Monthly Archives: June 2012

Smartphone technology gives businesses and consumers payment flexibility

All the new technology allows us, as recruiters, do really get to know our candidates and be available in their time.  We spend a great deal of time texting candidates to schedule appointments, getting quick answers to questions, skyping interviews for the in-person interview.  When I started this business 23 years ago there wasn't even an internet! With smartphones getting smarter, smaller, and speedier all the time, concurrent advances in mobile point-of-sale technology are presenting restaurants with the opportunity to make their POS systems mobile. There are now numerous POS platforms that leverage the iPhone and other mobile devices, including…

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Free Live Webinar – How to Stay Marketable when Unemployed

My goal is not to just help people through our recruiting efforts but to help everyone find a job.  To this end, I have developed a FREE website to help people with all backgrounds find jobs.  Please register on my site at www.patricecareerhelp.com  Free "live" person review your resume Free Webinars on topics that can help you find a job Information on schools for retraining Upcoming Webinar: Topic: How to Stay Marketable When Unemployed Date: Thursday, June 28th Time: 11:00am EST (8:00am PST, 9:00am MST, 10:00am CST) Description: If you have been in a job search for several month or…

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NRA Applauds Passage of Health Care Cost Reduction Act

The National Restaurant Association today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the bipartisan “Health Care Cost Reduction Act of 2012” (H.R. 436), which will lower the cost of health insurance for employers and return some flexibility to the use of Health Spending Accounts (HSAs), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) for restaurant employees and consumers. “On behalf of the nation’s nearly one million restaurants, who employ nearly 13 million Americans, and the millions of guests we serve each day, the National Restaurant Association appreciates the continued efforts of members of Congress to address the affordability…

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Garbanzo to Expand into D.C.-Baltimore Market

Denver-based Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill announced today the company’s expansion into the Washington D.C./Baltimore market. Garbanzo is planning to open five to 10 company-owned locations in this area over the next 12-24 months. “We are very excited to grow the Garbanzo concept to the East Coast and provide our fresh, authentic menu offerings to the D.C. and Baltimore communities,” says Alon Mor, Garbanzo founder, president and CEO. “A hotbed for popular eateries and diverse cuisine, our nation’s capital and surrounding areas provide prime locations for Garbanzo restaurants. With a couple retail sites already identified, we are still exploring other location options…

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Millions of LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online

I came across this today and thought I would warn everyone Millions of LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online by Lance Whiney LinkedIn users could be facing yet another security problem. A user in a Russian forum says that he has hacked and uploaded almost 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords, according to The Verge. Though his claim has yet to be confirmed, Twitter users are already reporting that they've found their hashed LinkedIn passwords on the list, security expert Per Thorsheim said. LinkedIn revealed through its own tweet that it's looking into reports of stolen passwords, and it advised users to stay…

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Cinnabon Spotlights Chocolate-, Cherry-Flavored Items

Cinnabon bakeries are now adding chocolate and cherry flavors to its world famous cinnamon roll and blended beverages. Now through Nov. 3, Chocolate-Covered Minibons, Chocolate-Covered Cherry Chillattas, and Cherry Tangy Chillattas are available at participating bakeries. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to celebrate the Minibon roll’s 25th birthday by showcasing this smaller sweet treat with a disturbingly delicious twist of decadent chocolate,” says Kat Cole, president of Cinnabon. “Adding chocolate and cherry to our fans’ favorite products gives them the alternative to enjoy our unique flavors in different ways.” In addition to the Chocolate-Covered Minibon, Cinnabon is featuring a…

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Starting Salary Comparisons between 2011 and 2012 Grads

As you grab hold of those shiny diplomas this graduation season, you’re probably wondering what the hiring landscape looks like and what salaries are available depending on your major or area of focus.   You’re in luck. The National Association of Colleges and Employers recently released its April 2012 Salary Survey. The survey found that the average starting salary for the Class of 2012 is $44,442, up 6.6 percent when compared with the Class of 2011.   Here’s a list of common academic majors for the Class of 2012, salary comparisons with 2011 and related degrees or occupations with high…

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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