Monthly Archives: March 2010

Finding a Job IS a Job

No matter what level of position you are seeking, there are certain tips that are universal. Looking for that next career move today is more complicated than in the past. One would think that all the new technology of today would make finding a job easier - quite the contrary. The world of the internet has changed all the rules. Job seekers today have to realize that what's on the web could have a direct correlation not only to whether or not they get a job, but whether or not they get that first call for an interview. If you are looking…

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My Job Sucks Contest Winner Cruises to the Bahamas!

Nancy K'ian, of Port Charlotte FL,  is the winner of our recent  My Job Sucks contest!  Nancy has won a 5 day cruise for two to the Bahamas and is checking her calendar now! Why Nancy says  Her Job Sucks: "I am a bookkeeper for a small insurance office.  My boss has gotten into the habit of asking me to hand-wash and pat dry his toupee. He has a body odor that stinks like rotting fish.  Even the phones are impregnated with his bad breath. Since he lost his driver's licence, I have to drive him to meetings while he boozes…

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Lettuce Entertain You expands portfolio

Day after day we are seeing articles about the restaurant industry expanding. It is truly a sign the economy is starting to level off. Prolific multiconcept operator Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises opened two Mexican concepts in Las Vegas on Thursday, a week after debuting its latest Chicago restaurant, M Burger.  Located at the Fashion Show Mall on the Las Vegas Strip, El Segundo Sol Taqueria and Margarita Bar serves Mexican fare and offers a wide selection of beer and margaritas. The concept also features a private tequila tasting lounge. Directly in front of El Segundo Sol sits Street Taco, a…

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Darden sees potential for 1,000 more units

It's nice to see yet another article about the hospitality industry turning around. The hospitality industry impacts so many jobs at so many levels from the actual restaurant managers and workers, to vendors and their sales reps, to uniform companies and janitorial supply companies. People do not think about the ripple effect of a restaurant closing because people stop supporting their local establishments. Darden Restaurants Inc. president and chief operating officer Andrew Madsen laid out a plan last week that calls for more growth for the casual-dining company, to the tune of more than 1,000 additional units. During a fast-paced luncheon…

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Check Out The Secret McMenu Item That’s Sweeping San Francisco, The Mc10:35

Derek was doing research on the internet and stumbled upon a McDonald's secret menu item that can only be ordered during the changeover from breakfast to the standard menu. The Mc10:35 is the unholy but oh-so-hot union between the McDouble and Egg McMuffin. He found a story about a guy that heard from a cashier about Mc10:35 at one of the local McDonald's. He said it's getting kind of a cult following in San Francisco. For you to be able to try this sandwich: 1. Go to McD's right when they are transitioning from breakfast to lunch. 2. Order one…

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McDonald’s tests $1.99 oatmeal

McDonald’s is bolstering its breakfast lineup with tests of oatmeal, an item that has proved popular in the morning at rival chains. The Fruit & Maple Oatmeal, which includes brown sugar, apples, raisins, cranberries and a touch of cream, is being sold all day in McDonald's restaurants in Northern California, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. A company spokeswoman said the oatmeal has been "well-received by customers," but no decisions have been made about rolling out the item nationally. The trial comes as oatmeal has proven its value as a popular item for the morning daypart, especially at drink specialists looking to…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Amy is genuine, honest and has a passion for what she does.

    Amy contacted me in a time where I was unhappy where I was but wasn’t doing anything to change it. She was very informative and if she didn’t have the information at hand, she got it. She revamped an old resume making it more about achievements than responsibilities. She coached me on interview tactics before multiple interviews and was there to talk about them afterwards. Every conversation we had felt more like a friendship than business. She is genuine, honest and has a passion for what she does. She also helped boost my confidence through the entire interview progress. Whatever she is doing, she must be doing it right because I got the job! Thanks Amy for a life changing experience.
    Sincerely,
    Shawn Ware
    Amy is genuine, honest and has a passion for what she does.
  • I really appreciate Tim for all his handwork and consistency.

    He saw a lot of potential in me which allowed me to apply for a higher position than I had first intended. Although the process wasn't easy he was still very honest and trustworthy. I am very grateful to have received his guidance. I really appreciate Tim for all his handwork and consistency.
  • I want to thank Tim...

    ...for all the time he spent helping me acquire my new career. He has helped by assisting me with redesigning my resume and keeping in contact with me throughout the entire process.  His actions showed that he really cared and wanted the best for me. Thanks again, Dominic Almanza I want to thank Tim
  • I would 100% recommend Ross

    I cannot begin to thank Ross and Karen enough! without the two of them I wouldn't have even known about the position! The interview process was quick, easy and simple. After only a short week I was in a position I knew I was going to love forever and it was all thanks to them! Ross has been so good about following up with me even after being hired, asking how my experience has been, what hours I'm working etc. and to top it all off Ross even sent me a gift card thanking me for working with him. I would 100% recommend Ross to anyone looking for a career in the industry!
    Cheers,
    Bayley Ferreira
    I would 100% recommend Ross
  • I had the pleasure of working with Doug Lockwood

    Doug was extremely professional and was very easy to work with. He was quick to respond, made himself available anytime I had a question, and was always checking in through the entire process. He coached me through the interview process by sending over necessary documents to read over on my own time, giving pointers on the phone, and talking through details. You can tell Doug cares for each person he works with. Even after getting the job, he is still checking in to see how things are going and making sure all is going well. I would recommend Doug to anyone when looking to start their career or looking for a career change. He was a great resource to have when needed.
    Thanks,
    Tony
    I had the pleasure of working with Doug Lockwood