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

  • Karen was amazing and very helpful through the interview process with my CEO management opportunity. Karen helped and coached me to prepare myself for the interviews. With Karen's help and my experience I feel that it was a perfect fit for Me.  It's pretty awesome to come back to work in my home town and connect to the community again 2o years later.  It awesome to be close to my family and old friends. I'm happy and proud to say that I'm working for a company that values and cares for there employees. I feel like this is a great opportunity that will open doors for my future. Thank you for your time And big thank you to Karen, she is amazing! Ron G Karen was amazing and very helpful through the interview processChief Experience Officer, BC
  • I am grateful for my experience working with Cara, she was awesome! Always easy to reach via texts, emails and phone. It felt like Cara was on my side and wanted what was best for me. Wrote an amazing resume. She helped set me up with all my interviews, provided interview coaching to help me land the job. She also checked on me completely throughout my whole experience. The best part is how she kept in constant contact with me throughout the process, so I was never left wondering and was very supportive throughout the interview process. I'll definitely highly recommend her in the future! Sincerely, Andrea I am grateful for my experience working with Cara, she was awesome!
  • "I was very lucky to get recruited by Cara and the Patrice and Associates team. From start to finish Cara made me feel like I was the right person for this new step in my career. She was very easy to talk to and brought the best out of me when it came to preparing for my interview. I couldn't have asked for a better person to help with this transition and this great opportunity would never have happened without Cara. Thanks!!" - Chuck A I couldn't have asked for a better person to help with this transition
  • I must say at first I was a little skeptical on what Stephanie was doing with my resume but now after seeing the results I am so glad listened instead of reacting. I will definitely continue with this company and I've already started to recommend Stephanie and what she can and is more than willing to do for each individual.

    Eddie Zepeda I've already started to recommend Stephanie
  • During my 20+ years career in hospitality I had the opportunity to work either directly or indirectly with several recruiting firms and individuals. My most recent job search lead me to Bruce Leininger with Patrice and Associates. Bruce is one of those rare individuals who combines needs of the employer with knowledge and skills of the job seeker. He sees both perspectives, analyses where there is common ground between employer’s culture and applicant’s strengths, then delivers a candid assessment to both parties. Bruce was relentless in pursuit of job opportunities and in finding the “right fit” for my career profile. EVERYTHING that Bruce said and promised in his introduction to me was delivered, and even MORE! Most importantly I truly felt that Bruce was genuine, understanding and caring in regards to my specific needs and goals. As far as I am concerned when it comes to recruiters, there is Bruce and then there’s everyone else. Ned Mirkovic, Hospitality General Manager When it comes to recruiters, there is Bruce and then there’s everyone else.