benefits.  His experience in the industry allowed him to give me resume guidance that helped market myself to prospective employers.  Once I had their attention he provided interview coaching to help me land the job.  The best part is how he kept in constant contact with me throughout the process, so I was never left wondering.  I'll definitely recommend him in the future, and in fact I've already passed along a friend's resume! Mike did a fantastic job finding a new home for me.
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