Monthly Archives: November 2012

Knoxville Newspaper Interviews Local P&A Franchisee

A national hospitality management recruiting firm that works primarily with restaurants has opened an office in Knoxville. The franchise office of Dunkirk, Md.-based Patrice & Associates is among four in the state and 50 across the country that use a shared national database to fill management jobs. Local owner and recruiter Del Wilson, 30, said the company works to help both the candidate looking for a restaurant position and client companies that need to fill jobs. His office will serve Knox and Blount counties. "It's a very transient business. There's a lot of turnover. We're there to help candidates find…

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Considering a Different Target Market for your Job Search

Have you ever felt that you don’t know what you want to be when you grow up and you’re in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s or 60’s?  Technology has eliminated many positions that were prevalent in the past, but technology has also been responsible for creating thousands of new jobs.  If you have been in your job search for over 90 days with little or no results, you may want to consider a different target market.  Now the question becomes – what field do you want to pursue?  Where would you be the happiest?   Many of your skills are transferrable…

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Handling Job Offers Beneath Your Experience

As a career coach I often am asked "What should I do if I am offered a job that is beneath my experience and skills?"   "Do I hold out because the job market is improving or do I accept the job offer and get back to work?"  There are pros and cons to accepting a job at a lower level of responsibility and income.  Hiring authorities understand that this has been a very difficult job market and many people accept a job to earn an income until they can find employment suitable to their experience and skills. The negatives of…

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Your online presence could HELP or HURT your Job Search…

Take a moment this week to review your online presence and what it says about you as a potential employee.  Often pictures or stories about you on your friend’s sites can damage your reputation or hurt your chances of being interviewed or hired.  Many hiring authorities will search your name and research your social media presence before scheduling a job interview.  Most hiring authorities will conduct a thorough search prior to extending a job offer.  It is critical that you understand and utilize privacy settings. Only post pictures or stories that you would share with a potential employer or your…

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Announcing a Knoxville Franchisee!

New Patrice & Associates Office in Knoxville to Give Local Restaurant Scene a Boost    Demand for Local Eateries Gives Rise to Management Support Business Serving Knox and Blount Counties KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Patrice & Associates, the nation’s preeminent hospitality recruiting company, announced today its new Eastern Tennessee office. Opening in Knoxville, the new office will meet the growing management needs of restaurants and other related hospitality businesses throughout Knox and Blount counties.   Local resident Del Wilson launches the Patrice & Associates operations along with the support of the Patrice & Associates home office in Dunkirk, Md. Together, they…

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Hospitality Job Seekers Now Have Help in McDonough GA!

This is an article that was featured in the Henry Daily Herald featuring our new franchisee!  I am thrilled to have a franchisee in Mcdonough Ga! By Jason A. Smith jsmith@henryherald.com Marcell Ausborn is hoping his new Patrice & Associates hospitality recruiting franchise in Hampton will welcome people into a new job. Ausborn opened the firm at 200 Candice Court. He hopes to help find jobs in the hospitality industry for people in Henry, Butts, Spalding, Lamar, Pike, Fayette and Upson counties. “What I’m in the process of doing is targeting a lot of the restaurants in Henry County and…

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What Clients Say About Patrice & Associates

  • I am very grateful to Michael Bickle

    Michael Bickle, from the start gave me the confidence I needed to make the right choice on the next direction in my career path. Life is already stressful, and adding the challenges in finding a new job can be overwhelming with anxiety. Michael Bickle never pressured me into doing anything I was not certain about. He was with me every step of the way. In doing so, I wasn't left with uncertainty.
    To the next journey,
    Roy  D.
    I am very grateful to Michael Bickle
  • I appreciate the support and genuine care I received from Rae Ann Lopardo

    With so many employment opportunities, searching for a new career is a daunting task. She understands the niche work I do and recognized both the stability and work/life balance that I craved. Rae Ann was instrumental in connecting me with an amazing career opportunity! Also she was wonderful in providing updates throughout the interview process.
    Thanks!
    Becky Diaz
    I appreciate the support and genuine care I received from Rae Ann Lopardo
  • Carol Bullock is a lifesaver!

    She is attentive, positive and thorough.  Without her help and guidance I would not be on the wonderful path I am currently. She helped me find a fantastic opportunity and facilitated every aspect from helping me understand my role and the culture of the company to ensuring that correspondence between myself and the company was seamless. I just wish everyone could be as lucky as I was to experience her guidance, candor and overall caring demeanor.         Thank you Carol! J Blake Carol Bullock is a lifesaver!
  • Liz Costa is the BEST!

    Liz Costa is the most knowledgeable, organized, warm and amazing human I have ever encountered.  She brings you the confidence that you need to feel strong and to feel good about yourself.  She has taught me to look at things in a different light that I would of never thought of doing.  I am very grateful for all of her knowledge and help!               Thank You Liz! Ashley Brewley Liz Costa is the BEST!
  • I am grateful to have met Corina and will surely have a professional working relationship with her for years to come!

    Corina Mack was extremely thorough and quick to respond to all of the needs of myself as well as her business client. Her ability to communicate between the 2 of us made the process so quick. Corina was very knowledgeable about the company she was representing and their current team that was in place. Sometimes companies receive an overwhelming amount of applications for positions and Corina’s ability to pre-screen potential candidates surely expedited this businesses needs to fill their role.           Regards, John R. Guyon III I am grateful to have met Corina Mack and will surely have a professional working relationship with her for years to come!