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

  • David Hotovy was amazing in every way possible. 

    First off, I would like to say Thank you for all the support and help landing a spot for me.  We kept in contact everyday whether we were talking about family or work.  Even after the prospected new job kept us hanging, after we thought we landed it, he was there to make sure my mind was still right.  I actually want to work with him and the company now lol.  He stayed focused on finding me a spot and telling me that I have everything companies need.  To his Boss as well, to going to bat for me. I feel I made a new friend.  I don't know if there is anymore that I can say, I would love to do more for the company so your whole team is recognized.  I deal with businesses and customers a lot and this was by far the best customer experience I've ever had!  I thought I was the best!! If there is anything I can do for David and your company let me know.
    Cheers,
    Steven King
    David Hotovy was amazing in every way possible
  • Colleen Casey went above and beyond. 

    Colleen Casey of Patrice & Associates helped me obtain a Payroll position.  She helped build my confidence and mentored me through the interview process.  In my past career searches I have worked with other career agencies and never experienced the service I received working with Colleen.  She became my mentor with building up my confidence and how to go about interviewing for the company I have accepted my current position.  I would recommend the company, but would definitely tell anyone to contact Colleen if they are looking for a new position in the future.

    Thank you,

    Dorinda Sperry

    Colleen Casey went above and beyond
  • Corina Mack was wonderful to work with. 

    She was easy to speak with during the interview process and gave helpful tips. She was diligent with her follow-ups and very responsive to my calls/emails.  I would absolutely work with Corina again!
    Thank you!
    Amanda
    Corina Mack was wonderful to work with
  • Darryl is my Coach Angel. I'm very thankful to have been reached out to for this job.  At the same time I received the call I was just listening to something and then I received the call from Darryl and things were answered.  I'm even receiving more money than my last management job ( WOW ).  Thanks again, you all changed the game for me.           Sincerely, RASHEDA KEITH Darryl is my Coach Angel
  • Corina Mack was amazing!  

    She communicated well throughout the interview process and understood my goals and expectations of the job position.  She did a great job of connecting me to what the company was looking for in the VP of Operations position.  This gave me ability to be well prepared for my interviews.   Not only would I recommend Corina, but planning on using her in my new role to continue to staff accordingly.
    Thank you,
    Pete Hodges
    Corina Mack was amazing!