Monthly Archives: March 2012

Career Advisor – Don’t Focus on Job Titles

It’s important not to focus on job titles when you are conducting your job search.  There are often many different titles for the exact same job and level of responsibility.  Also, don’t be afraid to apply for a job with a new or different title.  Some of the fastest growing fields like environmental, green, energy or IT positions have their own set of job titles.  Many of these new positions could utilize your past experience, education and talents. Focus on the description of the job and the credentials required by each position.  If a job sounds interesting and you have…

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10 Ways to Get Along with Difficult Coworkers

You don’t have to like everyone you work with. And your co-workers don’t have to like you. While it’s great to have friends on the job, this doesn’t always happen. In fact, it’s almost inevitable there will be some people you don’t like or find difficult to get along with and conflicts may arise. Here are some pointers on how to deal with these situations effectively: 1. Always be polite and treat everyone with respect. (You can always disagree, but you needn’t be disagreeable.) 2. If a conflict arises, focus on fixing the problem, not assigning blame. 3. Restrict your…

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Interview Tip – Ask Questions

Your secret weapons during a conversation or interview are the questions you ask to reveal the priorities of the person you are addressing.  Many times an informal conversation is utilized to screen candidates in or out of the interview process.  When you ask questions to determine what is most important to the person, they have an opportunity to focus on their needs and wants, which often makes them like you more.  The end result is that you get screened in! If you are not asked if you have any questions, it is always wise to let the person know you…

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Great Testimonial from a Candidate!

My experience with Patrice & Associates was phenomenal...my experience right from the get go with my recruiter Jeff Firestone was very personable and he was spot on in finding me a company that fit my professional and personal life perfectly. Jeff made the transition to my the next step in my career easy and coached me through every step of the way..... I recommend any one looking to move further in there career to talk to Jeff because even if he doesn't have a position out there that will help you advance your career (most likely he will) he will…

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Hilton Zeroes In On Quick Serves

Hilton Worldwide announced last week that it plans to open 500 new restaurants worldwide in the next three years, with a specific emphasis on quick serves. Up to a quarter of these restaurants will be within the company’s U.S. hotels. QSR spoke to Beth Scott, vice president of food and beverage concepts, about plans for the new stateside restaurants. Why is now the time to be opening new restaurants? For a long time it was “don’t spend,” and now everybody is catching up. Plus we are building new hotels, and third-party restaurant groups are now more interested in hotels as…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • Jonathan Litt was an amazing coach during my job search.

    The thing that stands out to me the most is you can tell he truly cares. He helped me gain self confidence through phone calls and was constantly checking in on me during the interview process. Not only was I able to acquire a great job with the help of Jonathan, but I received incredible insight. He is a very smart guy and is able to effectively explain his thoughts in a simple manner.          

    Thank you so much!

    Jacque J.

    Jonathan Litt was an amazing coach during my job search.
  • Karen Horton is personable, knowledgeable, and was instrumental to my Career Goals.

    Communication and correspondence with her was easy and fast and her feedback always proved very useful during the recruitment process.  With other recruiters I have dealt with in the past, I've usually had the impression that I was merely part of a quota of applications. This was not so with Karen, I am convinced that she had my best interest in mind as well as those of the company she was "hunting" me for.    

    I cannot thank Karen enough for all her assistance in what I am sure will be a long lasting relationship with my new employer.

    Regards,

    Carlos

    Karen Horton is personable, knowledgeable, and was instrumental to my Career Goals.
  • Ross Horton is the definition of what a professional account manager should aspire to be!

    He finds ways to help that best suits his candidate, now that takes passion for helping people! The way that he engages with his clients is truly rare to find. If you have the chance to work with him. Do it!

    Thank you,  Ross Horton and Patrice & Associates!

    Joel Rodriguez

    Ross Horton is the definition of what a professional account manager should aspire to be!
  • Dionne Spriggens is the definition of Dedicated!

    Dionne Spriggens is doing a great job with exceptional service.  Dionne is amazing with her persistence and the positive vibes she brings.  Since I the first time I spoke with her she has been nothing but professional and dedicated.

    I strongly believe that she will be a great asset to Patrice & Associates for many more years to come!

    Best regards

    Bovon L.

    Dionne Spriggens is the definition of Dedicated!
  • Shawn Hoye needs a raise!

    Shawn Hoye went above and beyond in matching me with a position and company that was best suited for me. He is passionate about what he does, and is with you every single step of the way. I would highly recommend Shawn Hoye and Patrice & Associates.          

    Thank you!

    Melissa

    Shawn Hoye needs a raise!