Monthly Archives: October 2012

Patrice & Associates Celebrates Outstanding Achievements at 2012 Annual Conference

Office Owners, Staff Recruiters and Corporate Leadership Team Collaborate to Continue Company’s Position Atop the Hospitality Industry Patrice & Associates recognizes that staying at the top of the hospitality recruiting field will be a bigger challenge than the path it took to get there. With this clear understanding, the company recently brought together all of its stakeholders to share in inspiring and informative meetings, with the sole purpose of cementing Patrice & Associate in its leadership position.   “There’s nothing like bringing the entire Patrice & Associates family together under one roof,” said Patrice Rice, president of Patrice & Associates.…

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Study: Facebook fan engagement surges for restaurants in 3Q

We have found that Facebook is a great way for us to share job openings with candidates in local markets. Franchisees share lots of great information with their Facebook Fans.  Not only has social media changed the way we do business as recruiters, he has definitely impacted the restaurant industry. Starbucks, Chick-fil-A and Taco Bell are among the brands that saw the most fan action, according to a study from Expion The number of people liking and sharing Facebook posts from restaurants saw explosive growth in the third quarter — a result of brands focusing on engagement rather than gaining fans,…

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October 25th – Free Webinar – 6 Questions to Unlock your Potential in an Interview

Date: 10/25/2012 11:00 AM Eastern Time Topic: Six Questions that Unlock Your Potential Date: Thursday, October 25th Time: 11:00 am EST (8:00 am PST, 9:00 am MST, 10:00 am CST) Description: Every job seeker has strengths and weaknesses that surface during their job search. It is often the way you present yourself that differentiates you from your competition. It is important that you continue to improve, learn and unlock your potential. In this Webinar you will learn: • Six Questions that will unlock your potential • How these answers will get you more results in your job search • What…

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Better Results in getting Interviews Scheduled

As a recruiting agency with 23 years of experience, I have found that often it's the "little things" that can make a difference in whether or not you are successful in getting job interviews. If you are not scheduling interviews, there are a few things you can do to obtain better results.  It is important to include a cover letter with your resume whenever possible.  Your cover letter can be customized to fit each opportunity you are pursuing and should never be a form letter.  If you take time to explain why you want to work for this particular company and…

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Getting a Job in the Last Quarter of This Year!

There are five reasons you need to put extra effort and energy behind your job search in the last quarter of this year. REASON ONE: Hiring authorities are motivated to spend their hiring budgets in the last quarter of the year.  If they don’t spend their hiring budgets by the end of the year, their budgets are actually reduced for the coming year.  It is because of this fact that you need to put extra effort into your job search starting TODAY. REASON TWO: Corporate profits are currently at record high levels and many employers surveyed intend to hire before…

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Announcing New Franchisee in Georgia!

New Patrice & Associates Office in Hampton, to Give Local Restaurant Scene a Boost    Demand for Local Eateries Gives Rise to Management Support Business in Hampton HAMPTON, Ga. — Patrice & Associates, the nation’s preeminent hospitality recruiting company, announced today its new Atlanta area office. Opening in Hampton, the new office will meet the growing management needs of restaurants and other related hospitality businesses throughout the region.   Local resident Marcell Ausborn, who has more than 20 years of experience in human resources (HR) management for both government agencies and private sector businesses, launches the Patrice & Associates operations…

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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!