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

  • 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!