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

  • Allison Sullivan was amazing! 

    She found my resume online and reached out to me. I had been in the market looking for the right next step in my career for several months and had been receiving calls daily from different recruiters so I didn’t expect anything magical to occur overnight. Allison called me, we chatted quickly about my work experience and she advised me she thought I’d be perfect for a client she was working with….and literally the next day I got a call for an interview with the client. The day after the interview, I was immediately offered a position consulting on insurance claim management. Allison was checking in with me each step of the way and made the transition from unemployed to working at a career I’m excited about in no time at all! I cannot thank her and Patrice & Associates enough for all their help!  

    ~ Shane Laughran

    Allison Sullivan was amazing!
  • I am very thankful for Liz Costa.

    She was kind, informative, and very encouraging during the process of applying, interviewing, and finally accepting the position once it was offered to me. I have worked with several recruiters before and Liz was the most friendly and professional at the same time. She made me feel comfortable and also made me feel confident during the interview process. After only a few weeks, I now consider Liz a friend and would certainly recommend her to anyone who is in the looking in the labor market. Thank you Liz, I appreciate you as a person and a professional.

    ~Brent

    I am very thankful for Liz Costa
  • Jonathan Litt set me up for success!

    I am truly excited to start this new journey at this restaurant. I can honestly say I don't think I would have been able to pull this off without Jonathan Litt's help. He was more than professional but at the same time he was authentic and explained everything I needed to do to make things work. He definitely set me up for success. My confidence level wasn't what it used to be, but with his help he made me believe in myself. He encouraged me and believed in me as well. I will never forget his efforts. My appreciation for his work and dedication will always be remembered. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for allowing me to be a part of this process. I am forever grateful.

    Thank you again,

    Latifah Walker

    Jonathan Litt set me up for success!
  • Recruitment & Hiring for Sales Jobs - Patrice & AssociatesRick Weaver is a pleasure to work with!

    Very helpful and professional! Goes out of his way for people!          

    Thank you for all you do!

    Ken M.

    Rick Weaver is a pleasure to work with!
  • Rick Weaver is great!

    I love it at my new career and picture my future here. Rick was awesome in helping me choose where I need to be and how I had to get there. It took a lot of interviews and me turning jobs down because it wasn’t a fit for me. At my new career I’m in the right place!  

    Thank you,

    Shaunte

    Rick Weaver is great!