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

  • 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.