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

  • Delanie is definitely someone who can open doors to growth and future. Her commitment and passion speaks louder than words. She made sure there was constant communication and that I always was ready, well prepared and taken care of also. Not only did I enjoy working with her, but she has also created a new world of opportunities. Her work ethics, commitment, connections and knowledge takes a person to another level of betterment and understanding success. Delanie is DEFINITELY someone to keep, respect and appreciate because she makes sure to give you the same in return. She is a guardian Angel!
    Thank you. Respectfully, Anita M
    Delanie is a guardian Angel! 
  • Delanie was fantastic. Everything was smooth and she is fun, she is available and she has great energy. Giorgio Riccobono Delanie was fantastic.
  • Delanie was very professional and understanding during the whole process. She was always available when needed, also walk me through all steps to make sure I was ready for interviews and calls. Giovani Varela Delanie was very professional and understanding during the whole process. 
  • Clint reached out to me at my work one day and he was so passionate,so professional and very helpful. He helped me put together a very solid strong resume based on my experience and my likes. I’m very happy he reached out, very happy to work with him and now I will soon be part of a great company that I see my future been amazing in this industry. Thanks again Clint I will always be happy I chose this company. You made everything much better and much easier for me. Jessy Benitez Thanks again Clint
  • I received a call from Clint, after he introduced himself he told me about a job he thought I would be perfect for. A franchise of the company I had previously worked for. What he was about to find out was I interviewed with them and tanked it. Yes, I tanked an interview with a company I spent 9 years working for. You have to understand I've only had 2 jobs in 20 years so and I was nervous and wasn’t sure what to expect, I also thought my work experience with the company would be doing some of the talking for me. Clint said he would be in touch if anything came up. I thought that was the end of it. A few days later he called and helped me rewrite my resume to get the best of what I did that I didn’t think was that important onto paper. He called with another opportunity and set up the interview. Clint didn’t just set up an interview, he called the day before and spent an hour of his time prepping me for it. We went over the list of questions he sent that he thought would be asked and questions I should ask. I was more relaxed and the interview went well. I got a call 3 days later after they finished up the rest of the interviews and was offered the job. I called Clint and told him the good news, and that he wouldn’t have to deal with me anymore. Instead I was told he would be there throughout my training and the transition into the position. It’s awesome to know that someone is there to talk to if needed.  I truly believe I got the job because of Clint. I know I did on my merits but Clint was a huge help. Who would have thought one and done. I would recommend Clint Carpenter and Patrice and Associates to anyone.   Bethanne Volz
    I would recommend Clint Carpenter and Patrice and Associates to anyone.