Monthly Archives: April 2010

Patrice & Associates April Class Graduates!

Our April class graduates! This is an amazing group of people. P&A is so lucky to partner with such talented people who are dedicated to helping people find jobs and help our clients staff their locations with great managers. From left to right is Allison from Dallas, Daiana from Chattanooga, Stephanie from Lansing, John from Virginia Beach, PJ from Raleigh, Lorie from CT, John - P&A VPO, Trina from Tulsa, John from Ft. Wayne, Ron from Tulsa, Steve from Dallas. Our training program is extensive and truly sets people up for success. With virtual classroom training, followed by a week…

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The Biggest McDonald’s in the World!

Recruiting services are needed worldwide!  I wonder how many managers they hire to work at this McDonalds?   

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Ricky gets a new job at the Atlanta Airport!

I would like to thank Patrice and Associates, and most of all Mark  Brunelli, for their services. It was Mark who worked hard to open doors and  gave me great preparation tools for the interview.  I am forever so  grateful.  I was scared I was going to be a product of this economy and it  was Mark who begged to differ.  He and Patrice and Associates made my  career advance to the next level.  I would like to thank you.  For  everyone reading this, if you don't try this service you will be not only losing  out on your next…

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Investigating Online Reputations

A new survey of hiring managers and recruiters worldwide finds some interesting differences in the way online searches of job candidates take place in various countries. In addition, the study found some gender differences as well as differences in perception between HR professionals and consumers who post online.   Below is an article written by Michael O'Brien of the Human Resource Executive Online.  I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to contribute to the article.      The report highlights a growing concern that there is not enough governance in place to keep organizations protected from possible claims of…

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Outback, home of Bloomin’ Onion, to offer lean meals, too

Outback Steakhouse's parent company will debut some low-calorie entrees as part of its effort to make it through what could be a rocky 2010. That was one of the announcements OSI Restaurant Partners of Tampa made during a conference call with investors and securities analysts Wednesday morning. In discussing its 2009 financial results, the company also announced that it lost about $54 million last year, a rough period for casual-dining restaurants nationwide. On a positive note, sales seem to be rebounding in the last few months as more people venture back into restaurants, the company said. On Wednesday, new Chief Executive…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • 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
  • Duke was always available. There were several times I made unscheduled calls and texts, and he always had time for me. 

    I am grateful to have worked with Duke Witte during my search for employment. When I heard the word recruiter, I immediately put my guard up, but it quickly came down. Duke proved himself immediately as being in my corner, and that he had my best interests at heart. I explained to Duke upfront what’s important to me, my beliefs, and my interests. I was able to speak to Duke openly and comfortably. I’m a very private person, and Duke made me very comfortable by explaining his confidentiality process between prospect and recruiter. It has been awhile since I’ve had to look for work and be interviewed. I requested a mock interview with Duke, and it helped me. I don’t think the most highly of myself at times, and Duke strongly helped me build my confidence. My original resume I created read more as a detailed portfolio and Duke rearranged things in a way that would give me opportunity to speak on my skills and abilities. He explained that the resume is my golden ticket to getting the interview, and the interview is where I sell myself and share the details that I had in my original resume. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Duke during this process, and he is a strong advocate for those needing work. I will be referring him anytime I am able. Elliott Gray Duke was always available. There were several times I made unscheduled calls and texts, and he always had time for me. 
  • Jodi Furraitti at Patrice & Associates is absolutely fabulous!

      I could tell immediately that she loves what she does for her clients and really gets to know them in depth. I had been searching for my next career path for several months and then the Covid-19 debacle happened. No one was hiring. I had posted my resume on Indeed and that’s where Jodi found me. She does her homework and even answered emails, texts and calls both day and night, and even on weekends. The whole process was quick, professional and only took one interview for me to secure a General Manager role at a luxury motorcoach resort. Jodi is a great asset to Patrice & Associates, and with this being my first experience working with a recruiter, I am highly impressed. Well done! Carolyn Masten Jodi Furraitti at Patrice & Associates is absolutely fabulous!
  • I don’t have enough great things to say about Clint Carpenter!

    His continued support and insight have been invaluable.  He hit the ground running by asking the tough questions, managing expectations, and providing the essential motivation needed to get me across the finish line.  Clint Carpenter has the dynamic leadership and mentorship qualities that can transform a candidate‘s potential into reality.  I’m overwhelmingly impressed by his integrity, candor, and tenacity.  He has a genuine compassion and empathy that is unparalleled.  My family and I can’t express the absolute gratitude we have for Clint as he truly changed our lives forever. Thank you! Mitch Johnson I don’t have enough great things to say about Clint Carpenter!