Monthly Archives: January 2013

Meatball Obsession!

Who doesn't love meatballs?  What a great concept - I'm seeing one on every corner in the near future.  Below is the scoop on the company. At Daniel Mancini’s walk-up window in Manhattan, the meatball bypasses its traditional role as pasta accessory and takes a shot at full-fledged stardom. Since opening Meatball Obsession last April, Mancini’s 225-square-foot shop has dazzled thousands with artisan-made meatballs served in a cup (yes, a cup). Based on the original family recipe from Mancini’s grandma Anna, the 2.5-ounce meatballs are beef, pork, or turkey and are served with 3 ounces of homemade Italian plum tomato…

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Tasti D-Lite is on the move!

Since the late ’80s, New York City has had a secret: a sweet, creamy, frozen dairy dessert that won’t mess up a model’s diet, or anyone else’s for that matter. The secret has gotten out, however, as Tasti D-Lite stores have opened in places as close to the Big Apple as New Jersey and Connecticut, and as far away as Texas, California, and Arizona. And international dessert lovers are trying Tasti D-Lite these days, too, as the concept has spread to Mexico and Dubai. “Our goal is to open 50 more domestically and 14 internationally in 2011,” says Tasti D-Lite…

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Candidate Testimonial – Why We Are Different from Other Agencies!

Patrice & Associates is proud of our franchisees because we all share the same mission statement, "recruiting is not about money, it's about helping people". Below is an email we received from a candidate who Kim Corti helped find a job. For anyone looking for a job: I was looking to move my family to Florida this past May and needed a job down there in order to secure a move. I worked for Outback Steakhouse and didn't feel that things were progressing in my favor and I was worried that our move wasn't going to happen. So I decided…

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Upcoming Free Job Seeker Webinar – Jan. 16th

Finding your Passion, Purpose, and Power in Your Career Transition January 16th @ 3:00 am EST (12:00 pm PST, 1:00 pm MST, 2:00 pm CST) One of the great discoveries you make in life is the answer to the question, “Who am I?”  One of the deepest needs of human existence is to know that our lives count for something; that our gifts and talents are being used to make a difference. Since work is so much a part of our lives, we want it to be meaningful. Are you eager to live the life you deserve yet just don't…

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New Years Resolution – Weekly Review of your Job Search

Starting this week, commit to a weekly review of your job search.  Ask yourself three questions each Friday: 1. What is the 20% of what I did that provided 80% of my results?  (Do more of those actions in the coming week) 2. How did I waste time?  (Stop those actions immediately) 3. What new idea should I implement next week?  (This will help you keep your job search effective and eliminates bad habits) When you implement this weekly review, you may have a bad week in your search, but you will never have a bad month.   If you want…

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See What a Recruiter Sees – the Pros and Cons of your Resume

January 8th @ 11:00 am EST (8:00 am PST, 9:00 am MST, 10:00 am CST) In this Job Seeker Training, resume pros and cons will be discussed. Taking an in-depth look at resume changes over the past decade, our resume expert will instruct on do’s and don’ts as it relates to what works on a resume…and what doesn’t. Job seekers will be provided some helpful tips and tricks that should be taken into account when drafting their resume as well as be educated on what industry recruiters believe are red flags. To register for the training, you may login to…

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Have you Written Down Ten Goals for 2013?

Written goals can often create new momentum behind your job search.  Take time to determine what you want to accomplish in all areas that are important to you.  Examples might include:  Health, Career, Financial, Education, Spiritual, Philanthropic, Personal etc.  After you write down your ten goals, under each goal write down 4 to 5 action items that will help you attain your goal.  Finally, place a specific target date for completion next to each action item. Too often, goals are set for the coming year and then stashed away never to be read again until the following December.  This year follow…

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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 Amiss 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.
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